A heart felt book: The Fault in Our Stars

By Jalissa Carter '18

“Life is like a roller coaster that only goes up.” The Fault in Our Stars is a story filled with romance, humor, and friendship. The Fault in Our Stars became popular when people saw the movie trailer of this book. Then everyone wanted to read it. Over nine million copies of this book were sold internationally, and it was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

 Hazel Grace Lancaster is the one telling the story about her life with cancer and a new friendship. She was diagnosed with cancer (a terminal form of thyroid in the lungs) at the age 13 and still has it at the age of 16. Augustus Waters also has cancer and attends the same support group as Hazel. Isaac met Hazel at the support group, but knew Augustus for years. This was in Indianapolis between 2008 and 2012, a modern-American suburban town where Hazel, Augustus, and Isaac lived.

 Once Hazel and Augustus met, they shared a love that took them on a journey. Up until this point, Hazel’s only companion was an oxygen tank. They meet and fell in love at a cancer support group. Throughout the book, there is common bond that brings Hazel and Augustus together—cancer. Hazel and Augustus also have limited time together. This book is filled with a great deal of emotion. When I first read the book, I was on the edge of my seat as if it was a mystery story. I didn’t want to put it down. I just wanted to keep reading to see what happened next.

This is probably the best book I’ve ever read. I wish there were more like these. The Fault in Our Stars isn’t really a book about characters that have cancer. It’s focus is on how they spend their time together.

This book taught me to not give up in my dreams, Hazel never give up just because she had cancer, she did but she didn’t and that’s why I like her role in the book.

  The Fault in Our Stars captures the good and bad times of friendships and relationships. That’s why everyone read this inspirational book.