The Fault in Our Stars is a book by John Green, which was published in January 2012. The novel tells the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Their relationship takes them on an unforgettable journey that will change both their lives forever.
This book has received much praise for its deep exploration of the human spirit with regard to life’s tragedies and how they affect those we love most.
The Fault in Our Stars is a novel about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenager who has terminal thyroid cancer. At her cancer support group, she meets Augustus Waters, and they embark on an unforgettable journey that will change them both forever. The book explores deep philosophical questions such as the true meaning of life and love with humor and grace while maintaining its heart-wrenching emotional core.
The Fault in Our stars is wonderfully written and deeply insightful into what our lives are like when we face tragedy head on–what happens afterward, why people make certain decisions or react in certain ways. The depth and insight offered by John Green makes this a worthwhile read that will stay with you long after you finish reading.
About the book:
The Fault in Our Stars is a novel by John Green. The book takes you on Hazel’s journey with cancer, from when she was diagnosed at age 13 to her present state where she can hardly breathe without being connected to oxygen tanks. The story is about Hazel, a 16 year-old cancer patient who’s lost the hope with her life until she meets Augustus Waters at Support Group. They become friends and he convinces her to read this one last book before it might be too late for all of them – An Imperial Affliction written by Peter Van Houten that Hazel has been wanting to read for some time now but can’t find anywhere in Amsterdam (Holland). But when they finally contact him via email, they don’t get the response they were expecting.
They talk about death constantly but they also find time for humor in between all their pain; there are wonderful little bursts of laughter sprinkled throughout this novel like diamonds found in coal. The Fault In Our Stars helps show how brave people living with terminal illnesses really are, as well as reminding us just how important love is – not just romantic love but parental love too (especially Hazel’s parents who generously donated one lung each so that Hazel could live), platonic love and selfless devotion to family friends and even strangers.
Like other John Green novels it has a strong message of hope which we can all take away from reading this book: life may be short or cut off at any time, but while you’re alive there’s no point wasting your days worrying about what might happen tomorrow because you never know if today will bring something great!
John Green’s novels always have a strong message of hope. A Fault in Our Stars is no exception.
A Fault in Our Stars by John Green, like all his novels, has an uplifting theme that life may be short but living it to the fullest is important while you still can – because what if today brings something great?
This novel tackles some heavy subjects for teens such as cancer and death without any sugarcoating or sensationalizing them. There are many moments where Hazel Grace Lancaster’s voice rings true with her honesty about this tough subject matter: “I liked being alive better when I didn’t know anything.”
The opening scene takes place at a support group meeting where Hazel talks about how she survived leukemia “without looking down” and “carelessly, desperately happy” then dives into the story of Hazel and Augustus Waters’ unlikely love.
This novel has a message for readers to try their best in everything they do – that every day is worth it because you never know when your time will be up.”