The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The book “The Fault in our Stars”, is about a girl named Hazel  who is 16 years old, who has thyroid cancer spread through her lungs. She is trying to live a normal life but sometimes wonders what her parents would do once she is dead. Hazel is a part of a cancer survivor support  program where she met Augustus, who she likes.Augustushadcancer,and as a result, he lost a leg and now wears a prosthetic. He also smokes. Overtime Hazel and Augustus become good friends and have a relationship. They share their interests with each other, including the books they like. Hazel’s favorite book is An Imperial Affliction. They enjoy reading the book. They went to Amsterdam to meet the author (Peter Van Houten) to get more info on the book. They get what they want then go home. Later the plot starts to have a twist. Surprising things start to happen. Bad things start happening in the novel. Hazel’s parents start to worry about Hazel and Augustus. But what are these bad events to happen? Will Hazel and Augustusbefine at the end? To find out, read the book. I was very surprised by the ending of the novel. There is a big twist. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book. The plot was very creative and well written.  I liked the idea of cancer in the plot.  I picked up the book because I was interested in humans having a problem. I thought cancer would be the best topic for me. I kept reading it because it’s a really good book. It grabbed my attention by having cancer in the story. The plot is well written. It’s style fits perfectly with the plot.

I would give it to my friend Jonathan S. San Miguel because he is very interested in this novel. He has seen the movie. I know he will enjoy the book. For the rest of the book they return home and stay there. Later Augustus’s cancer returns and he get’s sick. There is probably not much time left for him. Hazell wants to be with Augustus even though his cancer his strong. Eventually, his cancer kills him. Hazel shows lots of grief. She attends his funeral. Hazel was surprised to see Peter Van Housten. He told her that he wrote the book because his daughter died of cancer. She understands why he wrote An Imperial Affliction.  She found out that before he died, Augustus was writing an alternate ending for the book she was reading.  At the end she learns her mother is trying to be a leader at the cancer survivor support program so she has a life after Hazel dies.

Reviewed by Saurabhjit Singh




The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our StarsSummary: Hazel Lancaster, the narrator, is a sixteen year old terminal cancer patient. Since her diagnosis at only thirteen, she’s been pulled out of school. More recently, she was additionally diagnosed with clinical depression, and was subsequently forced by worried parents into attending a Christian support group for cancer patients like herself. One day at support group, she meets Augustus Waters, a healed cancer patient who came with their mutual friend, Isaac. Each want to date the other, but Hazel refuses to for Augustus’ sake, knowing that her days are numbered.

Why I picked it up: I’ve watched the YouTube channel the author uses with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers, for years, and have always liked his books.

Why I kept reading it:  Initially, It wasn’t as exciting as most books I like, but one day I found myself done with the book at one in the morning, after a couple attempts to put it down. The book uses strong imagery and plays with your feelings.

Who I would give it to next: I was reading the book for an assignment, although I probably would’ve read it anyway, and my teacher asked to read it after I gave her a good review of it. In general, it’s nice if you need a good plot twist. I recommend it to people who are okay with a tear or two, and have a taste in books that border on Romantic Comedy.

Reviewed by Celine W.