The Fault In Our Stars

In this incredible story about 2 teenagers with cancer, Hazel and Augustus meet at support group for kids with terminal illnesses. Hazel is 16 with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs.  Isaac has is blind in one eye and soon will be blind in the other eye due to cancer. Augustus goes to the support group to support his friend Isaac and meets Hazel there.

Gus and Hazel became friends and he shared with her that he was in remission from cancer, osteosarcoma. Augustus is a 17 year old who was a basketball player before his amputation.  Gus gave Hazel a book that he enjoyed since she loves to read, it was The Price of Dawn.  Hazel gave him her favorite book she has read numerous times An Imperial Infliction, which is about a girl who has cancer, by Peter Van Houten. Gus is disappointed with the abrupt ending with many questions because it just stopped. He begins e-mailing Peter Van Houten for a proper ending.

Hazel and Gus talked about their Make-A-Wish and Gus realizes that Hazel has used her wish to go to Disney and he says he never used his. Hazel has always wanted to meet Peter Van Houten and tries to get her mom to take her on a trip to meet him. Her mom says no because of financial and medical reasons. Gus surprises Hazel with a picnic and tickets to go to meet Peter in Amsterdam. Hazel later goes into the ICU with an episode of pleural effusion, a complication from her lung cancer. The doctors and her parents both feel traveling across seas isn’t safe for her but one Dr stood up stated that Hazel needed to travel.

Gus has Hazel and her mom chauffeured in a limo to the airport and they take their ling flight to Amsterdam and have dinner and champagne. When they go to pay they realize that dinner has been paid for by Peter Van Houten. Augustus tells Hazel that he loves her. They meet Peter only to find he is an angry drunk that kept insulting Hazel about her cancer. He’s not the man they expected him to be. His assistant Lidewij, was responsible for the trip and dinner and thought if she got them there he may realize someone truly cares about him and his writing and maybe he’d stop drinking. Lidewij takes them to the Anne Frank House. The stairs were quite the challenge for Hazel and her lungs. She finally makes it to the top and has a celebratory kiss with Gus. Everyone cheers. They return to the hotel room and things get pretty intimate. Hazel finds that Gus has some cancer pains, and he tells Hazel he really isn’t healthy as far as the cancer goes.

After their return home to Indianapolis, Gus gets sicker and goes into the ICU. He invites Hazel and Isaac to his pre-funeral where they say their eulogies that they’ve written for him.

Van Houten shows up to apologize to Hazel and explained to her that the book was about his eight year old daughter, Anna who died of cancer. Peter Van Houten also has something for Hazel that Gus had written for her, a eulogy. Augustus says, ‘Getting hurt in this world is inevitable, but we do get to choose who we let hurt us’, and that he is happy with his choice. He hopes that she is happy with her choice too. Hazel states she does.

 

Movie Time!

There are many holiday movies in this world. And everyone has their favorite, like The Nightmare Before Christmas or The Santa Claus. Everyone also has a favorite holiday. Mine is Easter. I also LOVE the movie Hop. It’s about a talking bunny named E.B. He is going to be the next Easter Bunny, but doesn’t want to take on that role. He leaves his home, Easter Island, and goes to Hollywood. There he meets an unemployed boy who is looking for a job. They stay together for a couple of days. One day a very famous talent show host tells E.B. that he can be on the show. A limo picks him up. He goes on the show and rocks it. But he can’t stay in Hollywood. He has to go back to Easter Island and save the day!

Anyway, that is my favorite holiday movie. You should check it out!

Gone…

I have a new series for you guys to read. The first book is called Gone. I will write a quick summary about it since I’m good at writing those.

Gone. They are all gone. Just… poof! Fourteen year old Sam Temple was sitting in a boring history class in his hometown, Perdidio Beach , zoning out. He was imagining surfing at the beach with his best friend. Then…Poof. The history teacher disappeared. He was there one second. Now he was gone. A few kids in Sam’s class disappeared, too. Kids start panicking. Astrid, a super pretty smart girl, figures things out. Everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared. And a giant wall was surrounding the town. The wall burned when people touched it. To make matters worse, kids are developing powers. Not good. A little girl killed herself by setting her house on fire with her hands. Then some people under the age of fifteen from Coates Academy, a school for troubled kids, try to take over Perdidio Beach. Conflict breaks out. Will kids survive this new world called the FAYZ? Find out by reading this amazing book called Gone by Michael Grant.

Suggestion Sunday

Hi everyone! So, I’m recommending a book series for you to read this week, The Selection series. It’s like The Hunger Games, but is about princesses and princes with no killings. The Selection is about a teenage girl named America Singer. She, along with thirty-four other girls, has to compete for the lovely Prince Maxon’s heart. Young America wanted nothing to do with the prince. She was there by accident. She didn’t want the prince or the crown, she just wanted her mother to have the satisfaction of knowing that her daughter had a chance for being in the Selection. This book is about being true to yourself and standing up for what you believe in. Please take the time to read this amazing book by Kiara Cass, you will not regret it.  Talk to you all soon :-)