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. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars)
First off, I love this book. This is my first John Green book and after I read it, I promised to myself that I’ll read all of his books. This is not my typical type of book to read but the way that it’s written and the things said in the book made it more interesting than most paranormal-ish books I’ve read.
I’m not really into real-life stuff because, I don’t know, they don’t appeal to me as much as other books do. I guess they don’t let me really escape reality because they were set in real setting or something.
Even though I don’t understand the medical words used, I easily understood all the emotions that was conveyed Hazel and Augustus. The truth is, I love their love story. Not that because it’s tragic but because it’s true, it’s unusual but it’s true. It gives you hope because you see (or read) that everybody is made for somebody no matter the consequence.
“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.” –Hazel