The Fault in Our Stars, by John Greene
The book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Greene is one of my favorite books. It is about the final human experience, death, and what that means. The main character in this book is a teenaged girl dying of terminal cancer. She has had a while to come to terms with this, and is mostly okay with it; however, just as they find a way to stabilize her condition for the time being, she finds out that her boyfriend is dying also. Her boyfriend had previously been in remission, but his illness returned, full force, and she has to face the fact that she will not be dying first. This brings up a lot of emotions, and the book explores how she faces loss. This includes finally understanding what her parents are experiencing - that feeling when you know that someone you love is dying, and there is nothing that you can do. Throughout the book she struggles to accept her fate, but not let it ruin her will to live as well as she can, for as long as she can.