The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dutton Books, January 10, 2012
313 pages, 5 stars
ABOUT THE BOOK: Hazel has terminal cancer that has been slowed by a miracle drug. She reluctantly goes to Cancer Kid Support Group where she and a fellow cancer kid share sighs of irritation. One day, Augustus Waters walks into support group and her life takes a change that she could never have anticipated. Love, people. Love.
I’m way behind on reading The Fault in Our Stars. This young adult novel has blown up the blogosphere over the last year and with good reason. It’s I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. I love a love story and especially a tragic one. This novel is just heart wrenching. It delves into extreme personal depths of a dying child who has never known any other way of living. I have no complaints, except that I shouldn’t have waited so long to get my hands on it.
ABOUT THE OUTFIT: My dear tragic heroine, slip into these jeans that will keep you comfortable while sitting in support group and going to college classes. You have no problem being you, but you’ve never thought of yourself as beautiful.Weird, yes. Beautiful? Not so much with the puffy cheeks from your cancer treatment…or so you thought until Augustus made you think differently.
Slip this Green (see what I did there) sweater over your shirt to keep you warm in the Midwestern chill. These earrings are pretty representations the stars that are crossed for you and Augustus.
Your phone buzzes constantly with messages from Augustus. “Okay?” he asks. Your bracelet reminds you to say “Okay.” back—not that you need reminding since you think of him 24/7. Even though it’s kind of corny, you plaster your phone case with hearts because love.
This virgin, white nail polish is something you wore until recently. Augustus doesn’t fit in the big 17-year-old virgin circle anymore. Thank god! This bright blue bag always has a copy of An Imperial Affliction in it, even when it’s stuffed to the brim with college notebooks and papers.
Your Chucks are like the ones that Ana wears in your favorite book. You dress like her because you feel connected to her. Sometimes you feel like you are the same person.