I finished The Fault in Our Stars a couple of days ago, and am still just haunted by it. Have any of you read it? I can't recommend it highly enough — it's up there with The Book Thief as one of my favorite books of all time, now. It surprised me in the way it weaved joy and comedy and frankness and devastation, through these amazing teenage characters. It's set in my hometown — one of the leads goes to my old high school, the streets are ones I drive daily — but that's merely a nice connection; it's not where the magic of the book resides. Apparently some online reviewers are questioning its setting — but I think it was better set in Indy than in, say, New York or somewhere larger, precisely because the city was not a character that would overshadow the greatness of the people in the story. Would love to hear others' thoughts on this book, I'm still wallowing in it.

[And thanks to the mods for GT permissions, I appreciate it.]