BUT!! It's John Green.... and I have read him. And I have listened to him... And my daughter read this book (off of preordered present btw).
Goodreads Synopsis -
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, 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.(less)
Why? Why would I pick such a depressing topic to be my favorite book? Why would I claim this morbid subject matter?
Those who know me know why...and they also know why I haven't been able to read it just yet, but know its amazing.
That's my daughter. She is 17 in this picture and in the midst of her 1st round of chemo for Leukemia.
And this is Tylor next to the stroller
These guys met in the hospital. Had a rocky start but ended up friends. I used to stop at McDonalds to get Tylor a quarter pounder...which really made my daughter mad. :) But he didn't have that many people to bring him stuff.
This is my daughter today. She is in remission and just graduated from High School.
And I'll just BET John Green gets this. I just BET he will capture what's going on in these kids. My youngest daughter (this one's little sister) read it. She said she started crying before she opened the cover. And these two aren't exactly best friends :)
This book has the potential to be a powerful book. At least in my life. And when I steel myself enough to read it... I'll know why I was right in picking it as my
BEST OF THE BEST OF 2012!
Ok... heartfelt sadness story over... back to ArmchairBEA!!