The Fault In Our Stars
By John Green
Hazel Grace: She is 16 and a half, has no siblings and is suffering from Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer. She finished high school early and is currently in college but hasn't been in school for 3 years. Hazel mother is convinced that she is depressed so she's in a support group and that's where she met her future Augustus Waters. She has a pixie hair cut, beautiful eyes and her doppleganger is Natalie Portman.
Augustus Waters: He is 17 and is described as being tall, very attractive, intelligent, and mahogany colored hair. He also suffers from cancer that is known as Osteosarcoma and had his left leg replaced with a prosthetic one due to it. He is very interested in Hazel and drives horrifically, but often wonders if she's interested in him or not.
Isaac: He is Augustus's best friend and is also suffering from cancer with one real eye and one glass eye. His cancer caused him to be permanently blind and shortly after his girlfriend, Monica heard about this she broke up with him.
The setting is in Indiana, USA and at The Literal Heart of Jesus, the support group in which Hazel, Isaac and many others who suffer cancer or anything similar go to and is soon to be, Amsterdam.
The plot is currently in rising action so it isn't really known what the plot is until the climax or the end of the story.
Isaac is very upset about his ex-girlfriend, Monica leaving his side telling him that she couldn't take him being blind but he had no control over the cancer he had and they were madly in love with each other. Hazel believes that she shouldn't be in a support group because she doesn't know how it defines her as having a life and Augustus suffers with the fact that he can't drive properly because of him having a prosthetic leg causing him to drive terribly.
The theme of the story is live life to the fullest, to accept the things that you have no control over and don't let it take over your life.
"I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up." -Augustus Waters
"I'm a big believer in metaphor, Hazel Grace." - Augustus Waters
When Augustus told Hazel about him not liking basketball and was trying to tell his dad that he didn't like it was symbolism because it symbolized how much pain he went through when he had his left leg replaced.
Hazel foreshadows when she talks about how she felt like when she said that she wanted to be treated like a normal person and the little girl treats her like a normal person. Hazel's best friend, Kaitlyn creates a suspenseful part of the book when she says she could die for something and she quickly apologizes for it.
Man VS. Self
Hazel Vs. Her Cancer
She's fighting against cancer but is slowly letting the idea of her death coming sooner than later consume her mind causing her to become depressed
Man Vs. Society
Hazel Vs. Her Social Skills
Since Hazel hasn't been to school in about 3 years she hasn't had any communication with her friends making her feel like an outcast which is most likely one of the reasons why her mother made her join the support group.
Text Vs. Self
Me and Hazel Grace are alike because I don't go outside very much and that causes me not to know much about my community and many people in my neighborhood as my sister does.
Text To Self
I don't let something I don't have any control over, restrict me from living my life to the fullest similar to the way Augustus feels about his cancer.
Text To Movie
It reminds me of the movie A Walk To Remember where Landon was the bad boy and Jamie was the good girl. Jamie had leukemia and they got married at a young age and she died from her leukemia. Jamie and Hazel both had cancer and they were both depressed until a certain boy changed their perspective on the world. Landon and Augustus both had a bad boy aura that drew Hazel and Jamie in.
Aaliyah - 4 page letter
I chose Aaliyah- 4 Page Letter because this represents the feelings Hazel is beginning to feel for Augustus and how Augustus already feels about her.
"I always had my eyes on this one particular guy
I was too shy, so I decided to write"
In this part, (which is the 1st verse) also represents how Hazel felt in the first chapter when she first saw him.
"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt." - Augustus Waters
"But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying."
This picture represents the part in chapter four where Augustus is panicking after finishing reading Hazel's favorite book An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten. Augustus finally realizes how Hazel felt when she finished the book and it ended in mid-sentence.