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The Fault In Our Stars

By Lizzet Hernandez Mrs.Gizzo Book Report 1st period

Lizzet Hernandez

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of The Fault In Our Stars

By John Green
The Fault In Our Stars
The story begins with Hazel, a 16 year
old girl with cancer, at her Weekly Cancer Kids Support Group in Indianapolis, IN. Hazel attends this support group reluctantly because she finds it depressing. Isaac, who has eye cancer, also goes to this support group and befriends Hazel. One day Hazel meets Augustus Waters, a 17 year old in remission with bone cancer and Isaac's best friend. After the meeting Augustus invites Hazel to watch a movie at his house. At his house, he and Hazel trade their favorite books with each other. After Hazel finished the book, she and Gus hang out and bond over "An Imperial Affliction", the book Hazel gave Gus, and its author Peter Van Houten, who is a recluse and lives in Amsterdam. Isaac then gets dumped by his girlfriend and goes blind. He finds comfort in Hazel and Gus. Both Gus and Hazel realize they both have a desire to meet Peter and ask him what happens to the characters after the book ends.
Augustus Waters
Nickname is Gus
Gus is 17 years old
He is in remission with bone cancer
He had his right leg amputated due to his cancer, and uses a prosthetic
He fears oblivion
Very charismatic
He is very aware of his good looks, even being called self-aggrandizing
He carries around a cigarette pack, and at times puts one in his mouth, but does not ever light one
"You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."
Hazel Grace Lancaster
Isaac is Augustus' best friend
He has eye cancer and now has one glass eye
He wears thick framed glasses
He goes support group with Hazel
Eventually looses both of his eyes
He had a girlfriend, Monica, who broke up with him
Hazel is 16 years old
She's had lung cancer since the age of 13
Her cancer is incurable
Her favorite novel is “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten, also her favorite author
Lives in Indianapolis, IN with both of her parents
Her mother strongly urges her to attend a weekly support group in a church
She was taken out of school and earned her G.E.D and attends her local community college
She hardly ever leaves her home
Plot Summary
Theme 2
Tone 2
Tone 3
Sarcastic and Carefully Frank
Author of "An Imperial Affliction",
Hazel's favorite book
Not physically present
in the book as much
as the other characters
He moved to Amsterdam after writing the book
He is an alcoholic, although not willing to admit it at first
He does not live up to Augustus' and Hazel's expectations
He has become a bit bitter
Peter Van Houten
Theme 1
Augustus then uses his with from The Genies (Make-A-Wish) to take Hazel and her mom to Amsterdam to meet with Peter. While on their trip, they meet Peter and realize that he is not who they expected. He is in fact an alcoholic and has become bitter. After he insults them and refuses to tell them the endings, they storm out of his house. The day after, Augustus tells Hazel that he had a recurrence of his cancer and it has spread throughout his body. When they arrive back in Indianapolis, Gus spent most of his time resting, as he got sicker and sicker. When Augustus dies, Hazel was expecting it and wasn't surprised. When she arrives at his funeral, she is startled to find Peter sitting in the row behind her. He was there to apologize to Hazel. He later reveals he too had a daughter with cancer who dies at a young age and Hazel reminded him of her. She also find out from Isaac that Gus was writing a sequel to "An Imperial Affliction", a promise he made to her in Amsterdam. Hazel then goes and looks for the writings and finds out that he had instead written her a eulogy and mailed it to Peter at his home. Hazel contacts Peter's former assistant, who they had met in Amsterdam, and she sends the letter to Hazel through e-mail. She reads it and it ends with him hoping she like her choices that she has made. Hazel then says that she is happy with the choices she's made.
You shouldn't fear oblivion
"There will come a time when all of us are dead...there will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you...there was time before organisms experienced consciousness and there will be a time after."
- Hazel to Gus
You shouldn't fear oblivion
"What do you want to on your very special day [Hazel's 33rd half birthday] ?' -Hazel's mom
'Come home from class and set the world record for number of episodes of "Top Chef" watched consecutively.'"
Sarcastic and Carefully Frank
"...there was quite a lot of competitiveness about it, with everybody wanting to beat not only cancer itself, but also the other people in the room...when they tell you that you have a 20 percent chance of living five years, the math kicks in and you figure that's only one in five...so you look around and think...I gotta outlast four of these bastards."
"'The oblivion fear is something else, fear that I won't be able to give anything in exchange for my life. If you don't live a life in service of greater good, you've gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And i fear that I won't get either a life or death that means anything.' - Gus

I just shook my head"
Theme 3
You Shouldn't fear oblivion
"Your obsession with, like dying for something or leaving behind some great sign of you heroism or whatever. It's just weird"
- Hazel to Gus
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Tone 1
Sarcastic and Carefully Frank
"I didn't tell him [Augustus] that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die."
- Hazel
Lizzet Hernandez
Mrs. Gizzo
1st Period
Book report
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