Dying of thyroid cancer, Hazel Grace Lancaster usually did nothing until er mother forced her to attend Support Group at a local church. There, she meDying of thyroid cancer, Hazel Grace Lancaster usually did nothing until er mother forced her to attend Support Group at a local church. There, she meets a guy named Augustus Waters. They got in touch after they read each other's favorite book. Hazel gave Gus "An Imperial Affliction" and Gus gave Hazel "The Price of Dawn". After Hazel and Augustus talk about the meaning of the end of "An Imperial Affliction" and the questions they both have, Augustus tracks down the author's assistant, in which the author's assistant invites them to come to Amsterdam where the author currently resides. To Hazel's surprise, Augustus asks her to go with him and they immediately fall in love. In Amsterdam, they meet the author of the novel, "An Imperial Affliction"; who turns out to be nothing but a drunkard. Sadly, Gus and Hazel did not get the answers they desired. At the end of their trip, Gus tells Hazel a big secret, which leads to a beautiful yet tragic end of the novel.
In all, the book is pretty good. To me, everything is good. Each problem had a reason for it, which I liked. Also, there was romance involved!
Esther, Age 15
The Fault In Our Stars was a perfect teen-focused book, the story line wasn't directed to all readers to relate to but it was a very good read. I loved the two main characters because of their personalities; which were highly relatable, especially Hazel Grace. Since my usual read is teen fiction (more so dystopian teen fiction) I loved it automatically. The personalities and connection of the two main characters Hazel and Gus were perfect. They seem like complete opposites but they work together really well. In the book, there was a reference to another book, one I haven't read so I couldn't relate to the references from the other book, due to my lack of knowledge about it. But overall, I could get the main points from the references so it didn't stop me from reading and completing the book.