You probably know by now that I’m a big reader. I really like reading the latest and greatest best-seller and I’m a sucker for a great series, cough Hunger Games. I always add books to my Goodreads list so that when I’m ready for a new one, I can look and see what I recently added. I had been hearing a lot about this book in the blogsphere and it looked like a great, quick read. It also helped that it was like $4 for the Nook version.
The Fault In Our Stars is the story of two teenagers who meet through a cancer support group. While the circumstances are a bit grim, I found the story itself to be encouraging and enlightening. The characters are likable and wise beyond their years. The subject matter is easy to relate to and the plot held my attention long enough for me to finish this book in 2 days.
If cancer, especially in kids, is hard for you to read about, this is not the book for you. However, the story itself isn’t depressing at all. In fact, I found myself feeling uplifted in the end. Add this to your Holiday reading list!