The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I have been sitting on writing this post for ages. I don’t know why I am finally getting down to it, especially since I am down with a cold. But yeah.

The book is AWESOME.

I didn’t want to read it initially cos I thought it will be like a “Chicken Soup” series kind of book. But I can’t be more wrong.

The writing is simple. Nothing fancy. Straightforward, simple, comforting (?). The storyline is simple, the love story was simple. I knew someone was going to die, but somewhere in the middle, I kept wishing that I will be proven wrong. I got caught up with the characters obsession with how a book ended in the story. It’s brilliant.

The book has loads of quotable quotes. Made me appreciate stuff abit more. Reminded me that life’s short and that the world is not a wish granting machine.

I think I will let some of the quotes do the talking.

…In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life.

Without Pain, How Could We Know Joy?

(This is an old argument in the field of Thinking Aloud about Suffering, and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries, but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not in any way affect the taste of chocolate.)

This quote is abit hard to get but read it again. It’s quite funny actually (:

…one of the job requirements of Professional Sick Person is sleeping a lot..

“Sometimes people dont understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

Isaac shot me a look. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway…”

And in freedom, most people found sin.

The world is not a wish-granting factory.

…I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

“He’s not that smart,” I said to Julie.

“She’s right. It’s just that most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.”

…two thirds full but felt one third empty.

So dawn goes down to day, nothing gold can stay.

Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.

…the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.

You dont get to choose if you get hurt in the world but you do have some say in who hurts you.

Honestly, go grab the book and read. It’s fabulous!

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