The Fault in our Stars by John Green is a modern classic that has had a lasting impact. If you haven’t read the novel or seen the movie, void all spoilers until you so do. Then you can see for yourself why this novel has connected with so many people all over the world.
The Fault in Our Stars: Summary
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old who is attending a cancer patient support group. She has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs and only attended the meeting to please her nagging mother. In the meeting she meets Augustus Waters who lost his right leg because of osteosarcoma and is currently in remission.
The two of them start talking and agree to read each other’s favorite novels. After finishing Hazel’s favorite novel An Imperial Affliction, he is disappointed that the novel finishes off without a proper conclusion.
That starts the journey for them to seek out the author and find out what happened to the protagonist Anna. But hardships strike them that make life difficult. Will they find out what happened to Anna as they fight cancer?
When an author has your heart going through many emotions, then you picked up the right pick. He tackles a tough topic and does it justice. The novel went on to be very successful and rightfully so.
If you haven’t read this novel because it is a young adult novel, then you are missing it. I would say this novel transcends genres. Green’s writing is top-notch and his witty writing speaks for itself. That is why Time named it the best fiction novel of 2012.
I have seen both the movie and read the book and I have to say both are good in their own way. If you have seen the movie or read the book, then you know what will happen. However, reading it in a different medium highlights different aspects of the book which is worth watching the movie and reading the book.