From Scholastic.com: Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including Sunrise Over Fallujah, Fallen Angels, Monster, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, Jazz, and Harlem. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the 1994 recipient of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author for a “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” He is considered one of the preeminent writers for children.
John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is about a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster with stage four thyroid cancer in her lungs. After months of prescription drugs, reality television, and An Imperial Affliction (Hazel’s favorite book) Hazel finally joins Cancer Kid support group. When Hazel goes to support group, she meets a seventeen year old cancer patient named Augustus Waters who loves symbols, metaphors, and “Counterinsurgence” (a video game). Little does Hazel know she found her perfect match.
My favorite part of the book is when Hazel is feeling disappointed and sought help from Augustus. I love this book because it deals with situations that society faces today. I hope you like it as well! (Just so you know, this book contains a lot of grown up stuff.)