The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green


This brutally honest novel really throws life into perspective. Hazel, the main character, is a teenage girl with cancer.


To her, life is pretty crummy at the moment and her mom is constantly nagging her to get a social life. Hindered by her oxygen tanks and carts (her lungs suck at being lungs), Hazel often loses herself in books in her bedroom to escape reality. That is, until she meets Augustus.


Augustus is unlike anyone she has ever met. He understands how she feels, being a cancer survivor himself. He’s witty, loves literature and quickly befriends Hazel. But still…