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.
I really don’t think I’ve ever read a book in first person that is so descriptive and informative. The style of writing is very complex but also understandable which made it flow along very smoothly, as books should do. This books contains some of my favourite quotes and I still really can’t believe how any book can be written as well as this one. If I can write half as good as this then I know that one day I’ll be an amazing writer!
I love the cover to this book! Can I buy this book 2,000 times just so I can have a room full of the covers to stare at all day?! I know, I am extremely sensible! I love how the dark blue writing blends in with the lighter blue background, and doesn’t look intrusive at all. It’s memorable as well, as some covers can all look the same nowadays.