The Fault In Our Stars
“Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
Sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster meets seventeen year-old Augustus Waters at a support group for children living with cancer. She has stage IV thyroid cancer, has been living with an oxygen tank since she was 13 and is still alive thanks to an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. He is a charismatic, ex-basketball player who lost his right leg to osteosarcoma and is now in remission (the absence of active cancer when the disease is expected to manifest again in the future).Instantly attracted to each other, they form a beautiful friendship at first and a loving relationship as time goes by. But you know what they say about time... "What a slut time is. She screws everybody." And it does.
John Green wrote a novel that feels really personal and if you've had a loved one battling this horrible disease or anything of the like, you should be prepared. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking story that will make you laugh and most definitely make you cry. No, not cry. Sob. Uncontrollably.
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