Dutton Books, 2012
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Older Teens
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Holy smokes, two years goes by fast! I am probably the last person on the planet to read this book.
But here’s the deal -- it was SIGNED. Which means it cannot leave my apartment and I usually take my books everywhere with me. I didn’t want to mess it up! So it got dusty on my bookshelf.
I had a free afternoon, and felt ambitious - so I read it. In one. Afternoon. It was just as moving and fantastic as people had described.
Augustus Waters was, indeed, a plot twist. I loved the adventure and romance they had together. It reminded me - epic love stories have tragically epic endings. That being said, I cried the last quarter of the book. Naturally.