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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars is the Time Magazine best book of the year

Just a very quick note to share the good news: John Green's amazing YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars was named Time Magazine's #1 book of the year.  Most of the books on the list are adult books, so this seems like an extra special award for this fabulous YA novel.

Here is what they said about the book:

The Fault in Our Stars is about teenagers who happen to have cancer, but it’s not a cancer book, because as the narrator, 16-year-old Hazel Grace, bluntly puts it, “cancer books suck” — by which she means they’re full of clichés and sentiment that conceal hard truths. John Green, writing with wit, unpretentious clarity and total emotional honesty, clears away the clichés to reveal the hardest possible truths, which Hazel and her boyfriend Augustus have to face head on. The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.

Read more: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-arts-lists/slide/john-green-the-fault-in-our-stars/#ixzz2E9s5TkQp

My daughter, an avowed Nerdfighter, was so delighted she made the announcement to me before she said hi!

If you haven't read this marvelous book yet, it is time! (Get it? Time. Ha!)

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