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Publication Date: 31 Jan 2013
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.5 UY
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The fault in our stars
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A 16-year-old girl suffering with terminal cancer meets a boy at her support group meeting who makes her think differently about life and death.
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else too, post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means) Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
NOTE : The two main characters who are 17-years-old have sex while they are on a trip to Holland. This is not graphically described. Some swearing is included within the book.
The two main characters who are 17-years-old have sex while they are on a trip to Holland. This is not graphically described. Some swearing is included within the book.