What The Fault In Our Stars is about:
The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.
Each time I read a John Green book I know that I'm in for an amazing experience. I think this is some of the best writing I've ever had the honor to read. I've read some heated discussions where people feel John didn't have the right to tell this story of young kids diagnosed and dying from cancer. I disagree. We are all together on this ride called life and sometimes that means writing and discussing life altering events that make us uncomfortable, angry, and hopeless. If we don't share experiences with one another how will we learn empathy?
Recommend? Yes. It will break your heart, but it is all worth it.
The following dialogue hit me in the gut:
We sat out there in the silence for a minute and then Gus said, "I wish we had that swingset sometimes."Source: I borrowed it from my son, Marc.
"The one from my backyard?"
"Yeah. My nostalgia is so extreme that I am capable of missing a swing my butt never actually touched."
"Nostalgia is a side effect of cancer," I told him.
"Nah, nostalgia is a side effect of dying," he answered.
Above us, the wind blew and the branching shadows rearranged themselves on our skin. Gus squeezed my hand.
"It is a good life, Hazel Grace."
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #77
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