Fault In Our Stars, By John Green
Patient : Hazel Grace Lancaster
Age : 16
Date of Birth : September 29th 1996
Disease Diagnoses : Type 4 Thyroid Cancer / Metastasis forming in her lungs
Medication : Phalanxifor (experimental drug) and Oxygen
Symptoms : Hazel is well aware that she isn't normal. She knows she will always be the typical cancer patient with her tubes and oxygen tank. But, Hazel doesn't sit around and feel sorry for herself she has a better outlook on her sickness... humor.
Basic Activities (throughout day) : She attends a Support Group that meets every Wednesday in the church basement of 'Literal Heart of Jesus' by their leader Patrick. Hangs out at home, reads and sleeps.
Pain on Scale of 1-10 : 4 on a good day and 8 on a bad day
Choice Genre : Medical Assessment
The assessment basically represents a lot of character development. It explains Hazel’s illness and talks about her views of her illness. It also explains some of her day to day activities that influence the book largely.
About Myself : I have cancer, and I’m most likely going to die. I do not like people who pity themselves especially all the special perks that cancer kids get. I love to read and my favorite author is Peter Van Houten. I don’t get out much but when I do I go to support group.
Features : Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Short
"I had this pageboy haircut, and I haven't even bothered to, like, brush it. Furthermore, I had ridiculously fat chipmunked cheeks, a side effect of the treatment. I looked like a normally proportioned person with a balloon for a head. This was not even to mention the cankle situation." (Green 9)
About Myself : I try to be an optimist even though I have 1 leg and cancer. I love basketball but its not easy with 1 leg… I still go it. I have a great best friend named Isaac, he’s blind but I consider me to be his eyes. I like to go to his support group and mock the leader. I fear oblivion and death.
Features : Brown hair, Brown eyes, tall and lengthy
"Long and leanly muscular... Mahogany hair, straight and short.. his posture aggressively poor" (Green 9)
Compatibility : 86%
You two should definitely meet!!
Choice Genre : Compatibility Test
I choose to do this because I want to make it as realistic as possible. So, by doing this it shows there actual compatibility and potential love through the test. As well as sticking to my overall idea that “the reality of love”
“I fell in love like you would fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.” She was everything and more I wanted in a girl. She was pretty and kind, with a lot of humor and sarcasm, just how I like it. Her name is beautiful “Hazel Grace” every time I hear it my heart beats faster. I need her in my life - she gets me and I get her. We have everything in common and also a lot of differences. I usually don’t believe in the sappy thing “love at first sight” but, my goodness does she make that all seem so true. I love her and I won’t get over it ever.
Choice Genre : Augustus's Journal Entry
I did the journal entry to really represent the way Gus feels after meeting hazel for the first time. I think it really shows his emotions and the real way he feels about Hazel. Also I used quotes from the book and actual thoughts from his head.
"After my PET scan lit up, I snuck into the ICU and saw her while she was unconscious. I just walked in behind a nurse with a badge and I got to sit next to her for like ten minutes before I got caught. I really thought she was going to die, too. It was brutal: the incessant mechanized haranguing of intensive care. She had this dark cancer water dripping out of her chest. Eyes closed. Intubated. But her hand was still her hand, still warm and the nails painted this almost black dark blue and I just held her hand and tried to imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too. But then I wanted more time so we could fall in love. I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.
A nurse guy came in and told me I had to leave, that visitors weren’t allowed, and I asked if she was doing okay, and the guy said, “She’s still taking on water.” A desert blessing, an ocean curse.
What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
The hearts throughout the presentation represent hazel and the love that she feels. The size and shape also describe her feelings towards Gus and her sickness. This is to really capture the feeling of Hazel and not just say that she is sad but represent it in a real way.