Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
I've caught a bad case of John Green-itis.
The Fault in Our Stars is Hazel and Gus's story of how they met, fell in love, and lost everything. They are young cancer survivors who meet suddenly at a support group. They aren't your typical teenagers, both physically and mentally, which makes them the perfect fit for each other. This isn't a book on how the character is learning to adjust to cancer or the aftermath; they've already been through that. This is a love story and cancer is just a side-story. I loved each and every character; I felt as if they were all there for a specific purpose and no one was superfluous. Of course, our main characters are the best. Hazel and Gus are so intuitive, quirky, and complex. I saw another reviewer of the book say "We need more Augustus Waters in this world" and nothing could be more accurate.
I realize that this is a pretty terrible review, but honestly, no words could do it justice. This is one of the most quotable books I've ever come across. There are such deeply profound thoughts, as well as sentences that are just plain hilarious. If the copy I'd been reading wasn't from the library, I would've highlighted the hell out of it. In conclusion, if you haven't read this book or anything else by John Green, DO IT, and if you have, what would be another book of his that you would recommend reading next?