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.
I am a sobbing mess.
I’ll be completely honest. Though I’ve heard of this book, I’ve never really wanted to read it because, well, you know. (And if you don’t, then you must be living under a rock – just sayin). Anyway, once I saw the movie trailer, I was more convinced than ever to never read it. I’m not a fan of books that don’t end happily. I’m the type of girl that likes to have the HEA; to know that everything will be okay. However, the stars were aligning and I was actually in a mood for an emotional read, so I went for it.
And I do not regret one single moment.
“I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
Hazel isn’t your typical sixteen-year old teenager. Everyday is gift. As a victim of cancer, she fights for her life everyday. Her prognosis isn’t good, but with the help of a miracle drug, her life continues Her parents want nothing but the best for her. They encourage her to attend a cancer support group. This is where she meets Augustus Waters.
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”
Augustus is a seventeen-year old cancer survivor. There are so many things that I love about Augustus: His outlook on life, his quirks, his one good leg, and his unyielding support of his friend. He sweeps into Hazel’s life just by being his magnetic self. As much as Hazel tries to maintain a safe distance from him, a choice to spare him from the inevitable hurt, she falls anyway.
I LOVE AUGUSTUS!
What a slut time is. She screws everybody.
I do not like sad books, but I do not regret reading this. I’m so thankful for having met Augustus and Hazel. They felt so real and they’ve made such a huge impact on me. My emotions were all over the place and I swear and I have never cried over a character as much as I did over Augustus. How am I ever going to watch the movie adaptation? I will definitely have a box of tissues handy and ready to go. What a be