The Fault in Our Stars!
Book vs. Movie

So first off, I absolutely love the story of #TFIOS (The Fault in Our Stars). The movie was also one of the best movies I've ever seen. If you are wondering, I did read the book before I saw the movie. I'm glad I did though. If I probably saw the movie first, I would've been a little confused. Anyways, the story is about two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus. Hazel originally had thyroid cancer, but it has now spread to her lungs. This is why she has an oxygen tank. Gus has been cancer free for about a year and half. That's basically what the story is about, cancer. I'm NOT going to give away what makes the story so SAD:(!

Hazel & Gus

Book vs. Movie

So here is a couple noticeable differences that I saw...

  • In the book, Hazel has a friend named Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is never even mentioned in the movie.
  • Gus had a former girlfriend named Caroline in the book who died of brain cancer, she was never talked about in the movie.
  • Hazel has a swing set she sells in the book to a man, in the movie the swing set is seen and swung on by the characters, but nothing was mentioned about it being put up for sale.
  • Gus and his mother have a fight before heading to Amsterdam in the book, in the movie their is no fight, instead he comes to Hazel's house and picks her and her mother up in a limo.
  • In the book, Peter Van Houten (author Hazel meets in Amsterdam) is a big man, but in the movie he's not that big as he was described in the book.  
  • Gus' annoying older sisters and their husbands and kids are mentioned in the end of the book, but no where seen in the movie, but you could guess maybe at the end of the movie where they are because their is a large group of people.

No spoilers, can't be specific about the large gathering or that would ruin the whole story! :D

So you know the saying, "the book is always better than the movie," I think this saying has just been proven wrong. I thought both were wonderful. It's a toss up between the two. They couldn't have done any less or more to the movie. I loved this story, hope you did/do too!