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A grad student's readings and ramblings beyond research

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

After the train wreck of a reading of Looking For Alaska, I have to say that The Fault in Our Stars was definitely worth the second chance.

 

While reading this novel, I remembered an author I used to love back in high school...Lurlene McDaniel. She would always write about tragic diagnoses of young adults and what they do at the face of death. A Rose for Melinda was a book that really sticks out in my mind. I remember it being well written and it was probably one of the first books that brought tears to my eyes. 

 

Apologies, I digress. The Fault in Our Stars was much better than I had expected. I am a little hesitant on reading other works by John Green. What if John Green is another Mitch Albom? After 2 or 3 books, you get a feel for how the author writes and everything else just loses it's magic. :(