A tongue in cheek article, where you can find my book recommendations on books that are similar to Sarah Dessen.
The fault in our stars by John Green.
Published in 2013.
“I fell in love like you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once” is the oft repeated quote from this. John Green has written quite a few novels in the YA category but none had an impact like this one (even I cried whilst reading this and I have a heart of stone)It sold over 9 million copies, has been translated into 43 different languages and had its own movie, which made stars of singer Charli XCX and actress Shailene Woodley.
The story is that of a teenage girl named Hazel. She is depressed, moping around the house and has cancer (not necessarily connected, teenagers are naturally gloomy) During a cancer kid support group she sets eyes on a cute guy named Augustus and gradually over the chapters they fall in love, but with Augustus also diagnosed with cancer, will it return and will she end up alone?
(I’m not going to spoil that for you, go read the book!)