Are you hoping to stay up on a red-eye flight unable to put down a book while tearing up and possibly crying a tiny bit? I have the book for you. Read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The Fault in Our Stars is a heart-wrenching love story about Augustus and Hazel, two teens who meet at Cancer Kid Support Group and fall in love. I would tell you more, but I don’t want to give anything away. It was incredible. I was reluctant to read it, I try to steer away from sad books, but everyone was talking about it and recommended I read it before seeing the movie. My friend and I decided to read it together. I am glad that we did. It was brilliant, poignant, emotional, and made me stop and think about literature, psychology, health, love, and life. Read it.
Overview (Barnes and Noble):
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
I’m reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer now. Did you read The Fault in Our Stars? What did you think? What should I read next?