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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

By Ceruleanblue, Andover, MA

There comes a time in every person’s life when something beautiful makes you laugh and cry within the span of a few minutes. I have personally experienced this upon reading the book, The Fault in Our Stars.

The narrator, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has very set values and the ironic voice of an adolescent. At first glance or rather first paragraph, she seems like the normal female heroine. By the time your eyes reach the second paragraph, you are filled with the thoughts of a moody teenager who states her opinions very decidedly and forces you to accept them as true. Hazel does not want sympathy, and instead of portraying herself in the “victim” sort of way, she chooses to tell her story in a funny fashion. I was shocked to find out she had an oxygen tank, and Green excels right here. The tank is not a large, annoying object that is romanticized.

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