Monday, 13 November 2017
The fault in our stars
“Okay? Okay.” Do these words sound familiar? These words come from the tragic love story, The Fault In Our Stars. Hazel is a 16 year-old young lady that was diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer. When a very handsome man named Augustus Waters suddenly joins her cancer support group, Hazel feels her life completely coming together again. This bold and heart-warming book by John Green will take you through the struggles and worries of being a cancer patient.
Hazel Grace Lancaster was first diagnosed with cancer when she was just 12 years old. In order to make sure she’s doing okay, she has to visit the hospital frequently. She then attends a cancer support group, where she meets a young man named Augustus Waters. Augustus Waters is 17 years old and had osteosarcoma a year and a half ago from the books setting. Being with Augustus helps Hazel reexamine how sickness and health, life and death will define her. Although, Augustus is not diagnosed with osteosarcoma anymore he still isn’t living life the best he could. He says, “I’m a rollercoaster that only goes up, my friend.” Hazel, herself also shows many signs of depression, anxiety, and stubbornness. She says, “If you want me to be a teenager, don’t send me to a support group. Buy me a fake ID so I can go to clubs, drink vodka, and take pot.” To sum it all up, Hazel and Augustus being together makes them forget about all their pains and worries.