Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: January 10, 2013
Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors 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 tumors 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.
Thoughts: Hazel is a 16 year old girl with Stage IV thyroid cancer. With the exception of her Cancer support group she spends most of her time at home with her parents. They are eager for Hazel to make friends and live life. Sitting in support group one day in walks Augustus and he changes everything.. for the both of them.
This was hard review to write. I'm mean really where to start. I love this book and I'm sure that I won't be able to express everything I'm thinking but here it goes... This is only my second time reading a John Green book. When I sat down to read this book I wasn't sure what to expect. But it blew me away. Before I knew it I was 100 pages in and having a hard time putting it down. I was instantly transfixed by both the characters and their story. The Fault In Our Stars is in my eyes a rare book. It's heartbreaking, but so absolutely beautiful. I loved it and will undoubtedly re-read it again, because Augustus and Hazel's story, even though it's fictional should never be forgotten. This is a must read book!
Score: 5 Stars
Novels by John Green:
Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)
The Fault In Our Stars