The Fault In Our Stars- John Green Paula sliva 4.a

"The Fault In Our Stars" is the sixth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old girl with cancer. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group in the "Literal Heart of Jesus" where she meets and falls in love with 17 year old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player who has an amputated leg.

In January 2012, Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox, optioned the rights to adapt the novel into a feature film.

Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel, while Ansel Elgort plays Augustus.

At the premiere in New York

Favourite character?

Hazel is the main character in the novel. She has a very monotone personality, and does not like showing her emotions around people she is not very comfortable around. She shows signs of depression, for her daily routine is very repetitive and basic; until she meets Augustus and I see a complete change in her personality. She is much happier, yet much more reliant on Augustus but I don't really see that until his death. She has a time of instability, and this portrays her unbalanced emotions, which is common for a patient with cancer. Her character has one of the most interesting personalities I see in the novel.

Least favourite character

At first it was Peter Van Houten. He is a retired author who has found passion for life through alcohol. He was the reason of Hazel and Augustus' trip to Amsterdam and their visit him changed their perspective on the book and their own lives. However, even though Peter is not the most friendly person in the world because his daughter passed away at a young age and his wife left him. He has no other family, so of course he is going to need something to rely on. After Augustus' death, he realizes the mistakes that he has made and genuinely seems like he wants to make a change with his life. He has the most concealed personality in the novel. So actually I don't have least favourite character.

The main problem?

In my opinion "the main problem" in this book is that kids in same age as I'm has to live with cancer and some of them dies. This is something that I can't even imagine. They deserve to live like "normal" kids and to live their life not to struggle with some cancer.

I don't know what I would do if I were in character's shoes, probably I would be scared or I would tried to live my life like is my last day on Earth.

The most interesting part?

Trip to Amsterdam- they enjoy a romantic dinner at "Oranjee" and they eat outside, overlooking beautiful elm trees on the canal.

Shocking part?

I seriously thought it was going to be Hazel Grace to die, not Augustus Water. The story literally twisted around. I can't believe Augustus died, I totally wasn't expecting that.

Boring part?

In this book I don't have boring part, because the book has been written to read easily and no boring at all.

Confusing part?

At first I was confusing with the title of the book, but at the end I find what that means:

How did the story end?

Hazel was reading a letter Augustus wrote to Peter Van Houten before he died.

My favourite part of letter (Something Augustus said to Peter Van Houten about Hazel)

What other endings could be possible?

  1. They beat cancer and got married.
  2. Hazel died instead Augustus.
  3. They both died.

I choose this book because I have seen the movie and my friend recommend it. I would recommend it because the book is about our generation and they have to struggle with cancer. In my opinion they deserve a "normal" life.

What is the most important take- away from the book?

To me the most important take- away from the book is to live my life like it is the last day on the Earth.

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