The Fault in Our Stars

A Wonderful Book Written by the Intelligent John Green

Book Review by Michaela Harris

The Fault in Our Stars pertains to a sixteen-year-old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs at the age of thirteen, but has managed to live with her disease thanks to doses of an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. After her parents force her to attend a support group for children who are living with cancer, she becomes friends with Isaac. Isaac lost his eye to cancer at a young age and has just learned that he must have the other removed, which will result in permanent loss of vision. Isaac is close friends with Augustus "Gus" Waters, who lost his right leg to osteosarcoma, and is in remission. Hazel meets Augustus through Isaac at the support group. In addition to countless text messages and phone calls between the two, Hazel and Augustus begin to spend more time together. The book follows the progression of the relationship between Hazel and Gus as they travel to Amsterdam to meet the beloved author of their favorite book, An Imperial Affliction.

What I liked and didn't like about the book:

I love John Green's characters. He has one of the best character development abilities I've read. I love the settings and possibility of the plot and circumstances. I don't particularly like the way certain events turned out, but I can't change the book and honestly I don't think I'd like the book as a whole as much if it would have ended differently.

Would you recommend this book or author to other readers?

Of course! I admire John Green's writing so much. I've read a couple of his other books already and they are fantastic as well. This book is definitely one of my favorite books and there isn't one person I wouldn't recommend it to.