Review: The Fault in our Stars


Who doesn’t love reading about two well-crafted characters in an us-against-the-world (death) story? “The Fault in our Stars” is endearing in the way the protagonists face their mortality, and their otherness amongst those who don’t have to LIVE FOR TODAY or feel like a side effect of life, through frank discussions of their respective experiences and flirtatious interactions with each other. 

I was reluctant to read this book because I was worried about a romanticised approach to terminal illness, or a moral copout at the end (“My Sister’s Keeper” still pisses me off when I think about it). While I found the plot and ending predictable, this didn’t lessen the impact of the story.

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