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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars
The Fault In Our Stars. Picture: Supplied.

When you read the final pages of prolific YA author John Green's latest novel through tears, don't say you weren't warned. The Fault In Our Stars is narrated by the perceptive, witty 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster, whose thyroid cancer has spread to her lungs by the time she meets Augustus Waters, a former basketball player who has lost a leg to osteosarcoma, at a support group for cancer kids. Even as the novel reaches its predictable conclusion, it's hard not to feel a stab of resentment as you're confronted by something as sentimentally sucker-punching as this. A cracker and a tear-jerker and a bagful of belly laughs that will have readers imploring all their friends to do likewise.

The West Australian

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