Monday, April 2, 2012

John Green's
The Fault in our Stars

Genre: Young Adult / Realistic Fiction

Publication Date: 2011

Geographical Setting: Indianapolis, IN

Time Period: Modern

Plot Summary: In John Green’s latest novel, The Fault in our Stars, Hazel Grace and Augustus, soon to become star-crossed lovers, meet at a grim cancer survivor’s group. Hazel, whose lungs are failing is relentlessly and sweetly pursued by Augustus, who previously lost his leg to cancer. Hazel finally opens up to Augustus and they bond over her favorite book, a trip to Amsterdam, and the familiar paths of young cancer patients. With humor and grace Green has created a story that will bring a flood of both laughter and tears.

Appeal Terms:
Character and Dialogue Driven / Witty Language
Dark / Emotionally intense/ Tear-jerker

Similar Authors and Works
From my experience…
Looking for Alaska by John Green (Character and Dialogue Driven / Witty Language)
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Dark / Emotionally intense/ Tear-jerker )

From Novelist…
Before I Die by Jenni Downham (Dark / Emotionally intense/ Tear-jerker )
Forever Changes by Brendan Haplan (Character driven / realistic fiction)

From Amazon…
The Baldheaded Princess: Cancer, Chemo and Courage by Maribeth Ditmars

Non Fiction:
From Amazon…
Teenagers Face to Face with Cancer
Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery by Melinda Marchiano

Interview with John Green on The Fault in Our Stars

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