Published by Dutton Juvenile, the print edition is 336 pages.
There are a lot of great books releasing the week of January 10th. A few that I’m actually quite excited for, including A Million Suns by Beth Revis, The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges, and Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey.
But I just had to pick John Green’s next book, The Fault in Our Stars, because I’m so curious to read something by this author. I’ve heard such amazing things about him and his writing and yet I haven’t read anything he’s written. Yet.
This is something I plan to remedy really soon and this is the book I plan on reading to make that happen.
The issues in this story are very real and touch very close to home. The main character Hazel has been through such an enormous ordeal by living with a disease that she was sure would kill her and yet she survived it. At least for a while.
It seems as if her entire life is defined by her illness until she meets Augustus Warren, a boy who likes her and who has also been through something similar to what she has and is now in remission.
The Fault in Our Stars sounds like a book that will be filled with equal parts sadness and hope, and one that will be an incredibly powerful journey of self-discovery for Hazel.
I can’t wait for January 10th to get my print copy in the mail that I must have pre-ordered at least six months ago and get a chance to read something as amazing as this book sounds by this brilliant author.
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours 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.
Two other awesome books releasing on January 10, 2012 are The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor and Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom.