By: John Green Genre: Adult Fiction Storyboard by: Sara Goldsmith
The Fault in our Stars
"I pretended to fiddle with my oxygen tank for a second just to kill time" (8).
"I'm Hazel, I'd say when they'd get to me. Sixteen" (5)
"This Support Group featured a rotating cast of characters in various states of tumor-driven unwellness" (4)
"My name is Augustus Waters" (11).
"'I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. The lining of my chest, my left hip, everywhere'" (214).
Hazel is 16 and is living with terminal cancer. The growth of Hazel's cancer has been slowed down by an experimental drug, but she still has a limited lifespan. Hazel has cancer in her lungs, so her breathing is extremely limited. To help her breath she has a portable oxygen tank and tubes.
Hazel meets Augustus Waters at support group. She falls in love with him but realizes she is only going to hurt him when she dies. Hazel and Gus love the book an Imperial Affliction and were invited to the author's home in Amsterdam after emailing back and forth with him.
"Augustus Waters died eight days after his prefuneral" (261).
Gus and Hazel travel to Amsterdam but are disappointed by the author, Peter Van Houten. While in Amsterdam, Hazel falls in love with Gus again but she finds out that Gus's cancer came back, and it's everywhere.
"Of course, I hoped that Peter Van Houten would be sane, but the world is not a wish-granting factory" (182).
Hazel and Gus are together a lot while Hazel tries to comfort Gus as his cancer makes him weaker.
"Gus ended up in the ER with chest pain, and they admitted him overnight, so I drove over to Memorial the next morning and visited him on the fourth floor" (231).
Augustus dies, although this has left Hazel really sad, she is comforted by a eulogy Gus left for her and is grateful for the time spent with him.
"His handwriting was messy, slanting across the page, the size of the letters varying, the color of the pen changing" (310).