Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars

Now for the first in our annual series of book recommendations by Transition Year pupils currently reading for their Extended Essays.

Margareta Laudien thinks that John Green's The Fault in our Stars is 'superb', and writes:

It is about the story of two teenagers, Augustus and Hazel, who get to know each other in a support group for people with cancer. But the incredible thing in the book is that Green is able to push the cancer into the background. You almost forget the disease while reading the book. Augustus and Hazel both concentrate on each other, on their life, and try to ignore their bodies - with success. They finally fly to Amsterdam together, where Hazel is hoping to meet her favourite author. 

Once started, you don't really want to put the book down. Green wrote it with so much love and humour, that it is nearly impossible not to cry or laugh while reading it. It doesn't tell the story of two teenagers who have cancer. It tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love and live their life. 

I recommend this book to everyone. Not only to teenager girls and boys. This is one of the most powerful books I've ever read and can be an inspiration for everyone!

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