A Peer Group And Emotions From Konopka 's Study

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The need for a peer group and emotions from Konopka’s study is well represented in the novel written by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars. When Hazel’s mother and doctor believe that she is falling into depression, they agree to send her to a cancer support group. They believe that a peer group would help Hazel find a reason behind the cancer and to stop repeating the same actions, such as watching the same show and reading the same book in her case. Even though the support group did not necessarily do what it was meant to, she met two of her friends throughout the book there, Isaac and Augustus. This group led her to the happier emotional side of the young adult realistic fiction novel, which was love. The emotions she felt for Augustus…show more content…
“One in four young adult realistic fiction novels are written using either first person, third person or a combination of styles.” (Koss, Teale) A study that included fifty-nine titles, twenty-seven of the books were written in first person (Koss, Teale). First person is most common because it allows the reader to insert themselves as the main character. First person point of view is not used to write down to the reader, but to allow the reader to enjoy the simplicity and immediacy of the style that helps the author to develop the voice of the characters in the novel (Feeney). The way the dialogue is written in most young adult realistic fiction novels is also a characteristic because it is usually written in the way the young adults of that era are talking. Most of the dialogue is written in present tense, with chatty and heavy dialogue (How to Write YA). Throughout The Fault in Our Stars the reader can connect to Hazel and visualize their life as hers because it is written in first person. When reading, Hazel’s feelings, thoughts, and actions are spelled out on the page. “Augustus Waters drove horrifically. Whether stopping or starting everything happened with a tremendous JOLT. I flew against the seatbelt of his Toyota SUV each time he braked, and my neck snapped backward each time he hit the gas.” (Green) In this quote from the novel, the reader can imagine what it felt like to be riding

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