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finos5Dutton Books

finos3I made a mistake with this book – I read it in a bookstore. An ugly cry isn’t easily accomplished in a bookstore. I knew the subject, teen cancer, but I forgot the ugly cry might be waiting to pounce.

This isn’t your average teen book. The vividness of their feelings, hopes, dreams, fears, and sorrow is palpable. Green sets you in the middle of their struggle and you want to fight with them or for them.

With cancer you hear a lot about dying and mourning, but not about living with it or living after the loss. Perhaps we don’t want to hear all the details; we really just want it go away.

This is about pain and how people deal with it.

You don’t have to be a teen to read this, but I hope it’s inspiring teens to go out and do something with this life they’ve been given.finos1

I found this portion profound: “The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.” ~‘Augustus Waters’ (John Green)

Read this book. You won’t be sorry.

Just have tissues ready… and maybe not in a public place.



Very me

2 thoughts on “THE FaULT in OuR STaRS

  1. THE FaULT in OuR STaRS
    Sounds like a pretty inserting sad book. Cancer is a sad thing. This book is about pain and tells us how to deal with it. Pain is one of those things that never seems to go away. “Just have tissues ready and maybe not in a public place.”


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