Sixteen-year-old Hazel is dying of thyroid cancer. And while lugging an oxygen tank around to lame support groups isn’t exactly the coolest activity for a teenager, she does happen to meet someone who is very cool: Augustus, who is cute, smart and in remission. Suddenly, Hazel has someone to share her favorite book with, someone to flirt with, and someone to love. And that love may be harder to cope with than her terminal illness.
With the depth of character and heartfelt emotion in this book, I would recommend this for teens and adults alike. And even though the novel wrestles with the ideas of mortality, connection and isolation, Green weaves through the narrative with genuinely funny moments and uplifting scenes, making the The Fault in Our Stars a bittersweet treasure.