Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Fault in our Stars

John Green's latest is well worth the wait (current stats in the Minuteman Library Network as of today- 208 holds on 67 copies and counting...).  While it would be a good idea to carry some tissues with you wherever you take this book, it is anything but sappy.  The Fault in our Stars is sharp and witty, and is made that way by brilliant protagonists Augustus and Hazel.  Although the book focuses on young people with cancer, it manages to not be a "cancer book."  At the same time, it deals in a very real way with the lives of Hazel and Augustus, not hiding their realities or the complexity of being a teen with cancer navigating a relationship.

Try also:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Stoner & Spaz by Ronald Koertge
Before I die by Jenny Downham
A love story starring my best friend by Emily Horner
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

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