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.
Again. John Green knows how to captivate me. He knows how to bring me into the world of Hazel, he makes me feel the characters. First I love how John Green writes, it is simply beautiful. The way he writes everything just flows perfectly. Next I love the story line, it’s the first cancer book that i have read, and it took my breath away, it broke me down in tears, it tore me to bits, but it was perfect. I love the Characters in this book, Hazel is so strong yet so weak, yet is is so captivating. Augustus is the not so normal boy, i found him humorous, yer so deep at points, he has been thought alot, but yer live so little. I like that John Green makes characters that people can connect to, but not all people can imagine what they been through. I also like the little stories, in the book, like the Author, her parents, other Characters with cancer or had. John knows how to pull you in and keep you there.
My Favourite Quotes:
‘The thing about pain… it demands to be felt’
‘Grief does not change you Hazel, it reveals you’
‘Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people and i decided a while ago not to deny myslef the simpler pleasure of existence’
I can give this book nothing else that a 5 out of 5 Stars