Now that I am finished reading The Fault in our Stars, I need some more books to read for the next month while I am traveling for work. So please send any recommendations my way! Here is my quick review of TFIOS without giving anything away.
I was so excited, yet scared to begin this book. After watching my uncle fight cancer for 2 years, I knew this would be an emotional read but sometimes it’s good to get all of those feelings out. Even though this book is largely a love story, it was perfect for this time of my life in regards to the grieving stage. As I read I knew almost all of the medical terms and it brought things to life that I had forgotten about.
Throughout this entire book I was reminded of many sad memories, but also really happy ones along with them. The way the characters were developed and their lives were described was amazing. I felt as if I knew Hazel and Augustus. The battles their family faced, I faced as well and it was totally relatable. I love being captivated by a book so much that it makes me sad to put it down.
With a disease such as Cancer, you never know what will happen next. It’s a long roller coaster ride and things are constantly changing for better, and for worse. I had no idea what would happen in the next chapter, or even the next page. I was pulling for these characters like I never have in a book before. I highly recommend this to anyone whether they have been involved with this battle before or not. It really gives you a different perspective on things, while hinting at angst during typical teenage years, and then of course there is romance. The ending, while I had no idea what it would be throughout the book, was perfect.
Have you read The Fault in our Stars? What book should I read next?