Friday, August 24, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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 through 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.

My Review:
♫♫♫♫♫- Presto!
Okay. I have no idea where to start with this. This book is a roller coaster of emotions from page 1! I was laughing, crying, smiling, frowning, everything.

The main character, Hazel, and her love interest, Augustus act older and wiser than their age. But that's expected with all that they've gone through at their age. Hazel held back on her feelings for Augustus because she didn't want to be someone who loved him, died, then left him all alone. She didn't want to cause him the pain of her leaving. But of course events are turned and Hazel gets the unexpected. Hazel is witty, intelligent, and beautiful. Augustus is extremely good-looking, funny, and forward (but of course, he has to be. You only have so much time to live).

This book left me thinking long after I finished reading it. That ending cause you to think and wonder. Everything in this book is straight-forward harsh realities. Nothing is softened by graceful dying, pretty days with horrible cancer. It shows the truth with every page written by John Green. This book was such and amazing book and has got to now be one of my favorites!

All in all. It's definitely a must read!

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