Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Fault in our Stars

     So I am a fairly avid reader, and always on the hunt for a new book. Recently Goodreads brought this gem to my attention:


Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors 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 tumors 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 only had a chance to read a sample, but I loved it and only hear good things about it. (Note: I also hear its a pretty big tear jerker) With alot of things coming up in my life I don't have time at the moment.  I do plan to start in September though. I want to write a little bit about it after , minus spoilers, but what I really want to do is discuss it with other people.  Especially since the book seems to touch on how people evaluate things differently when one's health starts to fail.

     Is anyone interested in chit-chatting about this book  sometime in September? 


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