Author: John Green
Date Started: March 30, 2014 Â Date Finished: April 2, 2014
Number of Pages: 318 Â Total for 2014: 7,249
What It’s About: Hazel Lancaster is 16 years old and has stage IV cancer. It’s terminal. She’s sent to a cancer support group for kids. One night, while there, she meets Augustus Waters. The ill-fated high school students soon find their way into each others hearts and arms as they wrestle with questions we all wrestle with as we approach and consider death–does my life matter? Will I be remembered? Is there anything after this? This story, funny and tragic all at the same time, resonates deeply.
Why I Read It: This book is beloved by teenage girls everywhere, much the same way “A Walk To Remember” was a decade ago. After much urging, I borrowed it via Kentucky Libraries Unbound. It’s fantastic.