Friday, 4 July 2014

Book Beginnings #11: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Beginnings
is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader

Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

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Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death. 

Author:  John Green
Author Hardcover, First Edition, 318 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

My Thoughts
This is another re-read for me.  I read it a year or two ago but wanted a refresher before I saw the movie.  I love the story, and John Green's writing was incredible in this book.  Hazel and Augustus will capture your hearts, make you laugh, and then make you cry. 


  1. I recently read this one for the first time...and loved it. I also enjoyed the movie. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I enjoyed this I must see the movie. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I've heard so much about this book! I definitely plan to read it and see the movie too. LOVE the opening!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment: SIX MONTHS IN MONTANA.

  4. I've yet to read this book but I love the excerpt you posted. All the reviews I've read have been great and it's definitely encouraging that it's a reread for you.

  5. Is it bad that I haven't gotten the book yet.....

    my BB and 56

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    I haven't read The Fault In Our Stars yet. I must be the only person who hasn't.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. Hi Sheri,

    I think that, along with Elizabeth, I must be one of the last people in the World to read this book, in fact I had never come across it until a couple of weeks ago, when it was featured on another blog. I can't believe that Goodreads has logged nearly 100,000 reviews and ratings for 'The Fault In Our Stars' and it still comes out almost fautless.

    I think I agree with his mother about the depression, although without reading the synopsis, the opening words could have pretty much described your average male teenager anywhere in the world!

    Thanks for sharing,