What are the best books-to-inspire-cancer-patients?

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    #1The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Laura Knight
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I do not really thing this is a cancer patient inspiring book, unless it is just to say you can find love anywhere. It is more of just a novel about a couple who happen to have cancer."
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    #2A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Aaron Russell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Very inspirational book. I gave it to my mom as she was battling cancer treatments and it actually helped inspire her a little. Good to see, great book. "
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    #3My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Sandra Cole
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "When my son brought this book home from school, I was intrigued. I picked up My Sister's Keeper out of parental curiosity and couldn't put the book down. This tear jerker deals with painful issues like bullying and making tough life choices. It's a good book for both teens and adults. I think it it the best inspirational book for cancer patients. It really made me contemplate the way humans treat one another."
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    #4Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

    Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

    10 years after publishing her work on cancer by her own experience, the author of this book wrote an essay on the AIDS epidemic. This book contains these two essays, which give unprecedented approach on two of the most lethal diseases known to man. 


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    Marie Douglas
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you are dealing with aids or cancer, this book is a must. It cuts through all the rumors and what people think and goes straight to the facts. It is an uplifting book. It tells you cancer and aids is a disease and does away with the monster aspect of these two diseases."
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    #5Before I Die

    Before I Die

    Before I Die tells the story of a woman with just a few month to live. This sad novel, written by Jenny Downham, contains provoking dialogues and an amazing text that makes you think.


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    Julia Salazar
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Knowing your death is near is a truly unique way to walk through the world. Not all of us will have that experience, but for anyone who does, or is the loved one of someone who does, this book is incredibly moving. This is an inspiring read for anyone with a terminal illness, especially cancer patients!"
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    #6Breast Cancer at 35

    Breast Cancer at 35

    Breast Cancer at 35 is a non-fiction memoir written by Amy Burns on her experiences through breast cancer diagnosis. With over 70 pages, this memoir is published in 2015 by Fighting Fish Press.


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    David Carter
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "this is a book that will warm your heart and make you cry "
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    #7The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    The Emperor of All Maladies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddharta Mukherjee. It chronicles the advent of the disease from its first appearance five thousand years ago, up to modern medicine's ongoing battle to cure it.


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    Michael Vasquez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "this is a book that will warm your heart and make you cry "
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    Kira-Kira is a young adult fiction book written by Cynthia Kadohata. It tells the story of Katie and Lynn who are sisters, as they try to see the world and life still beautiful despite facing challenges in life.


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    Jessica Cruz
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a great book that will inspire you to never let anything get you down. They face challenges with cancer but never give up."
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    #9Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay with Me: A Novel

    Stay With Me is a young adult philosophical novel written by Puerto Rican author Sandra Rodriguez Barron originally published in November 2010. It is about five persons connect by a colorful past. Famous Puerto Rican author Isabel Allende has praised this work.


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    Frances Ryan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Stay with Me: A Novel is a fiction novel with some great characters in it. They are well thought out and written perfectly. The story is all well written and easy to follow. It's a heartwarming tale."
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    #10The Probability of Miracles

    The Probability of Miracles

    The Probability of Miracles is a dramatic teen story and is the debut novel of Wendy Wunder. It is about the cancer-stricken Cam Cooper, who has set out to go to Promise, Maine, where she hopes to find miracles and enjoy before facing death.


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    Susan Aguilar
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The cover of this book will draw just about anyone to it. The story inside is sure to grab at your heart strings and keep you reading. "
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    #11The Cancer Survivors Club

    The Cancer Survivors Club

    The Cancer Survivors Club is an inspirational non-fiction book written by Chris Geiger which includes a collection of uplifting survival stories of cancer patients from normal people. 


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    Christina Walters
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "It was a very uplifting book. The story even had some humor. Very nice book . I really enjoyed it."
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    #12The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope is a humorous memoir written by Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett wherein she shares her quest to help save her husband's life. 


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    Sarah Walters
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book really delves into the process of trying to cope with sickness of a loved one while also trying to deal with the healthcare system. There is love and romance, humor, and sadness that really tugs at you in this book. I highly recommend this book for anyone, but especially those that are going through the same process. "
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    #13Following Zippy

    Following Zippy

    Following Zippy is a young adult contemporary novel written by C.B. Burdette which centers on 15-year-old boy Gabe Perkins who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. 


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    Marilyn Hawkins
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I felt this was a nice book to encourage young people who battle cancer and worry about their health and lives instead of worrying about being a kid. It gave nice perspective to looking at the bigger picture of life and learning to appreciate every moment and everything life has to offer. Zippy seemed to have a good surrounding that kept him looking at the bright side of things which hopefully inspires other young kids to do the same. "


Best What are the best books-to-inspire-cancer-patients
1The Fault in Our StarsBooks 48 Paid
2A Walk to RememberBooks 44 Paid
3My Sister's KeeperBooks 43 Paid
4Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its MetaphorsBooks 41 Paid
5Before I DieBooks 39 Paid
6Breast Cancer at 35Books 36 Paid
7The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerBooks 36 Paid
8Kira-KiraBooks 34 Paid
9Stay with Me: A NovelBooks 32 Paid
10The Probability of MiraclesBooks 29 Paid

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