The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
The Fault in Our Stars
Publisher: Penguin Children's Books
Hazel’s parents want her to be an ordinary teenager. Unfortunately, it’s hard to live a normal life when you’ve got terminal cancer, an oxygen tank to lug around with you and worries about the impact your death will have on those around you to deal with. But when Hazel meets Augustus at the Teen Cancer Support Group her life is completely changed.
Teenage cancer isn’t a subject that is easy to write about and it’s even harder to do it without resorting to clichés. John Green however avoids any sentimentality and creates a vibrant, stimulating mediation on life, death and all the big questions with intelligent, well-drawn characters and compulsive storytelling. Witty and life-affirming, this young adult romance is heartbreaking in the very best sense of the word.