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Best of 2012: Stephanie’s Pick

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.” (

Also really liked:

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

The Diviners, Libba Bray

Every Day, David Levithan


New Books


Best of 2012: MY pick


  1. Lucy

    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

    Yay! You are in for a treat!

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