I’ll be honest, books about cancer aren’t really my thing. I tend to prefer the movies. With that said, I’ve actually read a number of them and Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern by far sounds the most interesting. See, the funny thing is that I didn’t really love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I think it was partially because the book was solely focused on a romance. Which, you know, romances are nice and all but I tend to enjoy books that aren’t just focused on a romance. And I don’t know, something about this book really calls to me. And, at the end of the day, I think the fact that this book focuses on the idea of striking out to freeze yourself so that you can survive until a cure for cancer is found is rather fascinating.
I mean, what prompts someone to that? They don’t want to die, sure, but if they do manage to freeze themselves until a cure is found, isn’t there a strong likelihood that everyone they know will be dead when they wake up? Or at the very least they will be significantly older? I don’t think, personally, it’s a choice that I could make. I’d rather be with the people I care about and love until the end, but to each their own. Honestly, I’m just really looking forward to seeing where this story takes me.
Everyone has a fear of missing out on something–a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on?
When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when–and if–a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it’s real. To see if it’s worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.
What are your feelings on this particular novel? Do you think you’d be interested in reading it? Do you think it’s a book you’d rather not pick up? What are your thoughts on the idea of freezing yourself until a cure for a disease is found? Let me know everything in the comments! And happy reading!