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JANUARY 12, 2013
A Book We Love: The Fault in Our Stars

 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a powerful, compelling novel about two teens with cancer who fall in love. Okay, this description might make ninety percent of all readers run the other direction, but read it anyway! Yes, you will cry. faultYes, it deals with a topic that is scary to all of us. Check out this book to meet the clear-eyed narrator, sixteen year old Hazel Grace. She’s already lived longer than anyone thought she would. Augustus Waters is the new kid in her cancer support group. Their shared experience and dark sense of humor draw them together. Hazel and Gus struggle with the common problems of youth--independence, self-esteem, relationships--but also with the larger issues of living and dying. Hazel worries about how her family will continue after she dies. Gus wants to be important. A well-crafted story with engaging characters, told with intelligence, honesty and wit. The Fault in Our Stars makes you think and it makes you feel, and in the end it will stay with you long after you’ve read it.

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