Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Author: John Green
# of Pages: 313 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 stars
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, 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.
My Thoughts: There are really no words to describe this book adequately. The only thing that comes to mind is brilliant. I liked the writing and the humor. But most of all, I loved Hazel and Augustus. They are both such strong, passionate characters and I enjoyed getting to know them.
This is one of the best books that I have read this year.