The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, is new to my favorites books list. The author is careful to state that the book is non-fiction. It’s about Hazel, who has been terminally ill with cancer since she was 13. She’s now 17, and knows she’s lived longer than she should have. Her mother thinks she’s depressed and makes her go to a cancer support group, where she meets Augustus.
Augustus lost a leg to cancer, but is now in remission. He and Hazel share a dark and unique sense of humor that made me laugh even while it made me think. Despite Hazel’s death sentence, she and Augustus fall in love.
There’s more to this story, much more, but I wouldn’t want to spoil even a moment for you. For some people, this book might be depressing, and I’ll admit that there were times it made me cry. But the fact that the kids lived despite so many things is uplifting to me.
I raced through this book and then bought it. I can’t wait for it to show up so that I can highlight parts of it. Yes, THAT’S how much I loved it.
Highly, highly, highly recommend it. I need to borrow other people’s thumbs in order to give it enough thumb’s up.