Samantha – Hi! I’m a 6th grader and really excited to be blogging. I LOVE to read and write so I’m most likely going to have a lot of posts. I’ll give you the most honest reviews possible. I hope you read them!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about cancer. The main character, Hazel, has cancer, her boyfriend has cancer, all of Hazel’s friends have cancer, and, to top it off, Hazel reads a sad story about a girl just like her, with cancer.
Hazel had always known she was going to die, but she didn’t really mind. She always thought that way until one day she met a boy who thought the same way. I guess that you can say this book is a sad romance book about cancer. Well, don’t say that. It’s not true. The Fault in Our Stars is simply a realistic fiction book explaining that there are real kids out there having to suffer from this horrible evil called cancer.
Back to Hazel’s life–the boy she met was named Gus (Augustus). Hazel introduced Gus to the sad cancer story that I mentioned before (An Imperial Affliction), and soon he was curious about the ending just as much as Hazel. I’m sorry; I forgot to tell you why they were curious about the book’s ending. They were curious about it because the story was like a diary, and at the end, the book just stops mid-sentence. It’s almost like the girl writing it disappeared or in this case, died. So, Hazel and Gus set off to Amsterdam to ask the author what happened to everyone at the end of the book. A lot happened in Amsterdam, but I’m going to sum it up by saying that they never got the answers to the book. I really would love to explain the entire book, but you’re going to have to read it yourself to find out what happens next!
I loved this book. It was hard for me to believe that there are kids in hospitals all around the world just waiting to die. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars because I literally could not put it down; I felt like I was with Hazel going through whatever she was. Please read this book! You won’t regret it!
Also, listen to this song by Flight of the Concords (FOC), “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That).” It is about sick kids in hospitals like many in this book. FOC wrote the song to raise money for Cure the Kids, a charity in New Zealand. Watch the video (try not to laugh). It starts with them interviewing kids. Then they turn their quotes into a song – the funniest song I’ve ever heard!