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The fault in our stars
2012
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Characters
Hazel Lancaster (Female), Student, Cancer patient, Struggling with thyroid cancer; relies on an oxygen tank to breathe; attends a cancer support group; falls in love with Augustus
Augustus Waters (Male), Student, Cancer patient, Lost a leg due to a malignant tumor; attends a cancer support group; falls in love with Hazel
Genre
Young adult fiction
Coming of age
Love story
Family
Topics
Teenagers
Cancer patients
Terminal illness
First loves
Falling in love
Self-discovery
Setting
Indianapolis, Indiana - Midwest (U.S.)
Indiana - Midwest (U.S.)
Time Period
2000's -- 21st century
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Summary
Bestselling author John Green returns with an eagerly anticipated and emotional novel about sickness and health, life and death. Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs. for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too - post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and - shockingly, to her - interested in Hazel.
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