Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Edition: Hardcover (313 pages)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Cover Review: I really like this cover. I love blue! I also really like how the font looks like chalk.
Main Character(s): Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster
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.
I absolutely loved this book. As I've said in past reviews, I'm not always the biggest contemporary fan. This was my first John Green book and I can't wait to read more by him. Hazel was diagnosed with cancer as was Augustus. Augustus seems to be perfectly fine while it seems as if everyone finds it a miracle that Hazel is still alive.
I absolutely loved how their were many twists in this book. Especially the totally unexpected twist at the end! I was definitely not prepared for what happened.
My favorite character would have to be Augustus. He was hilarious and I love how he spoke. He was just an excellent character all around. I wish there were more Augustus' in literature! I read this book pretty fast as I could just not put it down.
Rating: Recommended for fans of:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins