-  John Green

Every love story can’t have a 'happy ever after'... they have their 'hamartias', yet they are beautiful in their own ways. TFIOS is such a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching love story by John Green. The book is published by Penguin books and contains 316 pages exploding with humor and tragedy.  It’s the story of Hazel Graze Lancaster, a 16-year-old teenager with thyroid cancer and Augustus Waters, a 17-year-old amputee who had osteosarcoma .  The attitudes of both star-crossed teenagers were very different, with Hazel anything but terminal, like.. “I’m a grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?” and Gus, all merry like. “I’m on a roller-coaster that only goes up, my friend.” Their bond thickens every minute, over their favourite books, movies and experiences with cancer. Slowly they fall in love, in Hazel’s words, “I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly and then all at once.” And together, they make their own little infinity out of the numbered days.

I really loved the book and it’s undoubtedly one of my all time favorites. it’s really unique and exquisite. And here are some lines which really moved me-

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations”
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities”
“Pain demands to be felt.”
“The world is not a wish granting factory”
And here are some particular ones which made me shed a hell lot of tears-
“What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. They’re made of me as surely as my brain and my heart are made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.”
“But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."
To have my heart broken by TFIOS was really a privilege, just like how Gus says, "Oh, I wouldn't mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to my heart broken by you."
Yup, the book will surely leave you in tears. But believe me, it’s worth it all.
Okay? Okay.
P.S. the last line (the okay thing) can only be understood by those who’ve read the book. So hurry! Grab the book soon!!


      - T.Anagha Sivadas

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