Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Descriptions and such from goodreads.

This week, I just bought one thing, but I'm very excited about it:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
John Green's previous books are all great, and I've heard nothing but amazing things about this one.  I'll have to read it next so I can see if I agree with all the hype (I'm sure I will).

7 comments:

  1. How sad but how true to life this story sounds. Would love to read your thoughts about this one.

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  2. Sounds like a tough, touching read. I may have to be in the right mood to pick this one up, since I work in this environment on a daily basis.

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  3. I need to get my hands on this one!

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  4. YAY! I hopefully will be reading this one soon. I'm sure you'll love it. Happy Reading!

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  5. I really want to read this one! I just lost someone from cancer. they weren't a teen, but I think reading this will soon will really resonate with me.

    -Lauren

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