You’re not going to tell me you haven’t heard of it.  Just the major Young Adult book that was the big thing before 50 Shades was the big thing.

A book about kids with cancer probably sounds depressing.  I won’t say there isn’t at least one part that’ll make you cry, but there are many parts that will make you laugh.  Which feels strange every time it happens, but it is what lends to it being such a good book.  And one you should go and read. ♥♥♥♥♥/5

The story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old living with cancer and her good friend Philip, the oxygen tank she has to cart around with her.  Things start to look up when she starts a new support group and meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer-haver… survivor… tall drink of water… cute…

And thus begins the love story!  Of course, when your lovers are so ill, it isn’t going to be your run of the mill love story with a happily ever after – they don’t both die, but I’m not giving away who does.

A book about kids with cancer probably sounds depressing.  I won’t say there isn’t at least one part that’ll make you cry, but there are many parts that will make you laugh.  Which feels strange every time it happens, but it is what lends to it being such a good book.

I actually read the book a couple of years ago when I borrowed it from a friend (a signed copy that I was told to Handle With Care) but felt like I wanted to read – or actually listen, since I ended up getting the audiobook – to it again before watching the film.  So I still haven’t seen the film.  Next week, hopefully!

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