"Best of" Lists
Books Like The Fault in Our Stars
Teens can't seem to get enough of novels that feature characters who suffer from physical illnesses and disease -- the rarer the better. Books involving sick sweethearts have multiplied since the runaway success of The Fault in Our Stars, which was adapted for a movie. These novels can be valuable for building empathy and letting teens explore a high-stakes world where the drama is literally life and death. In addition to our list below, you might also want to check out our lists of Books with Characters Who Have Physical Disabilities and Books That Feature Characters Dealing with Mental Illness.