The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
That about sums things up 😉
Okay, seriously. I’m not normally into stories about cancer and sickness and whatnot. They’re just too sad and depressing. However, I made an exception for The Fault in Our Stars after hearing so many wonderful things about it. And I’m glad I did! This is a special story everyone needs to read. It has a touching plot, plenty of takeaway messages, and a cast of sincere characters. I especially love Augustus (I think most readers do). Simply put, he’s a good guy. A good, sweet, authentic, lovable guy. In fact, when my sister was trying to think of a name for her next kid, I suggested August…She almost used it, too. Darn!
I won’t lie. This is a heartbreaking story. And you will need tissues. But the pain is worth it, I promise!
Plus, the movie is coming out in a few days, and you know my rule of thumb: read the book before you see the movie. So go read it!