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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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Feb 20, 12

Read in February, 2012

As a dad of two young boys, and as someone who lost a good friend to cancer a year ago (she was 41), this book was set up to get inside my head. It did. I had some issues -- the Kaitlyn character (largely incidental) was poorly drawn, some of the dialogue was a little too clever/precious, and I wanted more from the main characters and from the parents -- but overall, this was an engrossing and very moving read. The protagonist -- Hazel Grace -- is so beautifully and honestly drawn, that you can't help but experience the world through her eyes. And what a wonderful, tragic view it is.

This book is NOT for everyone. If cancer has been a part of your life or the lives of those you love, this will either be cathartic, or very, very hard to read. Still, it gets a strong recommendation from yours truly.
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Kalen Interesting comment re: Kaitlyn. She was very real for me and it felt like Green maybe even knew the friend whose voice he was writing. At 16, she was sophisticated, dramatic, and completely unbelievable--unless you knew her.

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Len Vlahos Thanks Kalen! I may go back and re-read when the movie comes out...

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