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This is a story of Hazel and Gus. Both teenage cancer victims (for lack of a better word) who find one another just a little too late. Although Gus' cancer has a high survival rate, he is not destined to be in that 80%.
The book begins with a vivid description of the sea, a clifftop view and the author, Matt Haig, thinking about whether to die. These are viscerally written, painful scenes and thankfully Haig changes his mind and turns back from the edge.