Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors 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 tumors 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.
So, like many other people, I absolutely loved this book. It truly touched my heart and the characters are unforgettable. Where to begin with the compliments...
I really loved the protagonist, Hazel, I just liked her personality and how she had this love for AIA, which kind of reminded me of my obsessive love forTHG. Her situation was pretty bad, with the cancer and her problems with it and trying to have it treated and all, but she never sympathized herself and made you feel all bad and stuff. She basically lived with it, I mean, she kind of didn't have a choice, but you know. So Hazel meets Augustus Waters at the support group, and let me just say, Augustus is an incredibly likable character right off the bat. I just loved him and his personality, a truly amazing character.
Which is how the the tears come streaming out of my eyes while reading, because of how incredibly likable these characters are. I mean, I cry very easily in books, but I was full out sobbing and I had to put the book down for awhile. After finishing the book, I felt a pain in my heart that was demanding to be felt(AWW!), and I was just truly broken.
The Fault in Our Stars is a truly amazing book I really absolutely loved and understand now what all the hype was about. An amazing and wonderful heartwarming and heartbreaking read.
"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."
*Note: I went through a billion quotes before writing this review, and I love almost all of them. This was an incredibly hard choice, but I gave a quote that doesn't give too much away and that I love.
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥