The Fault In Our Stars
By: John Green
Released: January 10, 2012
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"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." (Summary from goodreads.com)
John Green's The Fault In Our Stars is the story of Hazel who was been living with cancer for years. However, a miracle drug is helping stop the tumors from growing but it is not definite how long it will work. While attending a cancer support group, Hazel meets Augustus who changes her life.
I loved The Fault In Our Stars and I still feel speechless! It is a raw and beautiful story. I don't even know how to review this book because I don't think it is possible for me to give it the justice it deserves. The characters are beautifully written and strongly developed. Hazel has been battling cancer for years but she is now taking a miracle drug that has slowed the tumors in her lungs. However, it is unknown just how long this medicine will keep working. Hazel doesn't get close to many people. She would rather stay home where she can watch tv or read her favorite book.
While at a cancer support group, Hazel meets Augustus who is in remission. Eventually a unique relationship begins to develop between them. I absolutely loved the dialogue that Hazel and Augustus shared. It was witty and hilarious at times but, I also thought that it was unique just like them.
I don't think I have ever read a book before that has caused me to experience so many emotions so strongly. I laughed at times and then at other times I was a complete hysterical mess. I had to put this book down for a few days before I could finish it because I didn't think I could handle it all in one sitting. Even days after finishing The Fault In Our Stars, I still can't stop thinking about it. I admit this is the first book that I have read by John Green and I picked it up after hearing so many amazing things. I am so happy that I did I buy this book though and I definitely plan on reading more of books very soon. I strongly recommend The Fault In Our Stars, this is the one book that you don't want to miss!