When I was younger, I always wanted to grow up. To grow up so I could be in charge, so I could make my own decisions. I had no say in any of the major decisions that my family took, because I was a child. I hated it.
Now that I’m elder though, I realize how hard it is, to be in charge. I get a say in those decisions, but I never say the say. I mean, today, when I get the chance to speak up, I don’t. I worry instead. I start thinking. I start thinking about the pros and cons. I start thinking about my past mistakes. I start worrying about the future.
As a child, when I looked at any adult I envied them for their independence, their freedom. Now as an adult in my early 20s when I get the same freedom and voice which I so long desired for, I do absolutely nothing about it. It’s only lying rotting day by day in some unseen, dark and damp corner of a long forgotten room.
A lovestory. Yet another lovestory I would want to say. But NO!! THIS ISN’T YET ANOTHER LOVESTORY! It’s something else.. It’s one piece of beauty. It’s more than just a book. It’s different.
Personally, I don’t like reading lovestories. Because, honestly, it’s kind of the same story over and over again… It feels very much stereotypical. There’s a good looking handsome guy who likes a sweet but shy girl, or there’s a very charming young girl with such a charisma that there’s a long list of guys dying to just know her name, but she falls for a boy who initially isn’t interested in her, but later falls in love all the same.. What I’m trying to say here is that, it’s the same age-old drama that follows with a bit of a spice for better effect. But the main plot remains the same. This bores me.
But I’m pretty damn sure that whether or not you love lovestories, you-are-going-to-LOVE-The Fault In Our Stars. Yes! No kidding. John Green sure does know how to make his readers happy (and heart-broken at the same time.) Anyways, he is one heck of an author. He’s just brilliant! Those uses of metaphors and whoa, the quotes! Those beautiful philosophical quotes! Mesmerizing! This book is the first ever lovestory, (though it comes under the Young Adult genre) that I haven’t just liked, but LOVED!
The book is very well crafted and well scripted heart touching story about two Cancer patients viz. Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. I loved the over all contents and the way of writing is just awesome! It’s as if like, the book won’t allow the readers to get away from it before completing “only one more chapter” (I hope you understand what I mean by it, fellow readers!)
And just as John Green says, I fell in love with the book and it’s characters, just like the way I fall asleep. Slowly at first, and then suddenly and completely. But the ending was truly very heart-breaking because of the death of the charming young man, Gus. But I guess, we shouldn’t worry much about it, (Worrying is a side-effect of dying.) because in a recent “Q & A” conducted by John Green via Twitter, he had said that, “Characters in novels live as long as they are read about or remembered.” So according to it, Augustus still lives in my heart. Lovely. Isn’t it?