Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

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Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Hazel and Augustus, the main characters in the young adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars,” are not your average teens: They both have cancer. For this month’s Readers’ Review guest host Katty Kay discusses the best seller “The Fault In Our Stars” with our panel of experts.

When Hazel Grace Lancaster meets Augustus Waters there’s an immediate connection. Not only do the two seem perfectly suited for one another -- they also seem like perfectly well-rounded high school kids. But Hazel and Augustus, the main characters in the young adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars,” are not your average teens. They both have cancer and, for their age, spend a lot of time thinking about big life questions like mortality and how their deaths may impact those who love them. It’s heavy stuff but the book has been massively successful with young adults -- and adults alike. For this month’s Readers’ Review guest host Katty Kay discusses the best seller “The Fault In Our Stars” with our panel of experts.

Guests

Louis Bayard

author, "Roosevelt's Beast". His other books include "The Pale Blue Eye" ,"The School of Night" and "Mr. Timothy," a New York Times Notable Book. He teaches fiction writing at The George Washington University.

David McCullough, Jr.

author, "You Are Not Special". He is a teacher at Wellesley High in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Lizzie Skurnick

editor-in-chief, Lizzie Skurnick Books, a publishing imprint that brings classic young adult literature back into print. She is the author of "Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading".

Read A Featured Excerpt

Excerpted from "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. © John Green, 2012. Reprinted with permission from Dutton Books. All Rights Reserved.

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