The fault in our stars
"Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel Grace Lancaster has never been anything but terminal. 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."
Hazel Grace Lancaster- A 16 and a half year old girl with the knowledge of a college student, the depression of a middle aged widow with 7 cats, and a dash of thyroid cancer plus an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in her lungs.
"If you want me to be a teenager, don't send me to Support Group. Buy me a fake ID so I can get into clubs, drink vodka, and take pot."
Augustus Waters- Long and leanly muscular with a low smoky voice, Augustus is a ladies man with mahogany hair who is very persistent in getting what he wants; even if it's getting a certain lady.....
"I love it when you talk medical to me."
Isaac- A seventeen year old boy who is committed to keeping his promises. He has a girlfriend named Monica and he puts a lot into their relationship.
"She said she couldn't handle it,' he told me. 'I'm about to lose my eyesight and she can't handle it."
Peter Van Houten- The author of Hazel's favorite book, An Imperial Affliction.
"No, I have not written anything else, nor will I."
Setting, Plot, Conflict, and Theme
~TFIOS takes place in America, Support Group, Augustus' house, and Hazel's house.
~Hazel Grace does not want to go to Support Group, but her mother forces her to. At Support Group, she comes in contact with the dashing Augustus Waters. After Support Group, they both get to know each other and plan to spend time together outside of Support Group. They end up watching a movie at Augustus' house and later discuss books of their interest. They exchange numbers, swap books and later call each other to review their books.
~Hazel is struggling to figure out how to live her life and how to find the meaning of it.
~A theme for these chapters could be the realities of terminal cancer. I say this because Hazel realizes that someday she is going die and she does not seem afraid of it.
•An Imperial Affliction- Hazel's favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, symbolizes that Hazel is very mature in handling her fate and facing it.
•Augustus' Cigarettes- His cigarettes symbolizes that he is sort of laughing back in life's face because of the cancer he had in the past.
• When Augustus wrote his letter to Peter Van Houten, I could foreshadow that Augustus and Hazel would probably be talking to him in the future.
•Augustus frequently sacrificed himself in the video game to save the children so that led me to foreshadow that he might sacrifice himself later in the story.
"Please record the next several episodes of the America's Next Top Model marathon for me."
• There is a text to self connection here because Hazel is a normal girl just like the rest of the world who has a few setbacks. Everyone has a few setbacks sometime in their life.
"Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away.
•There is a text to text connection because I can relate TFIOS to Emily Dickinson's poem "A Certain Slant of Light." I can relate both of these passages because they both have to deal with death and how death is unpreparable.
"I was just about to end when this little girl with barreted braids appeared in front of me and said 'What's in your nose?' and I said 'Um, it's called a cannula. These tubes give me oxygen and help me breathe.' Her mother swooped in and said 'Jackie,' disapprovingly, but I said 'No no, it's okay,' because it totally was."
•I made a connection for text to world based on this scene. When I read this part I thought, "Does she always get treated like this?" She must feel so embarrassed when people ask her things like that. This probably happens to most people with diseases or disabilities in the real world.