by John Green
Hardcover, First Edition, 313 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books
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 did NOT like this book. At all. In fact, hate is probably a better word. I wish I hadn't read it. I know, I'm in the minority on this one.
For some, I'm sure it's an insight to the heartbreak and struggles of those suffering from cancer. For me, it's way too close to home. I can't approach this book without my own raw emotions surfacing and some of the implications made by the author truly bothered me. Overall, it portrays the unfairness of illness and the devastation it brings. All of that is true. However, it seems to be more focused on portraying a message and on being philosophical than seems balanced. In a book like this, humor can be a major asset. However, I felt that it was ill-applied in this story.
?/5 stars (ironic, I can't even come up with a number of stars for a book about "stars")