The Fault in Our Stars

 

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.

 

Mads

2 thoughts on “The Fault in Our Stars

  1. Hey! There was one scene that was borderline (I haven’t read it in quite awhile, so Im not entirely sure on how explicit it was). But, overall, very clean, considering the genre it’s in.

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