I just reread this book for class and while my fangirling of it has severely diminished, I still feel like this is an important book. I mean, Augustus and Hazel talk about as pretentiously as any teenager could ever dream to, but underneath all of those unnecessary big words and silly metaphors is something really beautiful.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green [also wrote Paper Towns]
Pages [hardcover]: 318
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
favorite characters: augustus, isaac, & hazel
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…
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