Hazel is a 16 year-old with cancer. She is taking a drug that is keeping her cancer in check but she still has problems. Her parents want her to get out of the house more and socialize so she attends a cancer support group. There she meets Augustus Waters. He to is a cancer survivor. He is currently in remission but his cancer took one of his legs. He is at the support group for his friend Isaac whose cancer is about to take his second eye. Hazel and Augustus start an amazing friendship and romance. They bond over Hazel’s favorite book and obsess over the author who has become a recluse. Their story is heart-breaking.
John Green is amazing! His characters come to life on the page. They are so smart, witty, and sarcastic, but never mean. I have to admit that sometimes I had no idea what these guys were talking about and there were words that I didn’t know the meaning of, but that did not hinder my enjoyment of the book one bit. Hazel and Augustus are surviving something that I have no experience with and it makes them such interesting characters. I loved their journey and their relationship. This book will make you laugh and cry (sometimes at the same time). I would recommend it to everyone.