, , , , , ,


Unless you have been living under a rock these past few months, then the book (and especially its movie adaptation), The Fault In Our Stars needs no in depth introduction.

For the sake of those who have been living under a rock, the book is written by John Green. It tells of the love story of two teenage cancer patients: Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort).

They both meet during a cancer support group session and hit it off as friends thanks to their seemingly witty and intellectual personalities.

Together they tackle the ups and downs of living with cancer. When Augustus finds a way for Hazel to get in contact with her favorite author, they are set on another adventure; this time in the European city of Amsterdam. While in the city, they discover the love they have for each other; Which in turn overshadows the disappointment they faced when they met Hazel’s favorite author.



I won't be spoiling the rest of the book BUT the movie version is worth watching. It doesn't exactly follow the book in its entirety but as a movie, it delivered. It was narrated in Hazel's voice and the romantic/drama- genre are well-balanced. So, it's not a very serious movie (which may be expected because it involves cancer). It's really as if Hazel is simply telling the tale of how she met Augustus and how he changed her world despite the expectations one has of cancer. It's one of those films wherein it gave the book justice.

Oh, and the quotes are totally quotable!



La vie est trés belle,

P.S. if you're a softie, expect tears to flow.