The book “Fault in Our Stars” is about the love story of two teenagers with cancer, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. At first before Hazel meets Augustus, she is always thinking of when she is going to die and she always wants to be a regular healthy person. But afterwards, when they meet at the Cancer Kid Support Group, her life changes. Hazel starts to care about other people more than about her death. Throughout the story she learns that even if you have cancer, you can live happily.
A central theme of this book is enjoy life while you can. A symbol that represents this theme is when Hazel and Augustus go on a trip to Amsterdam for a meeting with an author called Peter Van Houten. Hazel and Augustus were really into a book that Peter Van Houten wrote and they had so many questions that they needed to ask in order to understand the book. They chose to email him many many times that finally one day, he replied and told them that he can only say the secrets about the book in person. So, they organised a date to meet and at the end, Hazel and Grace were able to find out some of the answers. The reason why this scene is a symbol is because they were first worried that their sickness would get worse during the trip but it was what they really wanted to do so they chose to go.
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was interesting to see the change in Hazel’s feelings. It was also enjoyable because in some of the parts in the book, I was able to relate with the characters feelings and thoughts. What I thought was a good technique for writing is leaving spaces between each action. I think this because it makes the readers want to read more quickly and it makes us curious of what is happening in between the blank spaces of the text.
Green, John. “The Fault in Our Stars Hardcover – January 10, 2012.” The Fault in Our Stars: John Green: 9780525478812: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.