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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars John Green ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Ø TRAMZ.CO ´ John Green EMOTIONAL BLACKMAILYou will cry because this is VERY sadSo a discussion occurred in my head after I rated the book view spoilerA voice in my head Come on You can't post that on Goodreads Me glares Why not? A voice in my head aka VH Please don't You will ruin your reputation Me weary Not that again VH Well it's true You can't post that It's ju

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars Update 25062014 Since I've been receiving a lot of cyber bullies and hate messages I’m going to clarify few things Firstly this is a negative review of the book and it has got a lot of potential to infuriate the fans If you think that your o

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    REVIEW The Fault in Our Stars EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars John Green ´ 1 CHARACTERS I HATE this book Absolutely hate it Not just from the bottom of my heart which would literally mean my ventricles and so no but with my whole heart I hate it hate it hate itI hate the fact that it made me laugh so hard I hate the fact that it made me smile so muchI hate the fact that it made me chuckle so prof

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    SUMMARY Ø TRAMZ.CO ´ John Green EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars 15 starsEDIT Changed the rating because it's gotten to the point where my sister and I have inside jokes on how stupid and shallow this book is I can't think about this book without getting angryI have a history with pretentious peopleMy biggest mess involved two boys in particular who were so incredibly full of themselve

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars At age twenty two John Green worked as a student chaplain in a children's hospital Let's take a moment and consider all the implications of that and why he is making a colossal understatement when he described the experience as devastating That was about twelve years ago and Green has said in interviews that because of this experi

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars SUMMARY Ø TRAMZ.CO ´ John Green REVIEW The Fault in Our Stars It seems silly that I have to say this but I've seen many a negative review of this book met with backlash from John's nerdfighter fans so I want to make one thing clear I like John Green You'll find plenty who worship him as a god amongst men and many who are highly critical of him I fall into neither of these categories but I do like him and I enjoy watching his videos I find him funny and I agree with a lot of what

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars John Green ´ 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW The Fault in Our Stars I must be clear from the beginning This is perhaps the most personal review I have written My choice of stars was difficult for this I am a self confessed John Green fan I believe he is amongst the best of not only YA but fiction writers out there in general This is a beautifully written book There is very little to complain about in terms of style plot character etc However I couldn't in all good conscience give this any higher

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Fault in Our Stars The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars But in ourselves This is the first time I’ve truly been at a loss f

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The Fault in Our Stars

CHARACTERS ´ The Fault in Our Stars Die oorspronklike Engelse roman THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is 'n internasionale blitsverkoper waarvan ook 'n baie suksesvolle rolprent gemaak is Die bekende skrywer en kunstenaar Tinus Horn het die boek op 'n sensitiewe manier in Afrikaans vertaal as DIE FOUT BY ONS STERRE Ondanks die mediese wond. EMOTIONAL BLACKMAILYou will cry because this is VERY sadSo a discussion occurred in my head after I rated the book view spoilerA voice in my head Come on You can t post that on Goodreads Me glares Why not A voice in my head aka VH Please don t You will ruin your reputation Me weary Not that again VH Well it s true You can t post that It s just not okay Do you have any idea how popular this book is Hint YOU CAN T EVEN GUESSMe Why should I care Maybe some people think like meVH You don t understand It s not just random book that you can critize like you do all the time and just get away with it This is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS And it s John Green Believe me you do NOT want to get in the way of those crazy fans nerdfighters or whatever it is they call themselves Me Really what the fuck do I care I want to give this 3 stars It s not like I m giving it 1 star or something VH But why would you even do that in the first place EVERYONE and I do mean EVERYONE in your friend list gave it 5 stars And they used so many sobbing gifs Really it made me cry a little just looking at them Me staresVH It won the Goodreads award for best YAMe So Fifty Shades won Best Romance VH It s got one of the highest general ratings for a book on GoodreadsMe Nobody but the Goodreads community actually cares And wait I m not even sure the Goodreads community actually cares I know I don tVH You re such a cold hearted bitch Why would you give it only 3 stars anyway Don t you have a heart And why 3 stars I know you really loved the book deep down Me I didn t I mean I liked it it was okay but I didn t love it It s I mean Oh fuck it It s overrated There I said it Sue me VH seethes You did NOT just say that Me I did Because it is Come on did you read the dialogues in this Can we talk about the dialogues I want to talk about the dialoguesVH crosses arms Go ahead I want examplesMe Fine I ll start with the popular uotes You know what I m talking about The uotes which are totally overrated and everyone loves them and they create pics and stuff when really if you think about the uote in itself Well you realize that it just you know sucks VH mumbles How bout you suckMe What was that Actually forget it I don t give a shit Listen to this My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations VH So It s beautifulMe Welltries really hard to refrain from laughing I mean Seriously Like fails miserably HAHAHAHA how pretentious can you get Comparing your thoughts to stars REALLYVH You re so shallow Some of us have deep thoughts you know Like thoughts so deep they actually deserve to be compared to the firmament I don t even want to explain to you how poetic this is because I d waste my time Me Save yourself the effort I don t mind And I ve got another example Probably my favoriteThat s the thing about pain It demands to be felt VH What now You re gonna say that it s so pretentious it made you cryMe Precisely nods wisely Because that s the thing about tears They demand to be wet Or that s the thing about food It demands to be eaten Or that s the thing aboutVH SHUT UP I get it There s no discussion with you How am I supposed to discuss with someone who s got the intellectual depth of an empty oysterMe But come on I m not finished yet What about Augustus and his unlit cigarette They don t kill you unless you light them he said And I ve never lit one It s a metaphor see You put the killing thing right between your teeth but you don t give it the power to do its killing Me Is this supposed to be smart This is pathetic It s terrible it s not funny and it s not deep VH hisses It s a metaphorMe I know It s a metaphor I said dubious It s a metaphor he said You choose your behaviors based on their metaphorical resonances I said Oh yes He smiled I m a big believer in metaphor Hazel Grace Me Can you say metaphor again Say metaphor one time Go ahead say it I think John Green hasn t totally forced it down my throat yet hysterical yelling LET S SAY IT AGAIN Metaphor Everything is a METAPHORVH What s your point you freakMe My point is the dialogues are horrible It made my eyes burn It s pretentious and unbelievable AND besides you can totally see that John Green loves the charactersVH What author doesn t like the characters of their own bookMe It s not the same With John Green It s like he adores himself I bet you anything he re reads his own books Just to see exactly how awesome they are VH What You don t know that You cannot possibly say that How dare you talk about him like you know himMe You know in the audio version of The Fault in Our Stars at the end there s an interview with him And he explicitly says that he just LOVES listening to the audio versions of his books So thereVH What No You re wrong He doesn t mean like he loves it when someone reads him his own books That s not what he meant AT ALL It s a misunderstanding What he meant was he loves listening to the the reading lady Because she has such a sweet voice and everything Me Are you kidding me He s in love with himself Augustus is just an hologram An empty shell Seriously his monologues are laughable I couldn t even focus I kept thinking of John Green while reading Because Augustus is just SO witty so smart so perfect cough cough wish fulfillment helloVH I am so not convincedMe There s this whole repetition thing too I cannot believe how all the characters of his books look alike How come it works every SINGLE time How many books are out there now 4 5 More surely It s always the SAME THING Geeky and nerdy narrator geekier and nerdier sidekick mysterious but unbelievable girl random plot that doesn t even make sense road trip Come the fuck on You know what The fact that people aren t getting tired of him and his stupid same characters is the real uestionVH But this book is uniue The way it deals with cancer and death It s so beautiful You cannot possibly say it isn tMe That s what disturbed me the most Look What I want to say is not every death is glorious Not every death is epic and not every death will glow like a star in the eternal twilight sky Most of the time deaths are random plain and the world is cold and uncaring and that s how it is And that s what s terrible You don t need to be a hero you don t need to defy death the way Augustus pretends to you don t need to lose yourself in unbelievable speeches to have people cry over your death The book is just TOO much VH You know about them being unbelievable when they talk You seem to forget something Augustus and Hazel ARE different They re uniue so they talk different That s what it s all aboutMe They re not different they don t exist They can t exist Honestly I don t think this was a good tribute to the kids who are really sick Because no one talks like that NO ONE and I feel like now there s this messed up hierarchy between the sick kids who are sort of smart ass and those who aren t And I refuse that I can t accept that Being ironic jaded detached and all metaphorical over the disease is a luxury that genuinely sick teenagers cannot afford So fuck this And I d rather kneel before a kid who has cancer and who doesn t know what a metaphor is than shed a tear over one of Augustus s stupid monologuesVH You liar I know you cried while you read the book You were a sobbing messMe I wasn t I was a sobbing mess at the end of Before I Die And oh my God I couldn t even speak after I finished A Monster Calls because I was crying so hard Me and Earl and the Dying Girl had me in tears too These are all gorgeous books that deal with cancer And I cried like a bitch every single time and they broke my heart But this I didn t cryVH You did and you know it Especially at THIS special momentMe looks away I don t know what you re talking aboutVH You cried when Hazel asked her mom if she would still be a mom after her deathMe Fine okay I cried I know Okay I know But look That s precisely the point That s what I call emotional blackmail Because I DARE YOU not to cry over that discussion Because it s a universal fear Whether you re a mom or a daughter or both if you have a sister even you must have thought about that already and told yourself Okay if I die or if she dies Who will I be If my sister dies and I m asked whether I have a sibling what should I say Am I still a sister because she existed once Or if you have a child and then one day your baby dies What happens then Are you still a parent Are you still a parent because once you used to be a parent and because there s a room upstairs that used to be your child s I dare you to think about it and not end up crying I took it as a betrayal from John Green because I feel like he didn t play fair OF COURSE talking about a child s death in this peculiar way will make the reader cry But it s so easy It doesn t reuire any talent Just ask anyone to talk about that and they ll be tearing up in 5 seconds Do you understand what I m trying to say I feel like he was like I m gonna make them cry and all the while I was reading I swear I could hear him ARE YOU SAD YET ARE YOU HEARTBROKEN YET DO YOU SEE HOW INCREDIBLY UPSETTING MY STORY IS I KNOW RIGHT I AMAZE MYSELF SOMETIMESVH But Me No look Writing like that it s not incredible it s not magical and it s not valuable It s playing with people s weaknesses It s manipulating people into crying And I can t respect him with that the way I respect people who manage to make me cry without using such poor plot devices Like in Me and Earl and The Dying Girl There s a cancer book that really took me by surprise Because Rachel the sick girl is everything but admirable She s young a bit shallow nice shy plain normal really And her neighbor who befriends her he doesn t fall in love with her And her death won t be remembered like something that scarred humanity because it didn t Ultimately it didn t even matter at all And I could relate easily to that to the meaningless dimension of her death to the emptiness of it all than I could ever relate to the ridiculous speeches of Augustus and Hazel s too for that matter Because you know what bothered me too They re indistinct VH That s because they re soul mates That s the whole point of the book They found themselves in each otherMe It doesn t work to say they re soul mates Look I read the book almost a year ago I think And this I m in love with you and I m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things I m in love with you and I know that love is just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we ll ever have and I am in love with you Me This is beautiful granted It s also unrealistic that a teenager would ever say that let alone improvize it but whatever it s pretty But the thing is I am completely unable to say whether it s Augustus or Hazel who says that I don t know I have no idea I try to recognize the style but I can t tell BECAUSE THEY TALK EXACTLY THE SAMEVH Me So yeah I didn t love the book and I am not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things I didn t love the book and I know this review might be just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we re all doomed to another John Green book about an unbelievable loser and his even loser sidekick loving an unbelievable teenage girl and that there will come a day when maybe he will change his writing formula and maybe that ll come when the sun will swallow the only earth we ll ever have but then it ll be too late so who cares I didn t love this bookVH suspiciously silentMe Are we doneVH FINE Ugh Okay Waves white flag I surrenderMe Yes clicks save review hide spoiler Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice just not okay Do you have any idea how popular this book is Hint YOU CAN T EVEN GUESSMe Why should I care Maybe some people think like meVH You don t understand It s not Apprendre à programmer avec Python 3 just random book that you can critize like you do all the time and Witch at Heart (A Jinx Hamilton Mystery Book 1) (English Edition) just get away with it This is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS And it s John Green Believe me you do NOT want to get in the way of those crazy fans nerdfighters or whatever it is they call themselves Me Really what the fuck do I care I want to give this 3 stars It s not like I m giving it 1 star or something VH But why would you even do that in the first place EVERYONE and I do mean EVERYONE in your friend list gave it 5 stars And they used so many sobbing gifs Really it made me cry a little Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists just looking at them Me staresVH It won the Goodreads award for best YAMe So Fifty Shades won Best Romance VH It s got one of the highest general ratings for a book on GoodreadsMe Nobody but the Goodreads community actually cares And wait I m not even sure the Goodreads community actually cares I know I don tVH You re such a cold hearted bitch Why would you give it only 3 stars anyway Don t you have a heart And why 3 stars I know you really loved the book deep down Me I didn t I mean I liked it it was okay but I didn t love it It s I mean Oh fuck it It s overrated There I said it Sue me VH seethes You did NOT United Methodist Hymnal Dark Red just say that Me I did Because it is Come on did you read the dialogues in this Can we talk about the dialogues I want to talk about the dialoguesVH crosses arms Go ahead I want examplesMe Fine I ll start with the popular uotes You know what I m talking about The uotes which are totally overrated and everyone loves them and they create pics and stuff when really if you think about the uote in itself Well you realize that it Tokyo ghoul Vol.5 just you know sucks VH mumbles How bout you suckMe What was that Actually forget it I don t give a shit Listen to this My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations VH So It s beautifulMe Welltries really hard to refrain from laughing I mean Seriously Like fails miserably HAHAHAHA how pretentious can you get Comparing your thoughts to stars REALLYVH You re so shallow Some of us have deep thoughts you know Like thoughts so deep they actually deserve to be compared to the firmament I don t even want to explain to you how poetic this is because I d waste my time Me Save yourself the effort I don t mind And I ve got another example Probably my favoriteThat s the thing about pain It demands to be felt VH What now You re gonna say that it s so pretentious it made you cryMe Precisely nods wisely Because that s the thing about tears They demand to be wet Or that s the thing about food It demands to be eaten Or that s the thing aboutVH SHUT UP I get it There s no discussion with you How am I supposed to discuss with someone who s got the intellectual depth of an empty oysterMe But come on I m not finished yet What about Augustus and his unlit cigarette They don t kill you unless you light them he said And I ve never lit one It s a metaphor see You put the killing thing right between your teeth but you don t give it the power to do its killing Me Is this supposed to be smart This is pathetic It s terrible it s not funny and it s not deep VH hisses It s a metaphorMe I know It s a metaphor I said dubious It s a metaphor he said You choose your behaviors based on their metaphorical resonances I said Oh yes He smiled I m a big believer in metaphor Hazel Grace Me Can you say metaphor again Say metaphor one time Go ahead say it I think John Green hasn t totally forced it down my throat yet hysterical yelling LET S SAY IT AGAIN Metaphor Everything is a METAPHORVH What s your point you freakMe My point is the dialogues are horrible It made my eyes burn It s pretentious and unbelievable AND besides you can totally see that John Green loves the charactersVH What author doesn t like the characters of their own bookMe It s not the same With John Green It s like he adores himself I bet you anything he re reads his own books Just to see exactly how awesome they are VH What You don t know that You cannot possibly say that How dare you talk about him like you know himMe You know in the audio version of The Fault in Our Stars at the end there s an interview with him And he explicitly says that he The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease just LOVES listening to the audio versions of his books So thereVH What No You re wrong He doesn t mean like he loves it when someone reads him his own books That s not what he meant AT ALL It s a misunderstanding What he meant was he loves listening to the the reading lady Because she has such a sweet voice and everything Me Are you kidding me He s in love with himself Augustus is Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made (English Edition) just an hologram An empty shell Seriously his monologues are laughable I couldn t even focus I kept thinking of John Green while reading Because Augustus is The Forbidden Groom: Texas Titan Romances (English Edition) just SO witty so smart so perfect cough cough wish fulfillment helloVH I am so not convincedMe There s this whole repetition thing too I cannot believe how all the characters of his books look alike How come it works every SINGLE time How many books are out there now 4 5 More surely It s always the SAME THING Geeky and nerdy narrator geekier and nerdier sidekick mysterious but unbelievable girl random plot that doesn t even make sense road trip Come the fuck on You know what The fact that people aren t getting tired of him and his stupid same characters is the real uestionVH But this book is uniue The way it deals with cancer and death It s so beautiful You cannot possibly say it isn tMe That s what disturbed me the most Look What I want to say is not every death is glorious Not every death is epic and not every death will glow like a star in the eternal twilight sky Most of the time deaths are random plain and the world is cold and uncaring and that s how it is And that s what s terrible You don t need to be a hero you don t need to defy death the way Augustus pretends to you don t need to lose yourself in unbelievable speeches to have people cry over your death The book is The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics) just TOO much VH You know about them being unbelievable when they talk You seem to forget something Augustus and Hazel ARE different They re uniue so they talk different That s what it s all aboutMe They re not different they don t exist They can t exist Honestly I don t think this was a good tribute to the kids who are really sick Because no one talks like that NO ONE and I feel like now there s this messed up hierarchy between the sick kids who are sort of smart ass and those who aren t And I refuse that I can t accept that Being ironic A Level Chemistry A for OCR Student Book (Ocr a Level) jaded detached and all metaphorical over the disease is a luxury that genuinely sick teenagers cannot afford So fuck this And I d rather kneel before a kid who has cancer and who doesn t know what a metaphor is than shed a tear over one of Augustus s stupid monologuesVH You liar I know you cried while you read the book You were a sobbing messMe I wasn t I was a sobbing mess at the end of Before I Die And oh my God I couldn t even speak after I finished A Monster Calls because I was crying so hard Me and Earl and the Dying Girl had me in tears too These are all gorgeous books that deal with cancer And I cried like a bitch every single time and they broke my heart But this I didn t cryVH You did and you know it Especially at THIS special momentMe looks away I don t know what you re talking aboutVH You cried when Hazel asked her mom if she would still be a mom after her deathMe Fine okay I cried I know Okay I know But look That s precisely the point That s what I call emotional blackmail Because I DARE YOU not to cry over that discussion Because it s a universal fear Whether you re a mom or a daughter or both if you have a sister even you must have thought about that already and told yourself Okay if I die or if she dies Who will I be If my sister dies and I m asked whether I have a sibling what should I say Am I still a sister because she existed once Or if you have a child and then one day your baby dies What happens then Are you still a parent Are you still a parent because once you used to be a parent and because there s a room upstairs that used to be your child s I dare you to think about it and not end up crying I took it as a betrayal from John Green because I feel like he didn t play fair OF COURSE talking about a child s death in this peculiar way will make the reader cry But it s so easy It doesn t reuire any talent Just ask anyone to talk about that and they ll be tearing up in 5 seconds Do you understand what I m trying to say I feel like he was like I m gonna make them cry and all the while I was reading I swear I could hear him ARE YOU SAD YET ARE YOU HEARTBROKEN YET DO YOU SEE HOW INCREDIBLY UPSETTING MY STORY IS I KNOW RIGHT I AMAZE MYSELF SOMETIMESVH But Me No look Writing like that it s not incredible it s not magical and it s not valuable It s playing with people s weaknesses It s manipulating people into crying And I can t respect him with that the way I respect people who manage to make me cry without using such poor plot devices Like in Me and Earl and The Dying Girl There s a cancer book that really took me by surprise Because Rachel the sick girl is everything but admirable She s young a bit shallow nice shy plain normal really And her neighbor who befriends her he doesn t fall in love with her And her death won t be remembered like something that scarred humanity because it didn t Ultimately it didn t even matter at all And I could relate easily to that to the meaningless dimension of her death to the emptiness of it all than I could ever relate to the ridiculous speeches of Augustus and Hazel s too for that matter Because you know what bothered me too They re indistinct VH That s because they re soul mates That s the whole point of the book They found themselves in each otherMe It doesn t work to say they re soul mates Look I read the book almost a year ago I think And this I m in love with you and I m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things I m in love with you and I know that love is The Curiosities just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we ll ever have and I am in love with you Me This is beautiful granted It s also unrealistic that a teenager would ever say that let alone improvize it but whatever it s pretty But the thing is I am completely unable to say whether it s Augustus or Hazel who says that I don t know I have no idea I try to recognize the style but I can t tell BECAUSE THEY TALK EXACTLY THE SAMEVH Me So yeah I didn t love the book and I am not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things I didn t love the book and I know this review might be In The Moonlight: MMF Bisexual Romance: (MMF Anthology Edition) (English Edition) just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we re all doomed to another John Green book about an unbelievable loser and his even loser sidekick loving an unbelievable teenage girl and that there will come a day when maybe he will change his writing formula and maybe that ll come when the sun will swallow the only earth we ll ever have but then it ll be too late so who cares I didn t love this bookVH suspiciously silentMe Are we doneVH FINE Ugh Okay Waves white flag I surrenderMe Yes clicks save review hide spoiler

REVIEW The Fault in Our Stars

CHARACTERS ´ The Fault in Our Stars Erwerk wat gewasse laat krimp en vir haar 'n paar jaar koop stuur Hazel se lewensverhaal op die einde af; haar diagnose het die inhoud van die laaste hoofstuk bepaal Maar wanneer 'n uiters aantreklike omwenteling met die naam Augustus Waters by die kankerondersteuningsgroep vir kinders instap. It seems silly that I have to say this but I ve seen many a negative review of this book met with backlash from John s nerdfighter fans so I want to make one thing clear I like John Green You ll find plenty who worship him as a god amongst men and many who are highly critical of him I fall into neither of these categories but I do like him and I enjoy watching his videos I find him funny and I agree with a lot of what he stands for I also appreciate the amount of charity work he does and the way he helps the nerds feel better about themselves and make it out of high school a little less scarred than they might have been I like John Green But I do not particularly like this book There are plenty of people raving about this book on goodreads on Kirkus in various magazines and newspapers so I realise I am in a tiny minority I will also admit that I might not have felt the same if I hadn t already subjected myself to numerous cancer books but as it is I do not feel anything that uniue or interesting has been brought to the table here For the first half approx despite my lack of enthusiasm I expected to give it three stars because I didn t consider it to be a bad book and it was well written enough however as the book wore on I began to realise that I was growing and bored and found myself struggling to read on This was something I hadn t anticipated I d prepared myself for many different possibilities heartbreak a changed perspective on life and death disdain annoyance but not bored indifference Hence the lower ratingOne of the first problems I encountered was that the kids were wise beyond their years And I don t mean intelligent I mean wise They came out with things that really only suit people who ve been alive a few centuries like Dumbledore or Gandalf or at the very least people who are sat comfortably in middle age I like that Green doesn t patronise his readers by oversimplifying things or dumbing down characters in a condescending effort to appeal to teenagers but these characters behave in a way that is unnatural to the point where sometimes it is verging on ridiculous It s not completely unbelievable that some kids exist who are actually like this but they definitely don t all speak and behave in this wayThe characters are all in one way or another John Green They all have his uirkiness his sense of humour I was picturing several John Greens sat around having a conversation while I was reading The Fault in Our Stars In fact reading this book was a little bit like watching one of Green s vlogs which might have worked well if JG hadn t dampened the humour with philosophical musings As it was I had a book that was trying so very hard to be both funny and sad at the same time and ended up failing to deliver either one as successfully as I would have liked The dialogue felt false and scripted because of the teens tendency to showcase their depth and intelligence Natural conversation between anyone of any age doesn t work like this and I couldn t shake the feeling that there should be a laughter track playing in the backgroundThe Fault in Our Stars in my opinion would have been far better if Green had stuck to humour like Andrews did in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl I believe that the exaggerated characters and their unrealistic conversations would have been fine in a straight up humour book because that s not supposed to portray something real and deep and moving But Green loses it by trying to be philosophical and in the end I think he has produced a book that is as melodramatic and message driven as any other on this issue And his attempt to balance humour and sadness left me somewhat devoid of emotion throughout and provided fewer laughs than I d hopedUltimately I feel that JG sacrificed humour in order to be deep and philosophical perhaps this book tried to be too many things perhaps JG tried to be too clever But Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a much better book in my opinion because it did the whole serious illness humour thing but didn t over complicate things by being philosophical Like I said near the beginning perhaps I am just tired of these books and The Fault in Our Stars needs to be appreciated by someone who has not already exhausted themselves on similar efforts Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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CHARACTERS ´ The Fault in Our Stars Word Hazel se storie van voor tot agter herskryf Rou dapper oneerbiedig en vol insig DIE FOUT BY ONS STERRE is tot dusver die bekroonde skrywer John Green se mees ondernemende en hartroerende roman waarin hy die lagwekkende asembenewende en tragiese aard van die lewe en liefde skitterend verke. I must be clear from the beginning This is perhaps the most personal review I have written My choice of stars was difficult for this I am a self confessed John Green fan I believe he is amongst the best of not only YA but fiction writers out there in general This is a beautifully written book There is very little to complain about in terms of style plot character etc However I couldn t in all good conscience give this any higher because it sits so badly with me I have let this novel marinate for a couple of days now before writing this and I just keep coming back to the same issues NamelyWas this John Green s story to tellIt is the human condition to attempt to find hope in hopeless situations But let me attempt to explain how watching a 17 year old fade away truly feels Because when the wit and words are stripped away I am not sure John did thatIt is endless It is an unavoidable and uncontrollable and an all encompassing darkness where no hope or life or explanations existThere are absolutely no life lessons to be gained from watching a 17 year old cease to exist There is no comfort The lessons that some may claim you can achieve through the darkest night of the soul reveal most of humanity for the selfish narcissistic beings we areI have come to believe there is a special kind of cruelty behind the perfectly cross stitched encouragement Those things are for the ones left over trying to make sense of the senselessWhilst I believe this novel acknowledges that It tries not to as the main protagonists claimed theirselves set the victims of disease up as typical heroic worldly wise characters it still reads like a novel attempting to bring euilibrium out of disaster The victims ultimately still are wise beyond their years This it seems is an assumed side effect of a teenager coming to terms with their mortality They use metaphors and pretentious poetry and a sharp wit and are wholly unbelievable as real life teenagers They are constructs of an ideal They are the literary version of Dawson s Creek using SAT vocabulary and existential navel gazing whilst simultaneously slamming the typical genre for using its characters to do the sameHaving lived this first hand once with a brother who ceases to exist at 17 and a second time with a brother who is currently 2 years NEC I am all too familiar with the need for light hearted humour at what may feel like the most inappropriate of times But what differs from that and attempting to write a disease ridden novel that attempts to make you laugh is apparently personal experience I have the right to sit around a Christmas table laughing somewhat hysterically at nothing My living brother has the right to crack UNO ball jokes whenever the opportunity arises But none of the readers of this novel who have not experienced the kind of loss depicted here have a right to laugh at any of it You can not claim it as your own unless it is yours and in my mind that is what humour does It is not appropriate for me to laugh along with eye jokes and blind jokes because they are not my jokes I am merely a voyeur in another persons tragedy I lay no claim to having the understanding of the experience necessary to allow for laughterAgain let me make clear I can not approach this book outside of my personal experience Of course in reality I do not believe you have to have experienced everything to laugh at a joke But in terms of purposefully trying to create humour in a novel that is fundamentally tragic for an audience that is mostly YA I struggle with I struggle with it because the empty platitudes that are trying so hard to be subverted in this novel are still being created It is still suggesting there can be lightness and humour within the terminally dark and it is suggesting it to people who have never experienced the terminally darkThis read like a novel where the author has truly witnessed the emptiness of teenage terminal illness and thankfully appears to have become considerate and thoughtful for it As opposed to erring on the side of platitudesBut it still read as a novel attempting to explain where the hope in hopeless situations arePerhaps because it is too raw a subject for me or perhaps because the novel really is sentimental and gratuitous granted in a different way from the norm of this genre but this is not a book I would recommendFor sufferers for family members of sufferers or for well meaning people seeking to understand the hopelessness of some situations I would recommend it for none

  • ebook
  • 320
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • John Green
  • Afrikaans
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9781485900283