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Fault In Our Stars Thesis

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The Fault in Our Stars, a novel written by John Green and published on January 10, 2012, is a traditional love story complicated by cancer featuring main character Hazel Grace Lancaster, a spirited young woman with cancer who falls in love with Augustus Waters (Gus), who also has cancer. This book is one of John Green’s most popular novels, leaving teens all around the world in love with this book, which was created into a movie two years after it was published on June 6, 2014, starring Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as Gus. During the introduction of The Fault in Our Stars, one of the first pages contains only one line; “Dedicated to Esther Earl.” The Fault in Our Stars is a heartwarming love story about cancer victim Hazel Grace Lancaster who…show more content…
At this time John Green had not yet written The Fault in Our Stars and was waiting for inspiration for his next book. John Green describes his first meeting at the Harry Potter Convention with Esther saying “I was interrupted by a small voice saying: 'Are you John Green?' I turned and saw a girl wearing a nasal cannula and a nearly identical girl - her sister, I gathered - holding an oxygen tank. 'Yeah,' I said. 'Hi.” (Green 6). After talking for a while John Green discovered that much like himself, “ she was a hard core nerdfighter.” (Green 2). He then went on explaining that “Nerdfighters are people who fight for nerds and celebrate intellectualism.” (Green 10). Continuing, John said “ Esther wanted friendships that weren't defined and circumscribed by illness. Her physical disabilities made that difficult in real life, but on the internet, she wasn't Esther Earl Who Has Cancer And An Oxygen Tank.”(Green 13). And that is exactly the kind of friendship that Esther and John had. At this time John had not realized that unfortunately, Esther was terminally
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