The Fault in Our Stars

By: John Green

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The wonderful and tragic tale of The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster is one of the unlucky people who is diagnosed with cancer. While having to carry around an oxygen tank, visit the doctor frequently, and constantly being out of breath, her mom's suggestion of Support Group is not taken well. Still, for her family she goes and meets a friend to will change her life forever. Augustus (Gus) Waters. The two become joined at the hip traveling to Europe, egging cars, and solving all the problems of the world. That is until cancer works its way into their relationship and things take a turn for the worse.

The Stats on The Fault in Our Stars

- Over 10.7 million copies of the book as well as e-books have been sold.

- It has been translated into over 46 languages including Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Dutch.

- It has been on the New York Times Bestseller list 78 times in a row.

-More than 130,000 have rated it on Goodreads.

-4.4/5 stars on Barnes and Noble

Why you need this publication

As seen in the statistics above, lots and lots of people have read and loved The Fault in Our Stars. Everyone has read it and enjoyed the message. Don't you want to see what all the hype is about?

Reading in between the lines

Some people ask what the title, The Fault in Our Stars, comes from or means. It is inspired from Act 1, scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. It comes from the conversation of Cassius and Brutus when Cassius says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
John Green Interview
So many celebrities have read the book. Obviously two of them would be Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort who are in the movie. Here's what they had to say...

Shailene

Shailene Woodley isn't just the lead actress in "The Fault In Our Stars." She's one of the book's original fans.

Long before she landed the role of Hazel Grace, a bright 16-year-old facing cancer, she sent the novel's author, John Green, an impassioned, lengthy e-mail rallying for "The Fault In Our Stars" to become a movie.

"I didn't say I needed to be Hazel," Woodley said at the movie's New York premiere on June 2. "I said I needed this movie to get made. Because I knew that it would change the lives of millions of people."

Ansel describing Augustus

"Augustus is quirky, weird, and nerdy," Ansel says, his brown eyes squinting against the morning light. "That's kind of how I am in real life. Really!" While he cites slightly more cool-kid interests—like playing basketball, producing house music, and rock climbing—among his favorite things, he admits: "I paint miniatures and play video games, too. I have a lot in common with the guy!"

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

This sentence was said by Augustus when he was writing a letter to Peter Van Houten. You could interpret this by saying he has lots of fragments of great ideas in his head, but when he tries to write them down or communicate them he goes blank.

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The Fault in Our Stars is a wonderful book depicting the life of a cancer patient and her life. Everyone enjoys and loves this book because while not only being and entertaining novel, it gives you the insight into what cancer is really like.
Anna Hoemann- 7th period