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.
Pink Lady 6313 January, 2013 at 12:43 am
Love your blog, this post made me not only LOL but so excited to read The Fault in our Stars. It was such a coincidence that you posted your review today because I’m actually off to Dymocks to get it now. So you have made me eagerly excited. Today is my 1 year Blogaversary and it would mean a lot if you could follow my blog and take a look. I’ve been following yours for a bit now and it’s cool.
– Sunny http://www.asupersunnyspot.blogspot.com
Catherine@thebookparade3 January, 2013 at 9:15 am
Same! When I picked up this book, I did not know I was starting MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME!!!!
The gifs you included totally sum up the emotional rollercoaster of a ride that TFiOS is…in fact, I’m starting to feel myself working up to that panicky stage now, just thinking about the book!!
I can’t understand how John Green could write a book so close to perfect either!!!!!
*finally loses it*
AAARRGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUCHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'(
Zoe Crook3 January, 2013 at 7:13 pm
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!!!! AHHH!!!!!! BEST BOOK EVEERRR!!!
I was in the same boat as you and Catherine when I started the book – I had no idea that it would be that AMAZING! John Green’s writing is beautiful and the book is perfect…
I LOVE the gifs you included, they made me laugh but also reminded how I felt at the end of the book…. :'(
Fantastic review, Lucy! Thanks for posting <3
Emma3 January, 2013 at 9:18 pm
I COME BEARING #virtualtissues!!!
I have reserved this book from my library so I will be reading this very soon. I think I need to see what all the tissues is for I’m intrigued!
Brilliant review Lucy. I love the gifs, they make me laugh. I really hope I’m not like that! Haha! 😀
Eileen4 January, 2013 at 3:01 am
OMG I HAVE A GIF OF SOMEONE DEPRESSED FROM THAT SAME EXACT MOVIE!
CYBER BULLY RIGHT?
Anyway. I already told you about my weird story with The Fault in my Stars, but legit. THAT ENDING WAS SO.
I WILL NOT ALLOW IT.
IF ONLY I DIDN’T HAVE THE ENDING SPOILED FOR ME.
AND HELLO? EMMA STONE?
Oh! And awesome review! I totally get what you said about Hazel and Augustus and EVERYTHING. But I got excited with the gifs ;P
dwaynejohnston16 May, 2013 at 6:39 am
I never really cry when I read books But I did for this one- it so so heart breaking and a beautiful book!
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Rachel Hamilton6 November, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Great review and a perfect description of what it was like to read the book ;). I had no idea what was coming when I started it and I was in pieces by the end! I thought the dialogue between the characters was what made it so powerful. John Green is a star. With no faults!