The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel is a 16-year old girl growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a typical teen in many ways except that she has a terminal illness. Her mother thinks it is a good idea for Hazel to attend a support group. Hazel reluctantly joins the group and meets a 17-year old young man by the name of Augustus. While his illness is in remission, Augustus is supporting his friend, Isaac. Hazel becomes friends with the boys, and she and Augustus end up falling in love. Hazel is afraid of getting close to Augustus, referring to herself as a time-bomb. But through their journey together, she learns of unconditional love. Augustus never gives up on her, no matter the odds. John Green is the author of the the best-selling novel. His inspiration for the story came from when he worked as a student chaplain in a children's hospital. Another inspiration came from a friend of his, 16-year old Esther Earl, who passed away from cancer. Through love and sheer determination, the two learn to trust and love. In their short time together, they share a friendship that most can only hope for. Through tragedy, they find the hope to truly live.