Award winning YA author John Green presents a new twist to a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and tragic fate in his fourth novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Meet Hazel, 16 years of age and dealing with thyroid cancer, and Augustus, a 17-year-old amputee and former basketball player in remission. After meeting at a support group for children living with cancer, they fall in love and together face the complex realities of their respective illnesses, fears, desires, and the ultimate questions of life and death. The Fault in Our Stars is an engaging, moving mix of romance, tragedy, and comedy that will have listeners rethinking the question of what one leaves behind.
This sidekick surveys the novel's universal themes of love and loss, sickness and health, life and death. John Green's artfully written saga is part poignant love story, part existential tragedy. As their relationship deepens, Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam and meet Hazel's idol, author Peter van Houten, who challenges their ideas of what it means to live a life of purpose. Use the chapter-by-chapter analysis in this sidekick of The Fault in Our Stars to explore the story's deeper philosophical themes, as the relationship between Hazel and Augustus unfolds and veers to its inevitable resolution. Fans of John Green's previous works will find The Fault in Our Stars to be a mesmerizing and haunting read from the first page to the last.