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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

I think this was a pretty decent book, but it was so forgettable that I actually had to look up the characters names' to talk about it.

 

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers in a cancer support group who fall in hope-less teen love.  She has stage 4 cancer and his cancer (a sarcoma that is highly treatable) is in remission.   They hang out together, travel to Amsterdam to meet their favorite author to discover what happens to characters in their favorite book (after it ends) and deal with losses and a death of a friend.

 

The book is very meta, and feels like it's trying very, very hard to show off its intellectualism.  The kids are about a thousand times smarter and more mature than teenagers always are.  I get that they're "cancer kids" who are faced with mortality and what not, but the fact that they talk with bigger words than anything I've seen in an SAT study manual is a little much.


This is very much a character driven book, but I didn't get particularly attached to any of the characters (obviously, if I had to look up names). Part of it felt a little depression-porny, but it was still decent enough.