21. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Teen Books

The Fault in our Stars by John Green, 336 pages, read by Nikki, on 05/20/2012

Hazel Grace has stage 4 thyroid cancer (diagnosed at age 13), she also has lung tumors and her lungs continue to fill with water basically drowning her. Her mother insists that Hazel joins a support group to deal with the fact that she’s dying. Hazel reluctantly joins just to please her mother and then meets a boy named Augustus Waters. Augustus has osteosarcoma and has had to have part of his right leg amputated. Hazel and Augustus begin a friendship which later progresses into a relationship. They both pursue an author that wrote a book about a teenager who had cancer and died called An Imperial Affliction. Thanks to Augustus they are able to travel to Amsterdam to visit with the author. What happens there you’ll have to read to find out yourself…

This book was pretty amazing! Once I finished the book I had to force myself not to read it again…that’s how good I think it is. I don’t think I have laughed out loud this much reading a book and then cried just as much at the same time. I almost wish everybody I knew would read this book also so that we could constantly talk about it with eachother. This book will stick with me forever. The characters are the kind you won’t forget.


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