The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars, published in January 2012, is the sixth novel by author John Green. The title is inspired by Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings." The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. A feature film adaptation of the novel directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff was released on June 6, 2014. Both the book and its film adaptation were met with strong critical and commercial success.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: 20th Century Fox
  21 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
69
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PG-13
Year:
2014
126
Website
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Augustus Waters:
[on the phone] I cannot stop thinking about this Goddamned book.

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
You're welcome.

Augustus Waters:
However, we do need closure, don't you think?

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
That is exactly what I was asking Van Houten for in my letters.

Augustus Waters:
But he never responded.

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Nope.

Augustus Waters:
[inhales theatrically] "Dear Mr. Waters. I write to thank you for your electronic correspondence. I am grateful to anyone that sets aside time to read my book."

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
[sits up excitedly] Augustus?

Augustus Waters:
Yes?

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
What are you doing?

Augustus Waters:
I may have found Van Houten's assistant. E-mailed her.

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Augustus!

Augustus Waters:
She may have forwarded that e-mail onto Van Houten. Shall I continue?

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Oh my God, yeah, go go go!

Augustus Waters:
"I am particularly indebted to you, sir." Hazel Grace, he just called me "sir."

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Augustus, keep reading! Keep reading!

Augustus Waters:
"... both for your kind words about "An Imperial Affliction" and for taking the time to tell me that the book, and here I quote you directly, 'meant a great deal' to you and your friend Hazel Grace'."

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
[screams excitedly] You did not! No, you did not, you did not, you did not!

Augustus Waters:
Of course I did. "To answer your question: No, I have not written anything else, nor will I. I do not feel like continuing to share my thoughts with readers would benefit either them or me. However, thank you for your generous e-mail. Yours most sincerely, Peter Van Houten." So yeah, that just happened.

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Oh my God!

Augustus Waters:
I've been trying to tell you, I'm kind of awesome.

[last lines]

Augustus Waters:
[voice over, from his eulogy to Hazel] Mr. Van Houten. I'm a good person, but a shitty writer. You're a shitty person, but a good writer. I think we'd make a good team. I don't wanna ask you for any favors, but if you have the time - and from what I saw you had plenty - please fix this for me: It's a eulogy for Hazel. She asked me to write one, and I'm trying, but I just... I could use a little flair. See, the thing is... we all wanna be remembered. But Hazel's different. Hazel knows the truth. She didn't want a million admirers, she just wanted one. And she got it. Maybe she wasn't loved widely, but she was loved deeply. And isn't that more than most of us get? When Hazel was sick, I knew I was dying, but I didn't wanna say so. She was in the ICU when I snuck in for ten minutes and I just sat with her before I got caught. Her eyes were closed, her skin pale, but her hands were still her hands, still warm, and her nails were painted this dark blue black color, and... I just held them. And I willed myself to imagine a world without us and what a worthless world that would be. She's so beautiful. You don't get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she's smarter than you, 'cause you know she is. She's funny without ever being mean. I love her. God, I love her, I'm so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you. And I like my choices. I hope she likes hers. Okay, Hazel Grace?

Hazel Grace Lancaster:
Okay.

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