Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This Star Won't Go Out

Wishing a happy book birthday also to This Star Won't Go Out!  I'm extremely excited to finally read this book.

If you don't know, Esther Earl was a nerdfighter that was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager.  She didn't cease to have an impact on everyone she was around even after her death.  She is fulfilling her wish today by becoming a published author.  This Star Won't Go Out is a collection of Esther's writing, with some additions from her parents, Lori and Wayne Earl, and an introduction by John Green.

The Fault in Our Stars was largely inspired by Esther Earl's life.  John Green has said that Hazel Grace isn't Esther, but without Esther, TFiOS wouldn't have existed.  This Star Won't Go Out is Esther's story.  I'm happy to support the beautiful girl who fills so many people with hope.  

For more information about Esther's life, TSWGO, and the organization founded on Esther's behalf, visit http://tswgo.org.  

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