Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

Synopsis: At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives. What happens when they meet him must be left to readers to discover. Suffice it to say, it is significant.

Thoughts: Another book I wanted to read before the movie comes out.  Probably not the best choice for right now, because when I finished it last night, all I could think about were all the people I've lost to cancer, and all those I know who are currently fighting it,hoping to be survivors. And ironically, today is World Cancer Day.
Anyhow,the story is very moving, very touching, and very well written. I'm sure the movie is going to be a tearjerker.

My rating: Five stars

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