The book “The Fault in Our Stars”, written by John Green, is an ingenious book in which a young girl named Hazel has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Hazel is 16, she is very humble but shy and she attends a support group. She meets a boy, Augustus Waters. Augustus is handsome and confident, he was also diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma. However, he had recently been cleared of this cancer. Throughout the book, Hazel and Augustus embark on a roller coaster of love, sadness, and romance. They are in search of their favorite books’ author, Peter Van Houten. While on their adventure to Amsterdam, Augustus informs Hazel that the cancer came back, and their worlds begin to fall apart. Eventually at the end of the book, Augustus unfortunately passed away suddenly and Hazel is able to learn many things about herself, her take on mortality, and her role in the world. Hazel has changed into a stronger and better human being from this adversity she has to overcome.
All in all, I think this popular book is outstanding. Most people could easily fall in love with the type of person Augustus is to everyone and especially Hazel. We see character development in both of them. Their adventurous love story is very admirable, and the story is very unpredictable. The story also partakes in a simple love story that turns tragic. Although I disliked the ending because of the death of Augustus, I think that is what draws many readers in and we learn a lesson of how not every story has a happy ending. His death definitely hooks the reader into wanting to know more about what happens in the future for Hazel. Therefore, I really like this book and would say it is highly recommended for teen readers. Holly O.; Teen Reviewer