The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenFriday, August 10, 2012
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.--Goodreads
The Fault in our Stars brought me to tears. Cancer is a big topic these days and as much as this book wasn’t solely about cancer, it still had some reality of what it can do. Cancer has touched most of our lives. Still, Green took this topic and created it into a magnificent story that is not focused on cancer, but focused on transformation.
The Fault in our Stars is a beautifully-written piece of magic that belongs on everyone’s bookshelf. If you haven’t read it yet, please go grab a copy because John Green will just blow you away with a touching story.
“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.”-The Fault in our Stars by John Green, p. 3