The Fault in our Stars

Author: John Green


16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster narrates her journey of going through cancer and her struggles in life. She lives with terminal form of thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs and has to breathe from an oxygen tank. She attends a cancer support group in Indianapolis and there she meets a friend named Issac and her romantic interest, Augustus Waters. 17 year old Augustus has Osteosarcoma which caused him to loose his right leg which was replaced. Hazel introduces Augustus her favorite book An Imperial Affliction and he plans a trip to travel together to meet the author and discover the ending of the novel. They travel to Amsterdam and Hazel learns that things are not like they seem to be.
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Did you like this novel?

Iv'e read many romance books but this one has to be my all time favorite. Not just the characters have a role but also cancer plays a major throughout the story. The book gives a candid look at cancer and a strong message to enjoy life and its little moments. I recommend this book for anyone ages 13+ because it teaches teenagers in this age group to love and appreciate life even when you're limited in life.

Five words:

Bold, Heart- Warming, Humorous, Thrilling, and Tragic

Types of language:

John Green uses modern language throughout the book. Figurative Language is often used mostly by Augustus Waters. Some examples of types of Figurative Language being used are: Similies, Metaphors, Personification, and Alliteration. "I fear oblivion, I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark" (page 12) metaphor. Augustus Waters said this when he was describing what he was afraid of while talking to the support group. "My hair looked like a bird's nest; my shuffling gait like a dementia's patient" (page108) similie. Hazel was making 2 comparisons here, one was between her hair and a bird's nest and an ill sickness that people have.

Works Cited

Green, John Michael. "The Fault in Our Stars." Smore. Paris Lee, 11 Apr. 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.