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Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 “But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.” 

There are very few books that will stick with you for a long time.  Very few books that will make you laugh, make you giddy, make you cry, make you ask questions, make you mad and make your heart hurt, really hurt.  Few books will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will leave you breathless in the bitter end because the characters become so real, so fast that you love them and feel what they feel.  The Fault in Our Stars did that to me.  It is one of the best books I have ever read….EVER!!!

 John Green does it again!  In his latest Young Adult novel we follow Hazel Grace a 16 year old cancer patient who has been fighting since she was 13.  She doesn’t have many friends and keeps to herself. One day at her support group she meets Augustus Waters and they start to hang out.  Hazel still wants to keep her distance because she’s afraid of the pain she will cause him when she finally succumbs to the disease.  Augustus Waters has different plans.

There is a reason John Green is the voice of a generation, he is amazing, his work is amazing and The Fault in Our Stars is his best yet!

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