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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

by John Green

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    Looking for Alaska by John Green (kaledrina)
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    Every Day by David Levithan (brnoze)
    brnoze: This is a wonderful story with a great premise. A young adult who wakes up as a different person every 24 hours. The author drops into the lives of many different characters and we get to learn through the eyes of the main character A. This is a love story. a coming of age story and a fantasy of a very different kind. I really enjoyed it.… (more)
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    Love Story by Erich Segal (cransell)
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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Anonymous user)
  5. 40
    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (StefanieGeeks)
    StefanieGeeks: Both stories have witty teenagers who fall in love as they go through tough times together and contain excellent character development.
  6. 40
    Paper Towns by John Green (StephReads, chwiggy)
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    Before I Die by Jenny Downham (kaledrina)
  8. 30
    This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl (TomWaitsTables)
    TomWaitsTables: Don't forget to be awesome.
  9. 41
    Going Bovine by Libba Bray (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Both are about teenagers with a terminal disease, but both books manage to be incredibly funny, even when they're making you cry.
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    Every You, Every Me by David Levithan (kaledrina)
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (tandah)
  12. 20
    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (chazzard)
  13. 10
    Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson (SylviaC)
    SylviaC: Both books have the same dark humour, and contain strong messages about humanity and disability.
  14. 10
    Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic (kaledrina)
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    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Anonymous user)
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    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (chwiggy)
  17. 22
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green (sduff222)
  18. 11
    Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (LottaBerling)
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    Love Ya Like a Sister: A Story of Friendship by Julie Johnston (Cecilturtle)
  20. 01
    I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb (mim)

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I don't know how to start. I assume that everything I say will make the special effect of this book to disappear. There's one thing I learned from this book. We all have to die. It's the way it is. We can't change our Judgment Day. But we can define all our days before that day. The girl, Heizel, made me think about what it looks like to be diagnosed with cancer. I can't imagine it. She made me realize how lucky I am to be 17 and to be perfectly fine. It also made me think and not to forget that it all can actually change. As the teacher in the movie ,,Dead Poets Society'' said: Carpe diem - Seize the day. I realized I have to spend everyday like it is my last. But not to try to be remembered by all the people, but to be loved by the people that I also love. This is not a perfect Hollywood love story ok.. This is a reality show, it's exactly described as it is - painful and awful life. The one we all have to live... ( )
  InnahLovesYou | Apr 18, 2019 |
I would recommend this book to anyone in middle school maybe kids in 5th grade too, but this book is about a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster and she has to go to a group that is meeting in the basement of a church and Hazel meets Augustus Waters and they fall in love but Hazel has thyroid cancer and they go through a lot but Hazel and Augustus go to Amsterdam and they both loved it. ( )
  EvieG.G3 | Mar 24, 2019 |
this book was a mishmash of all that is beautiful and wrong with teenage cancer. The main character, Hazel, really draws you in and then she meets Augustus and its just magical.

A great read for anyone. ( )
  EBassett | Mar 20, 2019 |
This book is about a really strong girl named Hazel Grace. Hazel has terminal cancer and in the beginning she just lays around awaiting her death. Then she gains friends and goes on adventures and lives her life to the fullest. This book will teach students how precious life is and learn to appreciate what life gives you. ( )
  Allee_Dana | Mar 17, 2019 |
Hazel Grace is a 17-year-old oxygen-dependent cancer patient. She has accepted her fate and is fine with watching TV every day until her mom makes her go to a support group. There, she meets a person that changes her life forever and makes her live her life for her, not her disease. This is a very heartfelt story that focuses that life is not always fair, friendship, and a reminder for students to be thankful for their health. Rated 3 of 5 stars. ( )
  victoriaphillips | Mar 16, 2019 |
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added by melmore | editThe Guardian, Milo (Aug 5, 2014)
 
Allison Hunter Hill (VOYA, April 2012 (Vol. 35, No. 1))
Hazel Grace is a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, caught up in the effort it takes to live in a body that everyone knows is running out of time. When she reluctantly agrees to return to her local teen cancer support group to satisfy her mother, the last thing she expects is an encounter with destiny. New to the group, Augustus Waters is handsome, bitingly sarcastic, and in remission. He is also immediately taken with Hazel, and what begins as a casual friendship soon escalates into a full romance. Through an impressive exchange of books and words, philosophies and metaphors, Hazel and Augustus tear apart what it means to be both star-crossed lovers and imminently mortal. While Hazel fixates about how her death will eventually hurt her loved ones, Augustus obsesses about how he will be remembered; the two are drawn together by the justified anxiety they feel over endings. grades 10 to Ages 15 to 18.

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Epigraph
As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the ocean:
"Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it,
rising up and rising down, taking everything with it."

"What's that?" I asked.

"Water," the Dutchman said. "Well, and time."

-PETER VAN HOUTEN, An Imperial Affliction
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To Esther Earl
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Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed.
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My favorite book, by a wide margin, was An Imperial Affliction, but I didn't like to tell people about it. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.

It wasn't even that the book was so good or anything; it was just that the author, Peter Van Houten, seemed to understand me in weird and impossible ways. An Imperial Affliction was my book, in the way my body was my body and my thoughts were my thoughts.
There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. Got knows that's what everyone else does.
You are buying into the cross-stitched sentiments of your parents' throw pillows. You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it.
What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. The tumors are made of me. They're made of me as surely as my brain and my heart are made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.
There is no honor in dying of.
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Cancer teens in love --

You might want to have a box

of tissues on hand.

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Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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