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Day 08 – Most Overrated Book
I feel that the most overrated book I have read is
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book is a cancer book. I originally didn’t want to read it (because I prefer fluffy books, and contemporary isn’t my favourite genre either), but I had a very dear friend who read it and loved the shit out of it, which made me decide maybe it was worth reading after all. Then my dear sweet lovely friend died – of cancer – and I read it as a tribute to her.
In this book, the main character Hazel is living on borrowed time – her cancer has been suppressed, but it’s going to come back. It’s only a matter of time. Hazel talks about her inevitable death as when, not if. Then she meets a manic pixie dream boy and they bond over pretentious shit and then something tragic happens that apparently breaks everyone’s heart but mine.
In the book Hazel jokes a lot about ‘cancer perks’, which are, you know, perks people get because they have cancer. Which is totally cool, I don’t have a problem with that, free stuff to dying people, but I feel that this book is asking for a perk because it’s about cancer. Which I am totally not OK with.
I wasn’t impressed with the book, I didn’t like it, and I don’t understand why it’s so popular.
There’s a film coming out, which, incidentally, I probably won’t see. The trailer’s not been released yet.
What book do you feel is most overrated?
Have you fallen for the hype and then been disappointed?