Monday, January 16, 2012

Two hours of sobbing that were well worth it

First- I have been interviewed (I know! I feel so fancy!) by my truly lovely Critique Partner Jenny S. Morris.  Please check out the interview on her blog and stay a while to read some of Jenny's great writing. 

The title of this post refers to the actual TWO HOURS I spent in bed last night bawling while reading the beautiful THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.   It was so great that I don't have adequate words to express it yet, but I had to put something out in the universe about how amazing it is.  I have enjoyed all of John Green's books and while this is the least quirky, it is also the first one in a girl's POV and so maybe this made me feel closer to the story somehow.  Perhaps someday soon I will have something much more coherent and important to say, but for now- loved it.  Below is the summary from Goodreads:

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Has anyone else read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS yet?  Did you love it?  More importantly, did you cry your eyes right out?


  1. I haven't read this, but if I'm in need of a good tear-jerker, now I know where to go!

    And awesome interview on Jenny's blog, btw! :)

  2. Two of my friends are John Green nuts. One of them already read it and said she cried eight times. The other is in the process of reading it.

    I've heard great things about The Fault in Our Stars, but I almost worry it won't live up the hype should I read it.

  3. I love a good tearjerker (movie or book). Thanks for the rec, will have to check that one out!

  4. I haven't read that one yet, but it sounds like it has a lot in common with My Sister's Keeper, which I read in one day (very rare, I'm dyslexic, so reading is slow going for me). I cried a ton.

    Oh, and I totally thought your interview was cute.

  5. I hadn't heard of this book until today, but you're the second person to rave about it. I think that's a sign :-)

  6. Confession time. I checked a John Green book out but couldn't get all the way through. I think it was just my state of mind. But I am going to read this one!


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