Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. - The Faults In Our Stars

I've always been the type to avoid realistic fiction. When it came to reading I was all about the unreal; Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, dragons. To me these books held a certain type of magic, a world we couldn’t touch but have longed for. A world in which adventure was never far and hilarious imagination kept me company. There are so many possibilities and so many different meanings in fantasy there ever has been in realistic fiction. It is very rare indeed when I find a realistic fiction book I like but ever so often an author will surprise me. At first it was with Sarah Dessen and then it was with John Green in looking for Alaska. These authors were so good at weaving their tales that I often came back for more reading book after book. John Green's latest, The Faults In Our Stars, paints the tale of teenage first love with a main character who knows she will not live to see Adulthood. Hazel Grace is terminal and despite that fact that she had more time than she thought she did she never thought she'd live life long enough to actually enjoys it. Then she meets Augustus Waters who suffers from cancer as well and the learn about the meaning about life and all consuming question: Will I make a difference/ Will I impact anyone? This book is full of laughter, love, sadness, just the right amount of teenage angst, and 1NO MARY-SUES. This book was sheer awesomeness and I hope you guys like it.

1A girl character who is too one dimensional. Everyone loves her, she always gets what she wants, everything comes easy to her. All the hot guy characters throw themselves at her. Selfless to the point of whininess.Ex) Bella Swan

Dr. Freeman
10/15/2012 05:51:50 pm

Thanks for being the first to write a review! I knew I could get you to like realistic fiction :)


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