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Hazel has thyroid cancer which causes problems to her lungs making it hard to breathe. She has to carry an oxygen tank with her everywhere she goes. She also is forced to go to a cancer support group in the basement of The 'Literal' Heart of Jesus Church. Her and Augustus and Isaac made fun of it, but being catholic, it didn't offend me so much as it made me giggle.
Augustus Waters has a prosthetic leg and Isaac lost his eye and is going blind. They all attend Support Group, but Hazel really really really likes Augustus. She says he's hot. He came across like a dork to me but then again Hazel herself didn't strike me as startlingly attractive either. To be fair it probably had a lot to do with the audio's narrator Kate Rudd. Don't get me wrong, I thought she was a really good narrator it's just when it came to Augustus being hot I couldn't picture him in my mind.
It made me cry a lot but that's ok , I am an emotional being and anyway, Cancer is not my favorite topic. My favorite part in this book was when Hazel and Augustus are in Amsterdam eating dinner in some fancy restaurant [I forget the title] It was a very romantic evening.
Ok became a popular phrase in the book.
“He responded a few minutes later. Okay. I wrote back. Okay. He responded: Oh, my God, stop flirting with me!”
My rating: Liked It!
My favorite quote:
‘Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.’- Van Houten
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John’s 1.1 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen) or visit his website John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.