The Fault In Our Stars
by John Green
Everyone wants to leave a mark on this world but Hazel Grace disagrees. Hazel's cancer filled life gives her a more unique perspective of our everyday world and to her being remembered isn't all that it's cut out to be. Eventually her mother forces her to go to group therapy and that's where it all changes. Or you could say where the stars aligned. She meets an intellectually gifted cancer survivor named Augustus Waters. Together they ride the roller coaster that is life.
To me this book is so much more than just a story about star-crossed lovers. It's teaches you how to deal with the things in life that we can't change. John Green's outstanding intellectual writing style paints the canvas that is realistic fiction and keeps you yearning for more. By reading this book you gain a sense of understanding that you can't control everything and sometimes you just need enjoy the ride or create your own infinity just like Hazel Grace and Augustus did.
"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."
-This is quote is without a doubt one of my favorites out of the numerous pieces of literature I've read. The truth is no matter how strong you feel or how many times you keep saying I'm okay, you're not okay. PAIN DEMANDS TO BE FELT. A perfect example is the picture I included next to the quote. Augustus' cancer had unfortunately come back worse than it ever had been. On the inside he felt completely helpless yet he hide behind a mask of so called strength. The pain that he had been fighting so hard burry deep down was resurfacing and eventually he couldn't take it anymore.