The Fault in Our Stars seems to be the latest book-to-film adaption.
The book follows the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a terminally Ill sufferer of Thyroid cancer and Metastatis on her lungs since she was 13, and has so far lived with her disease because of an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. She is forced by her parents to go to a weekly support group for kids with cancer, and there she has become friends with Isaac, who lost an eye due to cancer at a young age. Isaac brings his best friend, Augustus Waters, to the support group. August is a sufferer too, after losing his leg to osteosarcoma and was once a basketball star, but now is in remission. Joined together by the love of a book, Hazel and ‘Gus’ begin to spend more and more time together. Hazel begins to pull away from Gus as they become closer, because she wants to spare him the pain that her eventual death will cause him, as he lost his former girlfriend to cancer. Gus had spared his wish from ‘The Genies’ (a fictional Make a Wish Foundation) and wanted to use it to fly himself and Hazel to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houton, the author of the book they both passionately loved.