Most young adult books these days seem to center on paranormal loves or dystopian adventures. It was refreshing to come across a well-reviewed teen novel that focused on reality, no matter how sad. Prepare yourself to become quickly emotionally involved in this story; you may want tissues ready. It's the story of Hazel, a teen diagnosed with cancer and the relationship she builds with charming Augustus Waters. At times laughing out loud and at others silently crying, I flew through this roller coaster of a read and recommend it to anyone who is up for it.