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.
BE PREPARED FOR SPOILERS AHEAD
There isn’t much to talk about in this book since there isn’t really anything major. It’s just really more about the characters and the writing.
I really liked the way this book was written, It’s mature yet modern and teenager-y.
I kind of knew from the beginning that Augustus was going to die but I didn’t care. I emotionally invested myself in him and either way I cried.
Hazel and Augustus are the most perfect couple ever. I SHIP IT!
I don’t know of one person who didn’t while reading this book.
Pre-TFIOS, I didn’t like books about cancer because I could never relate to them, but John Green really has done an amazing job writing this book.
This book taught me a lesson (as cheesy as that sounds). It taught me that life should not be taken for granted and to love endlessly. This book boosted my confidence a bit and made me want to reach out to people and tell them I stare at them because they’re attractive (and then get slapped for being weird).
I think the hype is just killing my liking of the book though.
A gif that sums up my reaction to this book: