Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Summary from Goodreads:

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, 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.

My Thoughts:

I really don’t know if there are words to describe how I feel about this book.

This book… This book…

Left me breathless.

I really had to ponder if I was reading about fictional characters or if I had really somehow ended up inside the head of a cancer infected teenage girl, in love with a cancer infected teenage boy. I really don’t know if I’ve ever read a book that had better “voice” to it. It was honest, brutal, and real.

I really don’t think there is any more I can say about it. I will not be surprised if this is my favorite book of 2012, an we’re only in February. I wasn’t planning on picking up this book, I’m VERY picky about what contemporary YA I read, but when I saw what good reviews it’s gotten I couldn’t help it. This is one of those books that really does live up to its hype.


5 out of 5 stars!


ivanova said...

OK, I'm convinced! Off to put it on hold at the library.

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