Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in our Stars  by John Green

17-year-old Hazel has been surviving terminal cancer for four years when she meets Augustus Waters, who lost a leg to the osteosarcoma.  Hazel and Gus are smart, they are witty, they read, they discuss, they are both very ill.

Do you think you know how this story ends? 

If you think it's going to end like a cancer book, you're entirely right, and you are also completely wrong.  As Hazel herself says, "cancer books suck." 

Here's a word I've never used to describe a cancer book:  sexy.  This book is funny, it's goofy, it's sad, it's appalling, and it's sexy.  The world is a better place because this book has been published...and that's not a small thing.

Highly recommended for readers ages 13 to adult.  Some minor cussing, some underage drinking (champagne!), a few tearful pages, and some delightful off-page sex. 

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