The young adult genre doesn’t always get the respect I deserves but it definitely should. John Green made a bold statement with his critically-acclaimed novel The Fault in Our Stars and showed everyone what difference good writing can make.
The Fault in Our Stars: Summary
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old who is attending a cancer patient support group. She has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs and only attended the meeting to please her nagging mother. In the meeting she meets Augustus Waters who lost his right leg because of osteosarcoma and is currently in remission.
The two of them start talking and agree to read each other’s favorite novels. After finishing Hazel’s favorite novel An Imperial Affliction, he is disappointed that the novel finishes off without a proper conclusion.
That starts the journey for them to seek out the author and find out what happened to the protagonist Anna. But hardships strike them that make life difficult. Will they find out what happened to Anna as they fight cancer?
When an author has your heart going through many emotions, then you picked up the right pick. He tackles a tough topic and does it justice. The novel went on to be very successful and rightfully so.
If you haven’t read this novel because it is a young adult novel, then you are missing it. I would say this novel transcends genres. Green’s writing is top-notch and his witty writing speaks for itself. That is why Time named it the best fiction novel of 2012. And why you should pick it up and give it a read.