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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Summary: Hazel Grace has been diagnosed with lung cancer since she was little. When her mom begins to worry that Hazel has no social life (she mostly just sits there, goes to school, comes back, and watches TV), she begins to send Hazel to a support group for cancer. There she meets Augustus Waters. This is their story.

This book may not be appropriate for children who are under the age of thirteen; there is mention of sex, and the conversations are a little hard to understand between the characters.

I absolutely loved this book! It was not just another cancer book (guy falls for the girl who has cancer and it’s super sappy and then she dies). This is not one of those books. It’s sweet, and beautiful, and makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time because even the sad moments have humor. John Green has created yet another amazing book, that kept me wanting to read more and more. I always wanted to know what happened next. And like I said, it’s not just another cancer book. Mostly, because the characters actually have a sense of humor, and it’s not just sad. But also because the character is not defined by her cancer. She is smart, and funny, and dares the world at every opportunity, and she has dreams other than just to survive the cancer, or get married. Hazel is strong, and has all these good qualities. And Augustus (Gus) is not just a knight in shining armor. He is the guy who puts the cigarette in his mouth but doesn’t light it, and the guy who is super kind to her but has a very dark sense of humor.

I definitely recommend reading this book. John Green’s books, all of them are just absolutely amazing, funny, and sarcastic and real, even though they’re works of fiction. He has characters that are not perfect, who you can relate to easily, and who all have good and bad qualities.

If you have read this book, I recommend checking out his other books, like Looking for Alaska, or Will Grayson Will Grayson (which I have not reviewed here, but which is also really good).

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