Now I know that this is not a new book but about a month ago I finished reading it and watched the movie the next day. I am typically a fan of fantasy books as I love that I can read something that completely takes my mind away from reality.
This book is not for everyone as it takes you through the life of a teenage cancer patient. Cancer is such a terrible disease and this book actually makes you understand what a day in the life of a patient can be. In all honesty the characters in the book make it bearable by being their humorous selves.I gave this book a chance because everyone was raving about it.
Here is a bit of a summary of the book:
The Fault In Our Stars is a book about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Hazel is 16 and does not really want to attend her support group as everything in her life had become routine due to the Cancer, but she soon realises that it was a good idea.
Hazel meets a young boy named Augustus Waters. He is charming and witty,everything she could hope for but she tries hard to resist. Augustus has had osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, but has recently had the all clear.
Hazel and Augustus embark on a roller coaster ride of emotions, including love, sadness and romance, while searching for the author of their favourite book. A book that Grace introduced to Augustus initially when they meet. They travel to Amsterdam in search of Peter Van Houten the author of this book.
While on their trip Augustus breaks some heartbreaking news to Hazel and both of their worlds fall apart around them. I laughed, cried and smiled throughout this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone.