Book vs. Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

fault_bookvsmovieJust as a header- If you haven’t read and seen The Fault in Our Stars, this review might spoil a few things.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is an amazing book, teaching us many life lessons that we should keep with us forever. Be grateful for what you have; both of the main characters, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, have cancer. Cancer is a life-threatening disease, which for some reason always touches the human heart in a way that is indescribable. Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters go on an amazing ride, a rollercoaster that only goes up. As readers, we get to experience their amazing journey along side of them, staying with them when they fall in love. Every book has its tragedies, and so does this one. This book is quite a memory; it makes you feel as if this was your life. I will never forget this book.

Recently, a movie interpretation of this book was made, and it kept quite close to the actual book’s plot. Although the movie missed some aspects of the novel, it skipped ones that were really not that important to the progression of the story. The movie lacked the story of Augustus Waters’ ex-girlfriend, who also died from cancer. In the novel, Hazel finds out, but doesn’t do much of it aside from visiting the web page of his girlfriend, and seeing how and by who she was missed. However, this is one minor detail that needn’t be included in the story. On the other hand, the movie was surprisingly similar to the novel. The film kept in mind the novel’s little details, so much so that they even had a bright green sports car as Monica’s car just as in the novel.

In general, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a masterpiece that has simply been put into words and onto sheets and sheets of paper.

-Nirmeet B., 10th grade

One thought on “Book vs. Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

  1. I read the book close to twenty times, so when it came time that the movie was released I was definitely a little nervous, an defiantly excited. The movie to me was actually a really great representation of the book. It had me laughing and crying, just like the book. I still can’t decide which I enjoyed more.

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