The 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.
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
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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