The Fault In Our Stars

John Green

About The Author

John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American writer of young adult fiction and a YouTube blogger and educator. He writes mainly for the teenage audience, working hard to perfectly capture a lifetime of emotions in just a few books. Although he writes books about teenage lives, persons of any age would enjoy his novels. His books include both romance, and sadness; anger and joy, and appreciation of the littler things in life.
John Green brings out true beauty in the simplest of things.

Main Characters

Hazel Grace:
The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster. She was diagnosed with terminal Phalanxifor cancer as a young child. (A cancer completely made up by the author). She is an only child and fears what will happen to her parents relationship after she dies. Her parents worry about the cancer taking up her entire life, so they convince her into going to a support group, which doesn't turn out to be entirely bad afterall.

Augustus Waters:
Augustus is Hazel's love interest. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at a young age and lost his right leg to the disease. He loves video games, and was infatuated with Hazel by the first time he caught her eye at support group.

One of Hazel's friends from support group, who happens to be Augustus' best friend. He had eye cancer as a child resulting in total blindness.

Peter Van Houten:
Hazel's favourite author and inspiration. He is a recluse living somewhere in Amsterdam. Hazel's dream in to find him to unlock unknown information about one of her favorite books that he wrote.

Plot Teaser

The Fault Our Stars is a touchingly hopeless love story. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal. Her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis that she would not live, making her constantly wonder about how her death will affect the people around her. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.


(Following passage not included in The Fault In Our Stars)

"The fault, dear brutus in not in our stars, / but in ourselves, that we are underlings."

- Julius Caesar By William Shakespear

This passage describes how it is solely our actions that determine our fate and fortune, and generally how life is truly what you make it. This quote is important because this is what the book was based off of.

"As he read, i fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."

-This quote explains how Hazel starts to develop true feelings for Augustus. The quote explains how when you first begin to like someone, you like them in littler ways, and after time passes you learn to love everything about them. Love is a huge part of this novel. -It is the main focus, so this quote easily explains Augustus' and Hazels' love for one another.

"It's a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do it's killing."

Quoted from Augustus Waters, this quote importantly excentuates the relationship between him and Hazel, and the fact that they are alike. He does not let the cigarette actually harm him by lighting it.

Reading audience

This book is very versatile in the fact that it contains many emotions, so i would easily recommend it to anyone. Mainly the teenage audiences, or older. John Green won't fail to engulf you in his poetic beauty and witty lines. It could easily be a favorite read for anyone.

This book is easily already one of my favorites because of the emotions it evokes. It captures both the beauty and the horror of the life of a teen with cancer, and how not everything is stereotypical for all patients. John Green perfectly captures the feelings felt by many young people, so it is easy to relate to his books.

John Green has written six books. His is an author that i will continue to read and enjoy his work, and recommend it to all audiences.

Works Cited

Joh. "Weblog post." John Green. World Press Admin, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.
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GoodReads. 2013 goodreads inc., n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.
Information about John Green, his biography, and writings. (usa). Penguin Group USA, n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.
Site for ordering books, book summaries, etc.

"i smoke to die." deviant art. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.
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