The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I’m Hazel. Sixteen. Thyroid originally but with an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in my lungs.
If you have someone in your family or know someone with cancer, this will have meaning for you. This book focuses on three teenagers who have cancer, all who are brutally honest about their disease, face it with a somewhat raw humor, and become a support group for each other. Isaac is losing his eyesight, Hazel has thyroid and lung cancer, and Augustus has osteosarcoma.
When you are 16 and 17 years old and are not sure you will live another year, there are a number of things on your wish list of things you’d like to experience. For Hazel and Augustus, it was love. Hazel has already spent her Dream Factory wish and yet she longs to meet the author of her favorite novel about cancer who lives in Amsterdam. Her quest is to find out what happens to the characters after the story ends (and before she dies). And the enterprising Augustus sacrifices to make that happen. What happens when they meet him makes the reader want more. And do they have enough time to find out a little of what they want to know about love? An inspiring story for those who face a malady and most especially for those who don’t. 5 stars!