Monday, 16 April 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 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."

WOW..... What a book!

The first half of this book was so funny, that at times I found myself crying with laughter. Then about halfway through the tears became heartbroken, sad tears. This is a beautiful and moving story. I have recently lost someone very close to me to cancer and I think Hazel's story helped me with the anger towards cancer in regards to that loss.

I loved it so much so I could not put it down, I finished it in one sitting. It was so worth the headache from all the crying it left me with.

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