On June 6th, “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on John Green’s amazing novel of the same name, is coming to theaters. Read the book first! It will make you laugh and cry all at once.
It’s the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is 16 and a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor. She understandably is very depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share a witty sense of humor and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and don’t forget they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
John Green looks at big issues in this book: life, love, and death—with sensitivity and honesty. Readers feel what it is like to live with cancer, sometimes no more than a breath or a heartbeat away from death. But really the book celebrates love and life.
John Green is a popular author for young adults, and this may be his best book yet.
And guess who plays Hazel in the movie? Shailene Woodley, who played Triss in “Divergent.”
Here’s the trailer.
Get some tissues. Read the book. We’ll all be at the Lockdown at the library on June 6th, but I plan to see the movie the very next day!