The fault in our stars

The fault in our stars is written by John Green. He was born on the 24th of august in 1977 in Indianapolis. This is his fourth novel. John Green is an American author who writes books for young adults. He is also a YouTube blogger and creator of online educational videos.  All of John’s novels became really popular and he made it to several bestseller lists. Because of its popularity,  ‘The fault in our stars’ is translated in many languages.

The fault in our stars was published in 2012. The book is about a sixteen year-old-girl, Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel was diagnosed with cancer when she was thirteen years old. Hazel’s parents force her to go to a cancer support group. In this group, children with cancer talk about their feelings and experiences. Isaac, who has eye-cancer and lost his eye, is a friend of hazel who also attends the support group. Then she meets Augustus Waters, who lost his right leg because of bone-cancer, a friend of Isaac.

Augustus and Hazel spent a lot of time together and they fall in love. Augustus decides to read: ‘An imperial affliction’, Hazel’s favourite book . And Augustus becomes as obsessed with the book as Hazel. Augustus sends an e-mail to Peter van Houten, the author of ‘An imperial affliction’ and he invites them to come to Amsterdam to discuss the end of the book. After Hazel has permission from her docters and her parents, she, her mom and Augustus go to Amsterdam to meet Peter van Houten. Unfortunately Peter is not really the person she expected him to be, but she has an amazing time with Augustus in Amsterdam. When they return, Augustus tells her that his cancer has returned and that he might not have much time left.

When Augustus dies, Hazel is filled with grief. She finds out Augustus wrote something for her before he died. And she goes on a search. At the end she learns that Augustus wrote her a eulogy. The book ends with Hazel reading the eulogy that Augustus wrote for her.

I really enjoyed reading this book. You would think that the book would be full of sadness and compassion because of the cancer and the dying, but this is not the case. The characters are funny and they are realistic. Of course there are sad moments but the book wasn’t full of it. It showed other things then only the sad ones. So I really recommend this book to people who like realistic (and a bit emotional) books.

The movie will be released in June, 2014

This is the trailer:

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