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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
http://johngreenbooks.com


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.  http://www.reading.org/resources/booklists/youngadultschoices.asp
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.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars

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



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