I’ve never read a book where the main character has a serious disease and I’m not really familiar with the issue, but The Fault in Our Stars not only portrays the different reactions from parents and friends to this disease, but it also shows a lovely relationship between 2 teenagers forming in the midst of all this.
Augustus and Hazel have such a strong and care-free relationship, and as a reader one identifies, maybe just a little, with each of the characters’ personalities. One can’t help but laugh at the witty and clever remarks from these two characters.
This is the first John Green´s novel to be made into a movie, which will be released on June 6th, 2014. I’ll leave you with the movie trailer:
- I’m not very good with remembering character descriptions, so I’m just going to say Augustus isn’t how I was picturing him. That being said, it was hard for me to really believe the things he said, it just didn’t click for me. His lines seemed cheesy and forced, instead in the book they seem effortless.
- Hazel. I think I was brainwashed when I saw this trailer, because I can’t remember the picture I had of her, so I guess it was spot on. On the other hand, I’ve watched The Secret Life of an American Teenager, starring Shailene Woodley and I honestly feel as if she acts the same way for all her characters, so I’m not too sure about her as Hazel.
- Overall, we’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out!
Author: John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.