The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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.
You’ve probably seen this book everywhere and I don’t blame the masses- it is a good book. Although I’ve put off reading it for as long as I can remember because as you all know, I don’t like reading about sad stuff. Especially stuff that deals with death, sickness, poverty and abuse. But! As the previous YA books I’ve read that dabbled with such surprised me, this book did the same. Sure, the lead dies in the end (no spoiler there!) but the story didn’t really focus on the dying part. I mean, what is worse that two leads who are sick, right?
On a more superficial level- I like the cover.
I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.