The Fault in Our Starsby John Green
I read a review for The Fault in Our Stars, and it appealed to me right away. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January, and I was afraid this book might hit a little too close to home. But I decided to go for it, and it is one of the most perfect books that I have read in a long time. I loved the characters, and I found so many quotable lines as I was reading.
Despite the experimental treatments she is going through, Hazel has never been considered anything except terminal. She believes her story was written at diagnosis, and it did not have a happy ending. Then, she meets a gorgeous plot twist at her cancer support group, and his name is Augustus. Her story is getting ready to be rewritten. What does the world have in store for Hazel now?
One of my colleagues posted the perfect web tool for this book. It is called The Image Language and it lets you write a sentence using images. If you type a sentence into the search box, it selects the first image that pops up in a Google search for that particular word. I selected one of my favorite sentences from the book to write my sentence with images. Hazel tells her mom, "I'm like a grenade, Mom!" She tries to distance herself from people because she wants to minimize the casualties when she dies. This seems like such an odd concept, but it will be at least understandable to those who have had cancer. So here is the image sequence that defines my lasting ideas of The Fault in Our Stars.