“Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, 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’m not even sure where to begin. This book was beautiful.
Even though the ending was accidentally spoiled for me, it did not hinder the emotion that was pulled from me. Seeing the relationship and the love grow between Hazel and Augustus was magical. I loved their ability to laugh and be joyful in the midst of their sickness without forgetting the realness of it all.
I loved the characters in this story and how Hazel saw all of them. I also love that Green didn’t hide from showing the affect that the dying of a child will have on a parent.