5.12.2014

What I Learned From The Fault In Our Stars

Since I am done with school for a little while. I have been putting together a good old reading plan. I have always been a reading nerd (it's the only place word "nerd" gets fit in), but in all this life chaos, I haven't paid much attention to getting back to my childhood hobby. Tsk tsk. It seriously hurts.

In past days, there's a book that had a big influence on me. The Fault In Our Stars of John Green.
If you live under a rock or haven't been out since DC age, this best seller is EVEN best. The story of two teenagers who are affected by cancer met at a church and fall in love. Ah, sounds typical? It really isn't. I died a little with almost every quote, every humor shot, every sarcastic thought.
1- While you are alive, you should live HAPPILY:
If I had a terrible disease (cancer etc) like Hazel and Augustus did. I would probably have left my hopes and would keep laying on my bed to die. Oh okay, maybe a little less.
Hazel sounded like me sometimes, hopeless. But Augustus made me realize he had hopes for life, no matter how long he'd live. He would enjoy every moment of life. I got shocked at some points. See the height of optimism.
While Hazel, she's SO ME and we're typical.


2- Love doesn't see the difficulties:
I am not any kind of romantic person, to be honest. But when two people with cancer, at last, stage, fell in love and fell too hard, It kind of made me too hopeful about love. Maybe it is always us to assume difficulties with love. Perhaps things aren't much weaker than the thoughts we have. These maybe's got me an answer, in their story (*getting emotional*)

3- You do everything you can, for the people you love
Augustus granted Hazel his last wish from an organization. I mean, I couldn't imagine giving someone what I had, for the very last time. Hazel and Augustus went to Amsterdam to meet her favorite author. The point came in my mind, "can you do literally anything for those you love?"
Perhaps yes. I guess we can. I would throw a tantrum if I lost a single penny from my bag. But if someone I love is in pain, a hundred million wouldn't worth. Maybe it's the thing that keeps hidden, in our hearts.

4- Some pains are eternal
This book gets extremely sad. When as a reader I realized Augustus was going to die, my heart broke into MILLION pieces. How could he die? heroes don't die.
Hazel's life after Augustus, it seemed like a big hole. A space that was never supposed to be filled. This pain is eternal, it would remain same.
I have some "holes" like that, which reminded me how eternal that pain is. Nothing deniable.

5- Love is unconditional
Yeah, ever since I got to the age of 17. I have heard that love is blind. It so is. But it isn't always.
In any way, love doesn't see anything. Any fancy term or any advantage. You just go on and fall in love with the person's personality, in her charms, in her spirits. It all consists of a thing we call love.
Hazel was a patient, so was Augustus. Their conditions met but their bond was something even stronger. I loved it.
While I sit and write this post. My eyes are teary so I need to keep sipping my tea before I am caught. The movie is coming out soon and I am jumping with excitement with every new trailer release. It's the first time I AM fangirling, this much :)
The Fault In Our Stars is SO full of amazing quotes. Few of my favorites are:

"The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves." 
"Nostalgia is a side effect of cancer."
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
“My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations.”
“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you.”
"The world is not a wish-granting factory."

If you have read it, wow I guess we can fangirl together. I got way too emotional while writing this post *wipes tears*

What's your favorite thing about The Fault In Our Stars?

PS: Without any, any doubt. John Green did not pay me for this emotional post. In the case of doubt, please take me to a high tea to meet him.
And all those photos are taken from Google & Tumblr.
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12 comments :

  1. I just looked this book up yesterday to buy after seeing the movie preview! I am looking forward to reading it first... this just reinforces my excitement :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to the movie. I want to see if it will be as good as the book. I feel like I should gift the book to others who want to read it.

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  3. DON'T GET ME STARTED ON TFIOS. I can go DAYS talking about it.

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  4. I've never heard of this book before reading your absolutely fantastic review. I want to run out and buy it now. Thanks for such an emotional write up.

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  5. Go you for taking so much away from this! I read this a while ago, and I'm honestly not a huge John Green fan! If you liked this, you should read Looking for Alaska. (I really didn't like that, but all my friends did.)

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  6. I have the book queued up in my Kindle but haven't gotten around to it sine I have other reading priorities lol but the movie is coming out so saweet! Ill still read it but it looks like a good book I love John Green. :) Aww glad you enjoyed the book :) Those are some awesome quotes too and you definitely get to choose who hurts you in this world! Happy Hump Day Noor! -Iva

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  7. I haven't read it yet.. so I skipped this post in case there were any spoilers. But I just wanted to say that I loooove reading too and I am always happy to read a great book!

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  8. This is such a good book! Everyone should read it! Great post :)
    Fatima

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