When I first got this book, I was at sleep away camp in the Adirondcks with NOTHING to read. I had read, re-read, and re-re-read all my books. Naturally, I was in a full-phased emergency here. A kid (a nerd) like me WITHOUT BOOKS FOR 5 MORE DAYS?! Unacceptable. So I wrote to my parents, explaining the situation as carefully as I could. (I didn't want to worry them). They sent me 5 books, one of them being The Fault In Our Stars. I read this one last, but I tell you that they could have sent me that one book and I would've been fine. As the blurb on the cover states, "You laugh, you cry, then you come back for more." I agree: you start off smiling, then later put your hand over your forehead and lean on your elbow, crying, and then you feel as if you MUST read it again. You must be thinking, oh my GOD just tell us what the stinking book is about! Well here it is:
This is the story of 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster. But it's more than a story. Hazel has lung cancer.
First diagnosed when she was 13, she's hooked up to an oxygen tank that breathes for her. This is hard, as you can imagine, so her mom sends her to Support Group where she meets Isaac, who is about to be blind, and Augustus, a kinda-sorta cancer "survivor". This "survival" included a loss of his leg. The three become tight friends (Hazel and Augustus a little more than friends), when all of a sudden, Hazel and Augustus are driven on a wild adventure to Amsterdam to discover the secrets of their favorite book, An Imperial Affliction that leaves Augustus with a one-sided situation about life and death.
You'll like this if you like: I'm going to be honest here: there aren't really any books with a similar plot line to this one. But I guess the book See You At Harry's is slightly similar. SLIGHTLY.
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