By: John Green
Published: January 10, 2012
Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
Review: I Love this Book! Seriously I actually cried during it, and I never cry during books I get really emotional but I don't cry. The simple fact that I cried says a lot. I read this entire book yesterday I was up until eleven o'clock finishing it and it was so wonderful. The entire first half I couldn't stop smiling and it seemed so perfect and happy and then two-thirds through it gets so sad I just cry. I won't spoil anything because ruin the wonderfulness of the book.
Hazel is surviving cancer and she stays at home and watches TV and re-reads the same book over and over again. The book is An Imperial Affliction and it plays an important role in the book. Hazel's mom makes her go to a cancer support group and while she is there she meets Augustus Water's. I don't know if I can say how much I feel in love with him. He is wonderful! I don't even know what to say without giving anything away.
The writing is wonderful. John Green really is amazing. The writing is lush and wonderful and I can't believe he can come up with characters this amazing. They seem so real. I realize this is contemporary fiction but even I feel like I can relate and get attached to the characters and I have never been seriously sick with anything.
I can't decide who I love more the characters or John Green for writing this. I think I'll go with both because without John Green this book would not have been written and without the characters being who they are I am not sure I would have loved this book so much.
I think Markus Zusak put it perfectly when he said, "A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more."
If you have not read this book I would really recommend it!
This is the first book I have read by John Green, but I really want to read more of his books now.
Well have a good weekend and a fabulous Friday!
-Jane (who has emotionally died over this book and doesn't know what to do with herself.)