Author: John Green
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It's incredible how easily the author of The Fault in Our Stars, John Green, writes in the voice of a teenage girl. His character, Hazel Grace, speaks with humor and the fitting angst of an adolescent whose life is interrupted by an awful disease.

Hazel's parents force her to attend a support group for teens fighting cancer and there she meets Gus, a handsome fellow who lost his leg to osteosarcoma. Although she's reluctant at first, Hazel gives into Gus' charms and together, they realize her dreams. One, in particular, is kissing in Anne Frank's house. Would've thought?

Green's novel is currently being turned into a feature film that will hopefully capture clarity of the theme: Life goes on in the face of disease, and things hurt because they matter.