Universal. A friend recommended that I read John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and I’m glad she did. Green explores concerns that are universal and cross-generational. Am I loved? Does my life have meaning? Will anyone remember me after I’m dead? The protagonists are teenage cancer survivors, Hazel and Augustus, who fall in love. Green deals with pain and loss while avoiding pathos or melodrama. This is a Young Adult novel that may appeal to any adult who thinks about those universal concerns. This novel celebrates life, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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