Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You Had Me From Hello: The Fault in Our Stars

You Had Me From Hello is a biweekly feature where I share some of my favourite opening lines. You know, the ones that have you on the hook immediately and have you flipping the pages as fast as you can?

Today I'm featuring another unread book from my TBR list: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I've heard really great things about this one, with almost every review I've seen being 4 or 5 stars. And this opening line gives insight into why everyone loves this book.

"Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death."

Wow! What a crazy first line. I'm totally sucked in and want to keep reading right now. Although from this line I can definitely see what people mean when they say the main character doesn't speak like a regular seventeen-year-old. So excited to read this one!


  1. I so need to read this one! Everyone seems to have loved it so very much and I am really starting to feel like I am the last person on the planet to not have read it!

  2. Enjoy it!! I think this book has quite the emotional punch, but you've probably heard that already.

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

  3. That is a crazy first line, isn't funny how those first lines can grab us. I really need to try a Green book!

  4. I've been hearing lots of good things about this one! Talk about a killer first line! Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Crazy wonderful first lines are a huge problem for me - they nearly always lead to me reading the entire book! And The Fault in Our Stars was one of those. If someone had asked me straight up 'do you want to read a love story about 2 kids with cancer?' Then I probably would have just said 'NO!' Instead I picked the book up, read the first paragraph, bought the book, loved the book, cried some and thought 'I have got to stop reading first lines before I get to the synopsis!!' So yeah. A-hum. Sorry about my rant. :-)