The Fault in our Stars by John Green

The Fault in our Stars

John Green

Hazel meets Augustus at a support group for kids with cancer. The characters are so believable, I immediately cared about them and laughed and cried through to the end. This funny, tragic, heartbreaking teenage romance is a quick read and will remain with young and not so young readers for a long time.

Extract

So Support Group blew, and after a few weeks, I grew to be rather kicking-and-screaming about the whole affair. In fact, on the Wednesday I made the acquaintance of Augustus Waters, I tried my level best to get out of Support Group while sitting on the couch with my mom in the third leg of a twelve-hour marathon of the previous season’s America’s Next Top Model, which admittedly I had already seen, but still.

Parallels
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky