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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - review
Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a year-old with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, attends a cancer patient support group at her mother's behest. At one meeting, Hazel meets a year-old boy currently in remission named Augustus Waters, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his right leg. Augustus is at the meeting to support Isaac, his friend who has eye cancer. They meet after the support group and begin to talk. When everything seems to be going well, Augustus pulls out a cigarette and puts it between his lips. Hazel is disgusted by this and yells at him saying that he's already got cancer and he wants to pay money for more cancer.
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It is first spoken about in the beginning of the book when Hazel explains that all she did those days was reread her favorite book. An Imperial Affliction means a lot to Hazel, she desperately wants to know what happens to Anna's mother, her soon-to-be stepfather, a mysterious man known as the Dutch Tulip Man, and Sisyphus, her hamster. - This book is autobiographical fiction based on Vizzini's struggles with mental illness as a young adult. Craig is 15 when he is admitted into a psychiatric hospital after becoming overwhelmed by academic pressure at his prestigious high school.
The Fault In Our Stars is a fabulous book about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and attends a cancer support group. Hazel is 16 and is reluctant to go to the support group, but she soon realises that it was a good idea. Hazel meets a young boy named Augustus Waters. He is charming and witty. Augustus has had osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, but has recently had the all clear. Hazel and Augustus embark on a roller coaster ride of emotions, including love, sadness and romance, while searching for the author of their favourite book.
Because of her cancer, she uses a portable oxygen tank to breathe properly. He's there to support their mutual friend, Isaac. Isaac had a tumor in one eye that he had removed, and now he has to have his other eye taken out as well. He invites Hazel to his house to watch the movie, and while hanging out, the two discuss their experiences with cancer. Hazel reveals she has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Augustus had osteosarcoma, but he is now cancer free after having his leg amputated. Hazel explains the magnificence of An Imperial Affliction : It is a novel about a girl named Anna who has cancer, and it's the only account she's read of living with cancer that matches her experience.
In a blog post from two years ago Green responded to a reader who'd nailed down the origin of An Imperial Affliction 's title — the Emily Dickinson poem "There's a certain Slant of light" — to wax kind of poetic on "reality" in relation to the epitaph:. One of Green's professed favorite books, T he Great Gatsby , also includes a fabricated epitaph. That one read:. Both serve the purported purpose of an epigraph — to establish a book's themes at the get-go — and both are credited to fictional authors. Green, it could be argued, took his to the next level: Peter Van Houten is a crucial character in The Fault In Our Stars , and "his" words don't just kick off the book then disappear — both his thematic and his physical presence is felt throughout the entire story. He plays a huge role in one of the book's themes, and one that often gets overshadowed by its larger dealings with death and romantic love: The love one has with a story — or with the author who created that story. In that way Van Houten serves both as a proxy and a foil for Green's persona.