'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green

By Alyssa DeSocio,

From laughter to tears, John Green takes us on a journey through the eyes of a young cancer patient dealing with more than a teenager should. There are times when you wonder why the main character, Hazel Grace Lancaster, hasn’t given up.

After Hazel meets Augustus Waters at Cancer Kid Support group, you start to understand how it is possible for an individual with a terminal illness to be so altruistic. With her insight of living and dying and Augustus’s metaphors on life, the adoration any reader can feel for them is infinite.

We learn about a book within called An Imperial Affliction, upon which most of Hazel’s beliefs are based. After doing some research, I found that this book is not actually published.

We also meet characters such as Hazel and Augustus’s parents. Although we don’t know what they are feeling, it is possible to understand their struggles with their children based on the way Hazel describes their actions during different events. There are many lessons taught throughout this book. Some are straight forward, while others are more in-depth and hidden within exchanges.

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