by John Green Author

Rave Review Mysterious Galaxy Books

“This is the story of young adults who share something terrible in common, cancer.  Hazel, seventeen, is living on borrowed time due to an experimental drug that has temporarily shrunken tumors in her lungs.  Her life is not easy since she has to wheel her oxygen around with her during the day and hook up to a machine at night.  She is no longer able to attend a regular school but is taking college courses already and is extremely well read and intelligent.  She is the only child of two doting parents who insist on her attending a ‘Cancer Kids Support Group’ where she meets Augustus Walters, who will change what is left of her life.  Handsome and charming and with only a 20% chance of a recurrence of his osteosarcoma, a cancer which has claimed one of his legs, Augustus falls in love with a resistant Hazel.  Their search for Peter Van Houten, Hazel’s favorite author, and their mutual love of Issac, another friend blinded by his own cancer, draw them even closer day by day.  Unfortunately, when you live with cancer, every day is combination of joy and pain, and Green conveys this vividly on every page.  As Augustus points out ‘That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.’  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a testament to the this saying, so try not to read the ending in a public place.”- bkh

Dutton Books, $17.99

Mysterious Galaxy Books

San Diego

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #302

San Diego, Ca 92111


Redondo Beach

2810 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278


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