#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #19: The Fault In Our Stars

April 2, 2014

fault in our starsTitle: The Fault In Our Stars

Author: John Green

Date Started: March 30, 2014   Date Finished: April 2, 2014

Number of Pages: 318   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.