Synopsis (from goodreads):
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Make sure you have tissues ready when you sit down to read this book. I am by no means a crier when it comes to books- I have never cried while reading a book, but this books, I was bawling! The writing is so good and the story line is amazing. You get sucked into the story and you feel like you are friends with Hazel and Augustus. While reading I felt like I was sitting with them in support group and on all of their adventures. Each of the characters, although “flawed” in their eyes, has a strong drive to continue fighting. The story is really inspiring for everyone.
The story is a cancer story, a love story, and an inspirational story all rolled into one. It’s not a “hardcore” cancer story though, it touches on it, but it isn’t all “CANCER CANCER CANCER”. It’s a love story that isn’t sickeningly “lovey dovey” like some books are. It’s a true inspiration in the messages it sends to readers.
I fell in love with John Green after reading this book and cannot wait to pick up some of his other books.
Some of the language may not be suitable for all readers.
“Living out best life today” (Page 14)
“I didn’t tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You’re a woman. Now die.” (Page 24)
“What a slut time is. She screws everybody” (Page 112)
“You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are” (Page 123)