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the fault in our stars
Transcript of the fault in our stars
by John Green
: August 24, 1977(age 36) in Indianapolis
: Kenyon College
: double major in English and Religious Studies
: Young-adult fiction, radio, video(Youtube/Vlogbrothers)
Lived in Orlando, New York City , Chicago
First published book
: Looking for Alaska in 2005
: Michael L. Printz Award2006-Looking for Alaska; Edgar Award2008-Paper Towns
Imagine being 16, imagine having tumors in your lungs, and imagine despite all this being able to live life to the fullest. That's exactly what happens in John Green's novel "The Fault in Our Stars." It all starts one summer day when Hazel Lancaster goes to her cancer support group and meets Augustus Waters, a 17-year-old who happens to be missing a leg.
Augustus compares Hazel to Natalie Portman, and the two hit it off immediately. They share their fears (oblivion) and their loves (books). The two bond over a novel called "An Imperial Affliction", written by Hazel's favorite author, Peter Van Houten. Despite having written her favorite author dozens of letters, the reclusive Van Houten never replies to any of his fan mail. Hazel has given up ever hearing from the author, but thanks to Augustus and an unusual turn of events they go to Amsterdam that holds twists and turns for Hazel and Augustus and rewrites both of their stories. What happens before, during, and after Amsterdam changes Hazel and Augustus forever.
Hazel Grace Lancaster
16 year old girl with thyroid cancer
Round character- You know a lot about this character, and know her thoughts
Is the protagonist
- The main conflict resolves around this character
- In the beginning of the book she doesn't talk to anyone and just tries to avoid people, but in the end she realizes it's okay for her to make friends and have a life while she can
Cancer, dealing with it (character vs. self)
17 year old boy in remission with osteosarcoma, and lost his right leg
tall, handsome and charming
the plot twist for Hazel
- You get to know a lot about his life
- He and Hazel learn a lot about life through the story
Augustus' best friend, has eye cancer and loses both eyes
- Throughout the book he learns to deal with losing his vision and his girlfriend
Author of Hazel's favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, lives in Amsterdam
- When you first meet him he is a selfish drunk, but by the end he changes his life
Peter Van Houten
: Indianapolis, Indiana and Amsterdam,Netherlands
Release Date: 6 June 2014 (USA)
reviews from critics
The New York Times :
"a blend of melancholy, sweet, philosophical and funny"
Bestselling author of The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, describes it as
"a novel of life and death and the people caught in between"
'Expect to laugh, cry and smile throughout this masterpiece'
“The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.”
“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
My thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations
“That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at” me. "It demands to be felt
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
Thank meow for watching!