Handsome boy meets beautiful girl. Boy and girl fall in love. It would be perfect except that they meet in a cancer support group. Hazel has terminal cancer and Augustus is a cancer survivor. Despite Hazel’s reluctance to be a “grenade”—her inevitable death the weapon that will destroy those she loves—she allows Gus into her life and heart.
Their quest to discover what happens to the characters of their favorite book after the story ends takes them to Amsterdam, where they learn that its author isn’t what they thought. And Hazel finds out that Gus has been hiding something.The Fault in Our Stars
is both poignant and humorous. Green deftly weaves disparate threads into his writing, drawing on everything from black humor to Shakespeare to complete the tapestry. The language is rich; the writing style, mature and competent.
I greatly enjoyed this book and will be reading others by this author.