Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: Young - adult fiction, novel.
Series: No series. (Although, John Green has written other similiar books that are amazing!)
Yay or Nay: Yay for me! (However, it could be a nay for those who don't like emotionally charged novels.)
Movie adaptation: Yes. The Fault In Our Stars.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. (Just wasn't my favourite. Sorry, TFIOS!)
Synopsis: Hazel Grace Lancaster has been suffering from cancer since the age of 13. Knowing her death is near, her outlook on life is very different, frequently remembering that not everyone lives forever, a long time maybe, but not forever.
Hazel meets Augustus 'Gus' Waters, who helps her follow her dream, discarding his own. One step at a time, Hazel starts to lead a whole new life, one she never thought she would...
Review: I quite love this book. The sadness, happiness, anger and humour make you feel what Hazel is going through and make you thank your stars you're not going through the same thing. After reading this book I couldn't believe this wasn't on my shelves the day it was out. It's a beautiful book, making you feel every emotion deep in your heart of hearts. If you haven't already read this, I definately think you should.
Although the plot was quite hard to comprehend, it was very original.
The motto of the book? Make every moment of your life count.
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: The Divergent Series. (Trilogy)
Genre: Science fiction, young - adult fiction, dystopian fiction, action, thriller. (Fiction)
Yay or Nay: Yay!
Movie adaptation: Yes, Divergent, as well as it's sequel, Inurgent. The sequel of Insurgent, Allegiant, is being made.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. (Way to go, Divergent!)
Synopsis: A world divided into a group called factions, each specialising in a particular trait such as honesty; Candor, bravery; Dauntless, selflessness; Abnegation, peace; Amity and intelligence; Erudite. However, each also with a flaw. The book, based on the story of sixteen year old Beatrice 'Tris' Prior, who was raised in 'The City', is about the world where factions rule.
Extra information: Beatrice, who was Abnegation born, had a choice to change factions at the Choosing Ceremony, like all other sixteen year olds in other factions. After changing to... (you'll want to find that out yourself!), Beatrice adopts a new name in order to re-invent herself: Tris. Go through the ups and downs, sacrifices and betrayals and lives and deaths with Tris, in the wonderful world of The City, in Divergent.
Review: I love this book, even though I call lots of books my favourite, this has to be my genuine favourite. It made me sad, scared, anticipated, happy, relieved, angry, regretful and all sorts of other emotions. A must read, I recommend every young adult to read this, you have to, you'll be missing out on SO MUCH if you don't. It's going to make you feel better. Guaranteed!