The Fault in Our Stars
By: John Green
The fault in our stars is about a 16 years old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel was young when the doctors discovered her thyroid cancer and they didn't expect her to live long. The doctors tested an experimental drug on Hazel called Phalanxifor, which slowed down her cancer and helped her regain some strength. Hazel attends a church support group for cancer survivors and she meets a boy that is one year older than her, Augustus Waters. Augustus had osteosarcoma and it caused him to losing his leg and to wear a prosthetic. The first time Hazel and Augustus spent the afternoon together they exchange their favorite books. Hazel's favorite book was called An Imperial Affliction and her one dream was to meet the author, Peter Van Houten. Augustus and Hazel bond over the book because both of them have a burning desire to find out how the story ends because the author stops the book in dead sentence before telling what happens to each of the characters. Augustus used his “last dying wish” to fly Hazel all the way to Amsterdam to meet the famous Peter Van Houten, only to find out he's not a very nice person. While Hazel is the one that is doomed to die, Augustus ends up telling Hazel that at his recent doctors appointment his body scan lit up like a Christmas tree and the doctors discovered that his entire body is filled with cancer. Hazel spends the last months of Augustus's life caring for him and loving him.
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Augustus Waters is a 17 year old former basketball star who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Due to Augustus's previous cancer he ended up loosing his right leg. Augustus falls in love with Hazel and he uses his only wish from the Genies to bring himself and Hazel to Amsterdam to meet the famous Peter Van Houten.