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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Read it!: The Fault in Our Stars

New Feature:  Young Adult Book Reviews:  Read it!

The Fault in our Stars by John Green
John Green's Website

John Green is a favorite author of many teens, both male and female.  His plots are not only relateable; they are compelling.  My personal reading time is quite limited, but this one was recommended to my by my friend, Stephanie the Librarian.

 Our school has a grant called Young Adult Choices from the International Reading Association.
which gives  our kids the opportunity to read and review literally hundreds of newly published books.  This is one that instantly became a favorite and has been passed from student to student. 

I read this book a few months ago, and it took quite a while for it to leave my mind.  The characters are realistic, intelligent, and sweet.  The plot has a few interesting twists that even I didn't see coming.  This novel has ended up on quite a few best books lists for 2012 because it is a book that multiple generations are enjoying.  Life is not perfect, so don't expect Green to wrap everything up in a bow at the end. 

Below is a summary from Good Reads:
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Go get it!  Preferably from a book store.  Let's keep them alive!

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