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.
Hardcover, First Edition, 313 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books
First of all, let me start this by saying, I believe there are books written to entertain and there are books written to touch your soul. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a book that touches your soul. I'm kind of struggling with writing this review, because nothing I say is going to justify how absolutely amazing this book was. John Green's ability to have me laughing and sobbing in the same breath has blown me away. The subject matter of this book is bleak, but he still manages to infuse humor in the places you would least expect. This was, by far, the most beautifully written book I have ever read. As for the characters, Hazel and Augustus were my two favorite characters in a book. Ever. Witty and brave, when these two got together on a page, you couldn't help but smile. This is one that will break your heart, but it's worth every tear shed. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a must read!