awritingblog (awritingblog) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #4: The Fault in Our Stars

My fourth book  is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It's about a sick teenager named Hazel. Her cancer was once bad enough to nearly kill her, and it will get her in the end, but drugs have kept it from getting any worse, granting her a temporary reprieve. She meets a boy named Augustus, who lost his leg to a different form of cancer but is in remission now. They fall in love, and it is beautiful.

Oh, jeeze, guys. I can't recommend this book enough. If you've never read John Green, read this book. If you have read John Green, read this book. (I still think Paper Towns is his best book, but it was really great to have a female narrator for once. And Hazel and Augustus are way different than any of his other protagonists.) It's really depressing, as you might expect from a book about kids with cancer, but, per usual with John Green, I was also laughing until I couldn't breathe. 

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