Arlington Reads “The Fault in Our Stars” Together

The Robbins Library is pleased to announce this year’s Community Read:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Stay tuned for more information about the book and our upcoming programs. Meanwhile, you can request a copy of the book here, or stop by our display table in the lobby.

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6 Responses to Arlington Reads “The Fault in Our Stars” Together

  1. Jenny says:

    Whether you’ve already read the book or are just curious to read more about it, check out the Robbins Library discussion board on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/74473-robbins-library-community-reads-and-book-club

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