Sandra Reads: The Fault in Our Stars

One of my new year’s resolutions was to read more books of my choice. Being a student of English, I have to read quite a few books throughout the year, but most of them are not exactly fun to read. Therefore, I decided to read at least one book a month for pure pleasure. The first one that I’ve read this year is John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. It is one of the most popular books right now, so I just had to see what the deal is. 

Roughly speaking, The Fault in Our Stars is  a story about two teenagers who have cancer, but I didn’t find it overly depressing. Even though it deals with kind of pessimistic and serious topics, the humour, witty and intelligent characters, and unexpected plot twists make the book an enjoyable read. I wouldn’t rate it five stars, but it is definitely one of the best books I’ve read recently. There are tons of good quotes in there too, so keep your markers ready if you’re one of those people who like to highlight passages. I am not one of them in case you’re wondering. Not that there’s something wrong with it. I just can’t bring myself to write down things in an actual book, because to me, it seems like I’m destroying it. By the way, my favorite part of the book is the ad for the swing set – ‘Lonely, vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children’. I don’t know if this is just me and my weird sense of humour, but I find this sentence hilarious! Please tell me I’m not the only one. Anyway, have you read this book? If so, how do you like it?

P.S. Did you know that the author – John Green – is a youtuber!? You can find his channel here


  1. Alicia Forster
    February 15, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    I have loved John Green for years and his youtube channel etc. This book is excellent but if you're looking for something else by him I recommend Looking For Alaska. It's a brilliant read!

    • Sandra
      February 15, 2013 / 9:33 pm

      I'm definitely putting it down on my to-read list. I've saw quite a few mentions of this book!

  2. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    I absolutely LOVE TFIOS! I read it last summer and I genuinely had tears in my eyes (and it takes a lot for a book to well me up!) I don't highlight books either but I usually keep a note of them somewhere (I was brought up with the strict rule that novels aren't meant to be written in, lol)Glad that you enjoyed it, have you read any other John Green book? If you loved this then I'd recommend me Before You by Jojo Moyes, 🙂 xfindingyourinnerbeauty,

    • Sandra
      February 15, 2013 / 9:40 pm

      I cannot bring myself to make notes inside novels as well. It seems like a crime to me, haha! I haven't read any other books by John Green, but I've seen a few mentions of his Looking for Alaska, so I'll maybe read that one as well. I need to read the description first, though. I've just checked out Me Before You and it definitely seems like a book I would enjoy!

  3. Amy
    February 15, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    I absolutely loved this book when I read it last year. I wasn't a fan of Looking for Alaska at all but this was such a perfect read!Amy at PaintPotted

  4. Dora Susyer
    February 15, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Putting it on my reading list. Well actually buying, because I am one of those people who like to highlight passages so I can't borrow books from library. =)

  5. Deja
    February 15, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Kul, bom prebrala 🙂 ampak prvo diploma! 😀

  6. Dora Susyer
    February 15, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Putting it on my reading list. Well, actually buying first, because I am one of those people who like to fold pages where are great quotes… =(

  7. Amy Marie
    February 15, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    I read this recently too (as in this week) and cried my way through it, it was so beautiful written and dealt with the issues so well. I'm half way through my review for my blog!I recommend Looking for Alaska too, it's my favourite John Green book by miles. And his youtube is hilarious, he's such a funny guy and recently go to hang out with Obama! What a legend!Amy x

  8. Georgina
    February 15, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Don't worry, I found that line hilarious too! I love John Green's books, you should read Looking For Alaska, it's a bit more lighthearted and more of a coming of age story, but I loved it. I loved TFIOS so much that I bought myself a copy just so I could pencil my favourite quotes (yep I'm one of those people) and it made me cry a little bit, not as much as I expected, but then again I really wasn't expecting those plot twists!xxx

  9. Mateja
    February 15, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    Nisem vedela, da študiraš angleščino. A to na FF? Jaz tudi študiram anglistiko, samo sem dvopredmetna, imam še geografijo zraven 🙂

    • Sandra
      February 15, 2013 / 11:03 pm

      Jp. 😀 Kateri letnik pa si?

    • Mateja
      February 16, 2013 / 9:39 am

      Zdaj sem dodatno leto, torej 3.letnik in sem doma. Moram tisto mini diplomsko spisat za geografijo. Pa ti?

    • Sandra
      February 16, 2013 / 10:48 am

      Zdej sem tretji letnik.

  10. Katy
    February 15, 2013 / 11:29 pm

    I bought this book recently, I've yet to read it though, I'm looking forward to it, I've heard good things! x

  11. Adeola Naomi
    February 15, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    He is a very good Author and I love this specific book too.

  12. Lucy Cole
    February 16, 2013 / 8:11 am

    I've seen a lot of people reading this recently, think I might add it to my holidays books!Xx

  13. Evani Gatsby
    February 16, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I need to check out this book! 🙂

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