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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've been a fool...
Hazel (even her name is pretty) is a girl with Stage IV thyroid cancer. I had no clue what thyroid was but the bottom line is she had a cancer and she's been preparing herself to die but by some miracle she survived. Still the cancer was there and another thing was she had to carry around an oxygen tank so just by that everyone could see that she was ill. Her life became a routine where she went to the classes and spent time at home. Also she went to the support group where she met Augustus and her life changed. She knew she would die and she prepared herself but then her life got the meaning again.
This is not a typical love story, to get that clear. This is not a story where you'll cry only because of the cancer story, nope. Oh you'll cry a lot, trust me, but for many reasons. The beauty of this story that even though you're completely aware of the story and the illness still you'll laugh out loud and fall for all the characters. I love Hazel's witty and strong personality and honesty. I love Augustus - oh I adore that boy. I love his humor and his big heart. I also love Isaac and others. Most of all I love this book.
Dear Mr Green I owe you one apology. Actually there is no excuse for ever doubting in you but I swear I'll never do that again. You've got my heart with this book and a piece of it will always stay there.
Rating: In case you haven't read my review 5 stars is not enough.
Until the next time,