Bob's Book Club - The Fault In Our Stars + Looking For Alaska
I'm back with another book post! I have been reading SO much recently it's ridiculously. I've actually read two other novels since these two but just haven't had a chance to blog this week yet! I think I'm becoming even geekier as time goes on, at the minute there is nothing I love more than an early night, mug of tea and a good book. So onto this weeks books, if you haven't heard of John Green this past while I don't know where you have been. John Green is actually a YouTuber (you all know how much I love YouTube) along with his brother Hank. The Fault In Our Stars is his fourth young adult novel, and the first novel of his that I've read. It is narrated by 16 year old Hazel Grace who is suffering from cancer. After she is forced to go to a cancer support group by her parents she meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters. Now I don't want to give anything away, but basically I have never laughed and cried so much in one book - ever! It is amazingly written, with such a beautiful twist of humor, love, pain and emotion.
The morning I finished The Fault In Our Stars (after I had controlled my sobbing) I immediately picked up Looking For Alaska of my bed side table, now I had high hopes for this after the previous and it most definitely didn't let me down. The book is narrated by Miles Halter as he moves to boarding school called Culver Creek. Here he quickly makes friends with his room-mate Chip (or The Colonel as he's referred too) and Alaska, a beautiful, sexy, funny and mysterious girl. It explores the ups and downs of teenage life and focuses on Mile's quick falling in love with Alaska. Similarly as above this book broke my heart, and both caused me to laugh and cry only pages apart. John Green has an amazing way of touching your heart, and as they are young adult novels they are so quickly and easily read.
I now have a list of John Green books I want to read! I'm in the middle of reading Safe Haven by Nicolas Sparks which I am loving! Let me know if you enjoy these posts and would like one weekly? (Even though I'm reading enough at the minute to write about three a week, such a geek).