Saturday, October 20, 2012
Author: John Green
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction/Romance/Contemporary
My Review: First of all, wow. This book was absolutely stunning, brilliant, amazing (I'm going to run out of describing words!). Well done, John Green. Once again, you have created another awesome book that kept me hanging on until the very end. I finished this book in exactly four hours without putting it down at all. It was one of those types of books that you just get hooked on and it becomes addicting.
The characters, Augustus, Hazel, and even Isaac were some of the most in depth characters I've ever read about. Once I finished the book, I felt like they were my best friends and when something happened to any of them, it hit me right in the heart. I'm not going to tell you what happens, but for those of you who have read the book, you know what I'm talking about when I say that this book is one of the biggest emotional roller-coasters I've ever ridden on.
I'm not much of a cryer when it comes to books. It depends on the book, but if the characters mean a lot to me and something happens to any of them, chances are I will cry. This was the case with TFIOS. I basically bawled my eyes out the last 100 pages, I'm not even joking. The ending is a total tear-jerker that I did not see coming.
So, if you are contemplating reading this book, READ IT. You won't regret it. But, first things first, make sure you have a box of tissues on handy, especially when you're reading the ending. This book won't disappoint, but it is pretty depressing.
Rating: ★★★★★ (This is definitely my new favorite book.)
(Once again, I apologize for the lack of posts. School and extra-curricular activities have gotten in the way lately.)
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