As we approach the one-year anniversary of the release of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, it remains hugely popular, hovering near the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list for children’s chapter books and appearing on more than one of the year’s “best books” lists, including those (such as TIME Magazine‘s fiction list and Dan Kois’s at Slate) that aren’t focused on YA books. But once you’ve finished the book, what’s next? Here are some great books that will appeal to TFiOS fans of all kinds.
Fiction Dealing with Disability and Illness
Young adult books that touch on disability and illness are far from rare, but these are among the best.
- The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Opening just as Jessica has lost her right leg in an accident, this Schneider Family Book Award winner deals with the aftermath of a major life event, including the depression that can come with a serious injury. Jessica finds her worldview expanded by her new reality but at the same time also deals with the normal pressures that any high school student confronts, including problem classes and budding relationships.