Publication Date: January, 10 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Hardback, 336pp
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years
Genre: YA Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Source: Bought at B&N.
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From Goodreads: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, 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.
This book. There's no words to describe how amazing this book is. So many emotions. And it's the first John Green book I've ever read. Though, I seriously wish I had read a book of his before I read this one, to at least prepare myself for his type of unholy-good writing. Damn.
I read this bad-boy in one whole day. I know it's not much--considering the length--but I hardly ever read one book in one day/sitting. So, you know this HAS to be fucking good. And it was, oh-ho-ho-hooo...was it.
I felt the sadness coming on. It was definitely building up from the middle of the book. I've heard that this was a tear-jerking. BUT MY GOD. I didn't except myself to fully weep. I mean, I actually had accidentally averted my eyes to the next page, the beginning of the next chapter. That one sentence... I let out a choked sob, then gasped. It probably sounded like I was having a heart-attack to my mom. Hell, I felt like I did. I've always read books where the main characters actually
Aside from all
From this moment on, I will scour to the ends of the earth to get every single JG book out there. Mark my words... *dramatic finger point in no general direction*