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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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May 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: favorites, friendship, loss, realistic-fiction, romance
Read in May, 2012

If you knew you had terminal cancer, would you let yourself fall in love with another "cancer kid"? This thoughtful realistic fiction book explores the relationship between 16-year-old Hazel and 17-year-old Gus as they navigate their teen years and their illnesses.

I didn't love the book quite as much as many other readers evidently did -- to me, the dialogue between the two teens did not ring completely true. It's hard for me to imagine actual kids this age talking about such philosophical and metaphorical subjects to the extent that Hazel and Gus did in the story. Still, it kept my interest, tugged a bit at my heartstrings and feels like a story I'll remember for quite awhile.

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