I finished the widely renowned book called “the Fault in Our Stars” last night and I will give it a thumbs up. It’s hard not to come away from the book with a new perspective on the cruelty of life and how some people have to deal with it. The book is about 300 pages in big font and I would say it took about 5 hours to read. It’s a quick read and very emotional at times. This book brought tears to my eyes in 2 spots.
I had no idea that a movie was made of this book and released back in June. This disappoints me a little because I have a feeling the book is a better way of experiencing these words. The idea that you create the characters in your mind means that they can only be realized that way by you and gives it a personal touch. A movie simplifies the process and thus dilutes it.
There is no way that Augustus in the movie is how I played him out in my mind. When I read, I don’t build the character by appearance. It’s more of a ghost character going through what the book is telling me what they do. I see this picture now of Hazel and I went through the entire book picturing her completely bald and pathetic. It didn’t matter though because looks mean nothing to the actual story. Either way, I recommend reading the book and not watching the movie I haven’t watched.