The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer as a young teen, Hazel Grace Lancaster has managed to survive with the help of Phalanxifor, which could, in theory prevent her cancer from killing her for decades. Hazel spends most of her time tiredly lying around sleeping, watching TV or reading books, as is the life of a terminally ill, yet living person. She takes classes regularly at a nearby college (or at least when she is well enough for them) and slowly is moving on with her life, waiting, ever waiting, for the day her cancer kicks up a storm again.
Hazel’s mother and her doctor decide it would be good for her to go to a weekly Support Group, for young cancer patients. She grudgingly agrees to go but finds them utterly boring until one day, Augustus Water, a tall, mahogany haired seventeen year old starts attending to support his friend Issac. Hazel and Augustus are both very different characters – for instance, Hazel is quiet and Augustus is charismatic – yet somehow they both connect perfectly.
Hazel’s life if about to flipped upside down in good ways and bad…
TEEN RATING: The Fault in Our Stars does at points feel like John Green was boasting his depth of thought and writing skills but it is still a beautifully written story. Heartbreaking yet heartwarming, The Fault in Our Stars captivates readers and doesn’t let them go. Riddled with joy as much as it is with cancer, The Fault in Our Stars will make you smile as much as it will make you sad. 12+ 3.8/5
*An Imperial Affliction & Phalanxifor are figments of the authors imagination and do not exist in real life.*