The Fault In Our Stars
By: John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Hazel Grace Lancaster
Peter Van Houten
Mr. & Mrs. Lancaster
Mr. & Mrs. Waters
Funky Bones Park
Saint Paul Episcopal Church
Hazel Grace Lancaster is forced to attend a Support Group for cancer kids. Her mom wants her to make friends instead of laying on the couch watching ANTM marathons. One day at Support Group Hazel meets Augustus Waters. Augustus & Hazel soon find a liking for eachother. Augustus surprises Hazel with his wish to help her meet the author of her favorite book, Peter Van Houten.
Hazel vs. Her Mom: Hazel's mom is forcing her to go to the Support Group.
Hazel vs. Her Body: Hazel's cancer is basically controlling her life.
Hazel vs. Society: Due to being taken out of public schools Hazel is not very social.
The Fault In Our Stars is an obvious example of the triumphant feeling of love, through hardships and struggles. Hazel fell in love with Augustus knowing their time together would be shortened due to their diagnosis'. Since her diagnosis, Hazel has always lived, ready to die. Through everything Augustus always made her feel better.
¨Okay? Okay¨: Hazel & Gus' Always
¨I fear Oblivion¨: Augustus fears being forgotten
¨I'm on a Roller Coaster that only goes up, my friend¨: Augustus feels that his life is going great, with or without Cancer.
¨I'm a Grenade¨: Hazel knows she's going to eventually die, due to her cancer.
Text to Text: The Fault In Our Stars- William Shakespeare ¨The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.¨
Text to Self: Knowing a person suffering from cancer- My "big brother" had cancer and died in January of this year, at the age of 15.
Augustus gives Hazel Dutch food, wears a Dutch basketball Jersey and out of no where emails Peter Van Houten expressing his and Hazel's feeling about knowing the ending to the book. This foreshadows that maybe they will go to the Netherlands to meet the amazing Peter Van Houten.