Friday, September 14, 2012

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

If y'all haven't heard of The Fault In Our Stars then you need to come out from the rock you've been under!  This one's been on book club lists for quite a while now and was a pick for our own book club back in July.  I had been dying to get my hands on a copy, and was completely enraptured by the story of Hazel and Augustus and their individual battles with cancer as teenagers.  I know, I know - there's lots of tear-jerkers out there involving a kid with cancer - but the way that John Green lays it out makes you sincerely care for these kids.  I finished this book with so much more respect and truly more in awe of how people can be so brave and strong.  It was a wonderful story....but the ending - well - let's just say I wanted to throw this book across the room when I finished it. 

Description: "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."

Rating: ****

Recommend: For sure!

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