"The Fault In Our Stars" has been topping the bestseller and must-read lists all year long. Author John Green does a wonderful job of a taking the very serious issue of cancer and painting a witty, charming story about life and love around it.
The very intelligent, angst-filled, Natalie Portman doppelganger Hazel Grace Lancaster has lived all of her teen years terminally ill with thyroid cancer. In effort to keep her mother happy, Hazel unenthusiastically attends a "cancer kids support group" where she meets the handsome Augustus Waters, a 17-year-old cancer survivor and amputee.
They quickly bond and after Hazel shares her favorite novel with Augustus, they embark on a quest to find out what happens to the characters at the end of the book. While Hazel does her best not to be a "grenade" and shatter the lives around her, the twist and turns of their lives bring Hazel and Augustus closer together.
Green does a fantastic job of capturing the main character and narrator Hazel's sarcastic sense of humor, which makes taking the blows of her illness easier to bear. Prepare to be come emotionally attached to the characters, as they will make you laugh and cry. This book was a great read, and I recommended it for teens and adults alike.
--Jaime W., Headquarters