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Best of 2012: Stephanie’s Pick

12.12.12 | 2 Comments

The Fault in our Stars, John Green

“Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

“Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

“Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.” (goodreads.com)

Also really liked:

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

The Diviners, Libba Bray

Every Day, David Levithan

2 thoughts on “Best of 2012: Stephanie’s Pick

  1. Lucy says:

    TFiOS is my favourite of the year (and all years ever) too! Also loved Every Day, so I’ll be sure to check out the others on your list. 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Yay! You are in for a treat!