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.
Published: January 10, 2012 Dutton Books
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Thoughts: I don’t really know where to start. I was explaining to a friend of mine that this book is filled with big improbable words for a 16-year-old, yet I wasn’t thrown off by it. Hazel was clearly smarter than me.
How do I explain how I feel without spoilers? A gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters. Couldn’t have said it better myself really.This is just one of those books that grabs you, holds you and imprints you. Many years from now it will be on your book shelf, worn and well used from the countless times you’ve thumbed through the pages over and over unable to shake the feeling of loss and strangely wholesomeness.When you get to the ending, after you’ve sat there with the book closed on your lap, rethinking everything that just happened you can’t help but to see an ending any other way. You knew that it was always going to end this way despite the early signs and statements saying this was not true but you had to keep hope alive. A hope of a happy ending, even if it’s not the happy ending you imagined it was still happy.“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do get some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.” – The Fault In Our Stars
Last Line: “I do, Augustus. I do.”