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.
When I first read the summary of this book it didn’t really appeal to me. But I thought, might as well try something new. So I read it. And it was amazing. I can honestly say, I have only cried while reading a book twice. And one of those times was with this book. In the last 50 pages or so I was continuously crying. And it wasn’t a few little tears, it was full on sobbing. I had really gotten emotionally invested with this book. It was incredibly good and I definitely will be reading more of John Green’s work.