the fault in our stars is an amazing story told in the point of view of 16 year old Hazel Grace Landcaster. she is a stage 4 cancer patient who has had it since she was 13. for hazel, life was a drag. she never left the house, and had read the same novel, an imperial afilction, dozens of times.
Jack and Early head off into the Maine wilderness on a quest to find a huge bear. And some other things, too, including Early's dead brother. There are a million coincidences and everything ties together quite cleverly in the end.
Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a new streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.