SCARS AND STARS – A READING EXPERIENCE

Book Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
No. of Pages: 313
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Do I recommend it? Absolutely!
Rating: It deserves all the stars there are in the universe.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is the story of Hazel and Augustus. Cancer teens with cancer perks and cancer stories to tell. No, the book is not about cancer. Or just another story about cancer people. It’s more than that. Way way more than that. It’s the story of a book. It’s the story of love for that book. It’s the story of how words fall in love with words. It’s the story that you’re going to fall in love with. It’s the story that is going to fall in love with you.

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My first encounter with Hazel Grace, Gus, and TFIOS was at college. I was nineteen and was living in the college hostel with a roommate. One of my closest school friends texted me one day and begged me to read this book. Bcuz the movie adaptation was about to come out and she wanted to go see it with me. I agreed that I would read it. I read the PDF version on my laptop. It wasn't even a tangible object. Just some words on a screen. But then I realized that whatever hurts you the most and shakes you to the core are not tangible objects. Just some words on a screen. Most of the time anyway. I blushed, laughed, smirked, flirted, smiled a crooked smile, marvelled, and howled with these destructive arrangement of words on the page. And years later, as I read it for the third time, I still feel all those emotions. And a lot more. The reason for reading this book is different this time. The person I'm reading this for is different. Hell, even I am different than who I was all those years ago, nineteen year old someone, crying on her bed, staring at a laptop screen, unable to explain to her roommate, or her boyfriend, why I felt so utterly devastated. I am still unable to explain why I feel so utterly devastated with another death. Yeah, well… Spoiler Alert. Read more on my blog. Link in bio. I had an amazing time buddy reading TFIOS with you, @a.bengali.woman . Here's to more such buddy reads, discussions, and endless showering of love on Gus and Sush. ❤️ #ipreview via @preview.app #thefaultinourstars #johngreen #youngadultfiction #penguin #hazelgracelancaster #augustuswaters #gus #sushantsinghrajput #ssr #bookstagramkolkata #bookstagramcommunity #bookblogger #bookishcoven #bookishlove #love #loveforbooks #favorite #bookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookstagram #indianbookstagrammer #readmorebooks #keepcalmandreadon #bibliophile

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I’ve read this book three times now but I’m not going to keep a count after this. Because even if I read this book infinite number of times, an infinite re-reads will be waiting for me next. One of the reasons, this book is so loved is because of the characters that exist on the pages and out of them. One of the other reasons, this book is so loved because of the helplessness of everything in it. I can’t reveal much without giving out spoiler (in case you haven’t read it).

But trust me, you will not regret picking up this one.

Quick Question: Have you read this book? Or watched the movie (Hollywood or Bollywood version or both)? Do you have a favourite YA (Young Adult) book?

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