No fault in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’


Told from the perspective of 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is a relatable, emotional and truly heart-touching book. Before reading it, I was hesitant, unsure if I would be able to relate to some of the experiences in the book. I was completely blown away by how Green makes the novel appealing and interesting for anyone who reads it.

Although the novel is focused around a cancer patient and her journey, the author makes it relatable for any reader. The majority of the books themes are centered around topics most teenagers and adults can relate to, such as love, self-worth, grief and adventure. The protagonist, Hazel Grace, falls in love with Augustus Waters, a former basketball player who lost his leg. They face many ups and downs together, including traveling to Amsterdam to meet their favorite author and watching a good friend suffer. These experiences allow the readers to form an emotional connection with the characters.

While reading this novel I experienced just about every feeling, from sadness to happiness to laughter. Reading this book took me through a touching journey. I would recommend keeping a box of tissues nearby, because by the end of the story you will be emotionally attached with every one of the characters. Through the main character, you are able to get inside the head of a cancer patient and better understand their struggles. Throughout the duration of the novel, their hardships become your hardships and you walk away with more insight than you started with.

After reading this novel, I was moved. I recommend it to everyone. Reading “The Fault in Our Stars” is a unique and sentimental experience that you do not want to miss out on.