The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. It made me laugh, cry, and get butterflies. The whole way through, all I wanted was for Hazel and Augustus to come out on top, and to survive the multitude of obstacles hurled their way. But just as the pair’s luck seemed to be turning around, they were knocked to the ground. They truly did have a fault in their stars.
This book is absolutely tragic. In fact, I put off reading it for two weeks the second I realized Augustus was going to die! However, the way Hazel and Augustus saw the world made it hopeful and beautiful. Hazel had this insightful and interesting way of thinking that challenged Augustus. In turn, Augustus taught Hazel how to live, instead of wasting her life away on a couch watching America’s Next Top Model reruns. Although they both had less time than they would have liked, they helped each other make it time worth living.
Too many people are like Hazel at the beginning of the story: wasting their lives away, stuck in their cocoons. We think we have all the time in the world, but that can all be taken away in seconds. So why should we wait to live? Go to Amsterdam, learn to laugh! The fact is that everyone is dying, some quicker than others. If you are granted the blessing of a long, healthy life, don’t waste it doing things you don’t love. After reading this book, I have come to the conclusion that I will try my…