Guest Blogger: Meghan (Grade 9)
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Setting(Time): Modern day, 2014
Setting (Place): Indianapolis
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
It involves serious problems that can happen anytime with the fun adventure of teenage love and heartbreak which can relate to today, which makes the book very interesting.
To people who are into reality and sitting on the edge of your seat, this book if for you. Hazel Grace is a 16 year old girl with lung cancer, and is forced by her mom to attend a support group to talk things out so she doesn’t get depressed. One meeting she goes to she sees this (attractive) guy staring at her, when he tells her she looks like his ex-girlfriend. They soon realize they have a lot in common, including their humor and soon to be reading styles. Augustus (the boy at the support group) got his leg removed due to a tumor in his leg. Together throughout the book they face the challenges of being “diseased” and fight all problems that come their way.
People who would like this book are teenagers or young adults would be interested in this because it involves problems we face today and situations we know how to look at them. I don’t feel like people younger than 11 should read this because it does contain some romantic episodes, and I feel like people over 35 shouldn’t read this because they might look at it as a silly book or that they would look down on it.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten