Recommended by Jeff in Technical Services…
Hazel is your everyday sixteen year old who likes watching America’s Next Top Model, reading a novel called An Imperial Affliction, has a crush on a boy and oh yeah she has cancer. The boy is Augustus Waters who also has cancer and who she met in support group. This is the story of their life and love while facing their death.
I almost didn’t read this because I have a problem with male authors trying to write as women, trying to get into the heads of teenage girls and especially teenage girls with cancer. But John Green has done an awesome job at sucking me into the characters of this story especially the way that friends interact and speak to each other which outsiders don’t always understand. This is not just a sad cancer story but a story of strength and love.