So I have just finished "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green.
This is a wonderful book! I was a bit dubious upon reading it because I've read quite a few books about teenagers who are dying from various conditions. I can honestly say though I really, really liked this book. Now I know that the people in this book are cancer sufferers but I can completely relate to a lot of what this book was talking about.
If you have ever wondered what it's like to be dying (not that you would but you know just in case) this book really is a good portrayal of what it's like. There are bits in it where I can't relate what with me never having been "in love' before but I can empathise with it. One of the characters Augustus Waters at the very beginning of the book is asked during their support group session what he fears and he simply states "Oblivion" and as I was reading it I was like "Yes! Exactly!" and when Hazel says to her parents "I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up, and I would like to minimise the casualties, okay?" It is like somebody went into my brain and plucked that out.
It's a essentially a love story though about two teenagers both unfortunate enough to have cancer in some form or another, Hazel's affects her lungs and I can completely relate more towards her as she constantly complains that she wished her lungs would just do what they're meant to do and how they are are just rubbish at being lungs (My life in a nut shell but with the addition of my heart lol). Augustus's cancer meaning he lost a leg. I'm not going to ruin the book for you but I personally think it's a book about them finding themselves or more so about Hazel finding herself and knowing that if/when she dies that her parents will be okay and that going through life you have to be okay with the choices you make. It's witty, sarcastic and funny. It really is something that I just think you should read and then you'll know what I'm talking about it's obviously sad too but I think it's worth it.
I'm in my 20's and after waiting 3 years,
I underwent a heart and double lung transplant because I suffered from a illness called Pulmonary Hypertension.
This blog is where I documented that journey and will continue to document all the amazing highs and the lows post-transplant. I hope to continue to raise awareness for both PH and organ donation and I would love for you to continue to share this journey with me.