The Fault in Our Stars

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by John Green (Goodreads Author)

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Jade They met at a Harry Potter conference! John was there with his brother, Hank, who sings songs about the boy wizard. (And probably about He Who Shall N…moreThey met at a Harry Potter conference! John was there with his brother, Hank, who sings songs about the boy wizard. (And probably about He Who Shall Not Be Named, too!) The conference was hosting a dance, and John Green was hanging out in the back of the room, because he doesn't dance. He started chatting with Esther Earl, who inspired the character of Hazel.

There's a book about her:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

And I did an interview with John Green for Goodreads, where he tells this story:
https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/...(less)
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Rob Secundus Though everyone is correct, there is no real next, the book does contain a few clear indicators of the future. First of all, Hazel will die. Well, eve…moreThough everyone is correct, there is no real next, the book does contain a few clear indicators of the future. First of all, Hazel will die. Well, everybody will eventually die, but Hazel is going to die before her parents, possibly in a few years, possibly later, but still young. Her cancer is inoperable. She is a grenade. Etc. It's what happens.

Second of all, her parents will be ok. Hazel spends a huge part of the novel trying to figure out if the parents in An Imperial Affliction are going to be ok, because she worries so much about What Happens Next to Them in her own lived narrative. She goes to the Anne Frank museum, and learns that Anne Frank's own father went on to do great things in her memory. She meets Van Houten, who turned out to be a terrible person, but still created great things after his daughter died, and more importantly *chose* to be such a terrible person, and continues to choose to be awful, though he starts to turn, maybe, at the novel's end, thanks to the efforts of Augustus. And then she confronts her own parents about the issue, and they tell her point blank, we will never be the same, but we will be ok, we have things going on, we are learning things and taken classes and we have plans, and like Mr. Frank we are going to help people in memory of you. (less)
Y Here is my answer to the same question I answered earlier:
Stars are often used to represent fate and destiny, and in the past they were used to make p…more
Here is my answer to the same question I answered earlier:
Stars are often used to represent fate and destiny, and in the past they were used to make predictions about the future. Star-crossed lovers (like Romeo and Juliet) are lovers that cannot be together because of something like fate. The expression 'written in the stars' means that something is meant to be. Someone's lucky star is a star they can make wishes on and is especially for them.
So, the fault in our stars means the fault/mistakes in our destinies and our fates, and the problems that lay in store for us because of fate (represented by the star) and things we have no control over.
If you've read the book then you know what the fault is. :)(less)

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