“The mark human leaves are too often scars.”The Fault in our Stars, John Green
Novel: The Fault in our Stars
Published in: 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Author: John Green
Hazel Grace of seventeen year old was affected by thyroid cancer which has now turned into her lungs and the girl knew that it would kill her one day. The young girl lives with an oxygen tank fixed to her as she has the struggle to breathe. Hazel’s mother sends her to the support group in which she was not interested. There she meets Augustus Waters who had lost his leg because of osteosarcoma. There they get along well and share their interest in the stories they have read. While Augustus recommends The Price of Dawn while Hazel gives An Imperial Affliction. She gets curious to know what happens in An Imperial Affliction after the main character Anna’s death and tries to mail the author peter Van Houten. It is when Augustus helps Hazel to reach her dream, he reveals that his disease had returned and cannot be cured.
Plot- I would refer Fault In Our Stars as a greatly written story. The emotions, sruggle and the pain of cancer is clearly and briefly written in this book by the author John Green. The story is of the struggle of a seventeen year old Hazel Grace with her thyroid cancer which has later turned into lungs. It is of the way she accepts and look forward to the truth of her death. She hates the way she suffers but also is extremely patient in her life. Everyone has the fear of death but there are some who accepts the truth an awaits it. Hazel Grace is one of them.
Experience- Months ago I have read an article of sarcoma and after reading this book and finding the struggles of Augustus and Hazel with their cancer I found this one of the greatest I have ever read. I always have read the reviews of this book and wondered what made The Fault in our Stars special and that prompted me to read the book. After finishing it, I found the reason out, and it indeed was special. The last three chapters of the book were the most emotional and favourite of mine as the author has put in some great phrases to the novel such as ” You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world.” and many other quotes which were simply heart touching.
Characters- Picking out the favourites form the novel I would choose Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters and Isaac (Friend of Augustus) They are the real gem of the novel. The different cancers they handle with and their totally different opinions of their life makes the story worth reading. While the children go on with their lives, their parents support was also impressible. Simply, every characters of The Fault in our stars would catch their own place in a reader’s heart.
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About the author:
John Green was born on 1977 in Indiana nd is the best selling author of the novels like Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars, Paper Towns etc. The author is also a famous vlogger, Editor and producer. It was the experience at the hospital where her worked inspired him to write. His first novel was Looking fo Alaska which was published on 2005. The Fault in our Stars was this fourth novel and was published on 2012.