Hazel is also obsessed with a book called An Imperial Affliction which is a book John Green has made up for the purpose of the story with a fake author. The story deals with very heavy concepts, especially for teenagers since they are dealing with cancer but it touches your heart or at least it did mine. John Green is amazing with his ability to add humor into the pages of such a heart heavy tale and you go on a journey with Hazel and Augustus and it's one that you won't ever forget. You may sprout some tears by the end, but it's well worth it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would not mind a little bit of sadness.
Hazel, I think, is a relatable character because cancer has touched so many people's lives. Whether you have it, a family member has it, or someone you know has/had it, you are in someway connected to the disease. I thought it was interesting to be able to see it from Hazel's perspective -- the patient -- instead of someone else (a parent, a friend, a partner, etc.). It was amazingly beautiful and I loved all the quotes I could pull from this book.
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once."Not only is that how Hazel felt about Augustus, but it's how I felt about Augustus and this book!
|My rating: 5/5|
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