The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has its storyline revolving around Hazel Grace, a cancer patient and Augustus Waters, a cancer survivor. Hazel attends a cancer patient support group at the request of her mother. Initially, she is hesitant to attend it as she thinks it is not doing any good for her. She does not like attending it until she meets Augustus Waters who is a cancer survivor. Both of them speak to each other and exchange their thoughts. They get to know each other and start spending time together.
They exchange their favorite books. Hazel gives a book titled An Imperial Affliction to Augustus to read. The book is on cancer and Augustus gets frustrated to find that the book ends abruptly without a conclusion. Both of them approach the author and arrange to meet him in person in Amsterdam. Their meeting does not go well and Hazel is insulted by the author on her cancer. Augustus confesses his love to Hazel in Amsterdam. Augustus’ cancer has returned and he becomes seriously ill. Augustus dies soon after and this leaves Hazel heartbroken. Hazel later learns that Augustus was writing a sequel to the book An Imperial Affliction.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green received critical acclaim and applause by the critics worldwide. They hailed the audiobook for its storyline, sensitive treatment of cancer and romance and strong characters. The author has detailed out the characters and developed them in a manner that they form a bond with the readers. The readers feel connected to the characters and feel their emotions and feel a part of their lives. The central characters Hazel and Augustus appeal to the readers through their sense of humor and courage.
The author beautifully portrays how cancer not only affects the patient but the people around them also. The detail with which Green has depicted the bond between the characters and the details to which their families in preparing for the inevitable is heartwrenching. The author takes the readers on a journey which is terrible, beautiful and touching at the same time. The audiobook is a must read for all ages for the way it treats a sensitive subject and the storyline.