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The Fault in our Stars

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GREEN, John
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Green's novel is funny and sad at the same time, and his approach to cancer is unsentimental. He doesn't romanticise his version of Romeo and Juliet, but tries to authentically show how two doomed teenagers try to live their numbered days as if they had all the time in the world.

AWARDS:

  • WINNER Printz Award (for Looking for Alaska)

DEATH | FRIENDSHIP | ROMANCE

  • KAHODATA, Cynthia: Kira-Kira (Atheneum 2004) Katieís sister Lynn becomes seriously ill.
  • STORK, Francisco X.: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors (Scholastic 2010) unlikely friendship between seriously ill boy and boy seeking to revenge his sisterís death.
  • My Sisterís Keeper (2009) Annaís parents rely on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.
  • Thank You For Smoking (2005) Tobacco industry spokesman Nick Naylor tries to demonstrate that smoking is harmless.

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