The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
When thirteen-year-old Hazel was diagnosed with stage three cancer, she knew her life would never be the same again. But she never expected her cancer would lead her to the charming Augustus Waters. An amputee and former cancer patient; Augustus seems perfect and Hazel falls for him without a second thought. However, this love isn’t as flawless as it seems; Hazel is a grenade and, eventually, she will explode.
What I Thought of The Fault in Our Stars
This book about cancer took me by surprise because it wasn’t too cheesy or cheery and the characters weren’t exemplary; they were normal, average people doing their best to deal with cancer. To some this may sound uninteresting or boring but I was glad for a change from extraordinary to ordinary.Even the plot wasn’t excessive or unduly miraculous! Sure, stuff still happened and you could still feel happy or sad for the character. There was certainly enough humor and drama and romance, but it was never overdone. Or underdone for that matter. There was always something going on, Hazel and Augustus were strong and caring and Issac cracked me up. TFIOS is one of the most enjoyed books in YA genre, to fully understand why this book is so great you just have to read it.
A memorable moment in The Fault in Our Stars is when Hazel and Augustus go to Amsterdam together. It helped Hazel learn to live her life even with her cancer boundaries, an overall good lesson and it was a key factor in her growth as a character.