The Fault In Our Stars is about a teenage girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who at the age of 13 was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Hazel has been forced to join a church support group specifically for cancer survivors, and people still battling cancer. She meets a boy (Augustus Waters) who also was battling cancer. It made him lose his leg and have to wear a prosthetic. Their relationship is based off reading. They exchange their favorite books and that's when the adventures begin. Augustus and Hazel bond over Hazel's book "An Imperial Affliction" because the author stops before providing a conclusion, and they want to know what happens to the characters. The hospital grants one wish to every kid and surprisingly Augustus had not used his yet. He decided to use his wish to take himself and Hazel to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten (author of "An Imperial Affliction" ). While all of this was going on Hazel was doomed to die, and everyone knew it. Hazel's days were dwindling, so Augustus was trying to make the time they spent together memorable. To everyone's surprise Augustus had had a scan after going to Amsterdam and found out he had cancer through his whole body, and was going to die in days. He didn't break the news to Hazel until he was literally on his death bed. Hazel spent the last of Augustus' days caring and loving for him, and never forgetting the memories they shared together. Peter Van Houten attended Augustus's funeral to give Hazel the note that Augustus had written Peter trying to get the chance to meet him.
Metaphor: Augustus Waters puts a cigarette in his mouth but doesn't light it. He says it's a metaphor, because you put the thing that kills you in your mouth but don't give it the power to kill you
Simile: My hair looked like a bird's nest; my shuffling gait like a dementia patients
Imagery:So here's how it went in God's heart: The six or seven or ten of us walked/wheeled in, grazed at the selection of cookies and lemonade, sat down in the Circle of Trust, and listened to Patrick recount for the thousandth time his depressingly miserable life story..
Personification: I was veritably swimming in a paralysing and totally cynical depression
This describes the novel because they are in love and doing what they love to do which is read.
Theme: Don't let cancer stop you from trying to accomplish your dreams.
Protagonist Description:Hazel's marches to the beat of her own drum. She's got that short haircut that catches Augustus's attention. She exists in her own little world, with a devil-may-care attitude and all. When Augustus first meets her, he's struck by how readerly she is and how she doesn't even go to school with other teenagers.
How Has Hazel Changed:Hazel is a dynamic character in the book. She starts off feeling helpless and she doesn't see the point in going out and making friends, or having any piece of social life for that matter. She just stays at home and lets the cancer overcome her. She spends her days reading books, more specifically "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten, more than she should. As well as watching America's Top Model. As the story progresses Hazel meets Augustus and he starts to change her. He shows her that there is a life worth living with cancer, Augustus shows Hazel that she can't let cancer beat her and has to try to have a life outside of the house. Augustus teaches Hazel how to have fun and leave cancer behind.