First, let me confess that I really love John Green’s books. I knew that I would love his latest one, but what I didn’t know was how much I would love it. Looking for Alaska has been the book by which all his other books have been judged and none of them quite reached the same level, until now!
The Fault in Our Stars is about 16-year-old Hazel who has Stage IV thyroid cancer. Her medical miracle is still holding, but she needs an oxygen tank to help with her breathing. Her mother forces her to attend a cancer support group, where she meets Augustus. Augustus lost a leg to cancer but is currently in remission. “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.”
This is not a “boy book” or a “girl book”; this is a book that can speak to everyone willing to take the journey.
Posted by: Beth