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"The Fault in Our Stars" Readalikes

If your YA reader loved John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," try recommending these titles about strong friendships and overcoming adversity.
 
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Looking for Alaska
by John Green

To shake up his play-it-safe, stay-at-home lifestyle, Florida teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter convinces his parents to let him attend a coed boarding school in Alabama. There he becomes instant friends with Chip, his edgy roommate, and with Chip's friend, the sexy, daring, and impossibly beautiful Alaska Young.

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An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

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Paper Towns
by John Green

With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of Looking for Alaska returns with a novel about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she left behind just for him.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares.

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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist–fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

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Wonder
by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman is not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. Sure, he's a huge Star Wars fan, he loves his dog, and he's got a pretty good sense of humor. But August was born with a craniofacial abnormality — a genetic defect that caused his facial features to be severely deformed. His life has never been "normal."

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Saenz

2013 Printz Honor Book

2013 Pura Belpre Author Award Winner

2013 Stonewall Book Award Winner

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Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

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