Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Summary from Goodreads: 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.

Verdict: 5 out of 5 stars. I was really reluctant to read another John Green book after hating Paper Towns so much (Margo = worst character ever). But EVERYONE kept talking about how The Fault in Our Stars was one of the best books of the year. And then I got it for Christmas from an awesome swap partner. I finished it in 24 hours. It was cute, funny, quirky, and heartbreaking. I loved Hazel, Gus, and their story. A great read.

5 stars



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