Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Fault In Our Stars-Book Review
This book is written by John Green. It has won many awards and it has been made into a film too.
Story starts with Hazel Grace Lancaster narriting about herself though she does not say it truthfully. Both readers and audience then get to see her real self. She is a cancer patient who has a sort of lung disorder. The cannot breath without the breathing tube and thus has to carry an oxygen tank with her everywhere she goes. She was just at the age of 13 when she got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She was going to take her last breathe when a miracle happened and all the fluid from her lungs got drained. Ever since then she kept on reading the same book over and over again which was called " An Imperial Affliction " written by Peter Van Houten. At the age of 16,her mother then came to a conclusion that she was dipressed though failed to understand that hazel was addicted to the book since the book was about cancer too and felt that writer could understand pain and death even when alive.
Her mother then sent her to a cancer support group where hazel felt that it was torture and taking her medicines was better than that. One day while on her way to the support group venue, she accidently knocks into a 18 year old boy named Augutus Waters. Augutus is a cancer surviver himself who had to amputate his half of his right leg. He was also on his way to the support group to give support and encourge his best buddy who had to get and eye surgery done therefore leaving himself blind.
After a few meetings, Hazel and Augutus fall in love and the story becomes very romantic. During the middle of the night, Hazel lungs suddenly fill with fluid and starts to breath ridiculously heavily and gets admitted to the hospital immediatly. After she recovers, she desires to meet Peter Van Houten so that he could answer some of her questions related to his book since his book ends unexpectedly in the middle of a sentence. When they go to meet him , he acts very voilently leaving hazel with hatred about him. After a few days , Augustus reveals that he had a check up when hazel was in the hospital and found out that tumour had started growing in his body at a really fast rate and it had almost occupied his whole body including the stomach and liver. It is 8 days later when the tumour reached his heart which stops working and he dies. That moment literally touches the readers and audiences heart. people cried in both the movie and the book. At Augustus's funeral , Peter Van Houten turns up leaving her in rage. Though he explains to her that he was traumatised by his own daughters death because of cancer and thus resulting in the change of behaviour she does not listen at all and asks him to leave. Before leaving, Peter Van Houten passes her a letter which she crushes and throws it inside the car. A few days later, the blind best friend of Augustus and hazel meet up to remember Augustus. She also shares with him about how Peter came to give her a letter which she didnt bother about when the blind friend tell her that peter had also met him and said that the letter was written by Augustus hismelf which he asked Peter to pass to her. Hazel hurries to the car to read the letter in which she reads that that Augustus was ready to accept death and says getting hurt in this world is inevitable, but we do get to choose who we allow to hurt us, and that he is happy with his choice. He hopes she likes her choice too. The final words of the novel come from Hazel, who says she does.
now tell me....How well the story was written! everyone thought hazel would die, but there was a twist and something else happened. True work of a genious. i would give is 5/5 stars!