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Two words: My God.

This book is daunting in size (470 pages!) and subject matter. Cancer isn't an easy subject - clinically, metaphorically, historically. It's emotionally fraught, and if you're a hypochondriac (like me), you see it at every corner.
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" You're right - I put it badly. What I meant by that was that they were very believable, but screwed up - perhaps more so than real people. I guess the ...more "
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
"Cancer's not funny. Pediatric cancer less so. That being said, I found myself laughing out loud at points throughout the book. Hazel and Augustus are still teenagers and say and do teenagery things and Green is able to portray this excellently.

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