The Fault In Our StarsPaperback Dutton
- Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc
- Format: Paperback | 324 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 26mm | 340g
- Publication date: 23 January 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0525426000
- ISBN 13: 9780525426004
- Sales rank: 43
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By Mingxi Hou 08 Jul 2014
I've never thought of this as a bad book; in fact I quite enjoyed reading it. However like several others, I believe that it does not deserve the acclaim that has been lavished upon it.
The first person voice of the novel was its downfall. John Green tried much too hard to write a main character that is eloquent, but is still relatable to the target audience. The result was an inconsistent and hard to believe character that oscillated wildly between a 'typical teen', and someone with the emotional insight on life that is incongruous to both her age, and the character the author was clearly trying to create.
Story-wise, I found this novel to be average. Despite having some touching moments, the plot overall is contrived and lacked the more detailed nuances of human emotion that really brings a novel like this to life. I wouldn't recommend against this book, but I wouldn't recommend it either.