Book Club – The Fault in our Stars
After watching the film “The Fault in our Stars” and sobbing my heart out, I really wanted to see if John Green was able to portray such emotion through the book too, he really has. I cried even more! This book had me laughing and crying, but also feeling complete anger towards a disease that, in many ways affects so many people.
Narrated by Hazel Lancaster, the book follows her on a journey of being a 16 year old cancer sufferer.
During her treatment Hazel unwillingly attends a support group, as instructed by her mother, where she meets Augustus Waters. After recently been given the all clear of osteosarcoma, (an aggressive cancerous tumour in a bone that caused him to have his leg amputated) Augustus is attending the group with his friend. Their friendship blossoms as they start spend more and more time together.
After a ‘Wish Upon a Star’ trip to Amsterdam to meet their favourite author, they discover that Augustus’ cancer is back and it has truly devastating effects on the two of them.
Although the book is classified as teenage fiction the message behind the book is unforgettable, and I would encourage everyone to pick it up and have a read.