Updated: Jul 17, 2021
The fault in our stars in a book by john green, and is a New York Times bestseller. It is a millennial love story of two cancer patients who happen to meet at a support group that appeared in the ‘heart of Jesus’. The protagonist of the book is a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who is suffering from thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. The way the author has described the hardships of a person who is dying is commendable. Well, the way hazel sees the world through her eyes gives a whole new perspective of seeing the world. You get to step in someone else’s shoes and see how good and bad things are for them. Whether you are sick or not, you can feel and relate to this book on a whole new level. Similes and metaphor were my greatest attractions while reading the fault in our stars. Well after reading
In this book, you absolutely get a whiff of how and what is it like to fall in love, how beautiful, magical, dangerous, and devastating love is. Falling in love is a beautiful feeling, but staying in love with a person and letting go of them is the hardest part of one’s life. That death is inevitable and so is pain and suffering, so rather than overlooking these emotions and living in an illusion, one should acknowledge this and get on with life. Well, the fault in our stars is a must-read for the people of our generation, because it gives us the true essence of love, emotions and teaches us how valuable life is. Just because you have a great life doesn’t mean you take it for granted, and destroy it, because clearly ‘not being able to breathe sucks’. The book ends with the death of Augustus waters, who is the star crossed love of hazel’s life.
They decide to have a pre-funeral before Gus dies so that he can see what his girl has to say after he is dead. There they talk about the mathematical concept of infinities, which I would like to quote, ‘there are an infinite set of numbers between 0 and 1. There is 0.1, 0.11, 0.12, and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger set of infinite numbers between 0 and 2 or between 0 and a million; some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful’.