Teen Review: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, since the age of 13, has had cancer, making her lungs suck at being lungs. Her mother, who thinks Hazel is depressed and in need of getting out, forces her to participate in a support group. One day, a boy from the support group named Isaac brings his best friend Augustus Waters, who previously suffered from cancer but is now fine. From the minute Hazel walks into support group, Augustus won’t stop looking at her. Soon they become close friends. Hazel shares her favorite book with Gus called “An Imperial Affliction” that is, to Hazel, the only book about someone having cancer that rings true. It, unfortunately, ends mid-sentence due to the death of the main character, whose perspective it is written. So, of course, Augustus and Hazel, both being deep people, begin a search for the ending. This book, filled with laughs, tears and great metaphors, somehow has characters that you build a meaningful bond with in one short book.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

 "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green book cover

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