Here is the synopsis:
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.
The first half of the book was so heart wrenching. I could literally feel the pain that Hazel had to fight everyday. Struggling everyday just to stay alive and couldn't afford a normal life despite such a young age. I felt how cancer patients felt at that moment. Then I stopped for nearly 2 weeks because I was waiting for the book to be launched in the bookstore. Maybe that was the problem, the ache I was feeling was gone. I felt the last half of the book wasn't that "into the spot". It just couldn't pinpoint my sad spot. It was OK, but very far from Jojo Moyes' "Me Before You". I thought I have found a contender for Me Before You, but no. The ending gave me so many question marks. I think the author, John Green was pulling a "An Infliction Affair" by Peter Van Houten which he raved about in "The Fault in Our Stars" itself. What happened to Hazel after the letter? How long did she lived? Probably John Green wanted his fans to act like Hazel, fly all the way to wherever he lives and knock on his door to ask for answers. Just like what Hazel did for "An Infliction Affair" in the book.
Nonetheless it is a good book with quite a few quotes worth pondering upon. It gave you a food for thought to love and live to the fullest. Even cancer patients live and love hard, leave alone people who is healthy and normal. What excuse do you have?
This particular quote touched me so badly. A relationship isn't judged by the span of time we spend together. But the things we do, the words we say and the love we give.
Some readers even made some fan arts which I find super sentimental.
Here's my verdict: