Published: January 10th, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Read from February 19th to 23rd, 2012
Synopsis 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.
It's going to be hard to put my thoughts on this book into words, but I'll try my best.
If you read my blog regularly, follow me on Twitter, or watch my YouTube videos, then you'll probably already know that I absolutely adored this book. I would gladly recommend this book to absolutely everyone. I loved all of the characters. They were so fleshed out and likable and believable. Hazel and Augustus were both amazing, and I enjoyed their interactions with each other. It's not a happy book as I'm sure if obvious from the synopsis, and I was going to put off reading it for a while because of that. However, I'm glad I didn't.
The book takes place mostly in Indianapolis, and as a Hoosier, that was an aspect I liked. I don't go to Indy on a regular basis, but I've been there and new of a couple of the places they mentioned. Plus, I could relate to some of the things they said about Indiana. It was just a cool, little detail of the book that I enjoyed.
I don't want to reveal very much, so that's all I'll say. If The Fault in Our Stars sounds at all appealing to you, I encourage you to pick it up and read it.