7 Lessons to Learn from "the Fault in Our Stars" ...


"The Fault in Our Stars" is a quick, easy read;

a book that you can finish in one seating.

While it touched on the lives of people with cancer, it is NOT a cancer book.2

I recently hosted a book talk with some library science students and here are seven lessons we collectively learned from "The Fault in Our Stars":

1. Life Goes on

Life Goes on

Cancer or any terminal disease for that matter should not stop you from living your life.

We learned from Hazel and Gus that you have to live your life to the fullest while you're still breathing because you won't be able to do so when you're six feet under the ground.

Some people may label "The Fault in Our Stars" as a book featuring teen romance but do not mistake this as a High School Musical kind of thing.

How the two main characters handle their current states is laudable and should serve as an inspiration to everyone.

2. A Relationship Can't Last Forever

A Relationship Can't Last Forever

But...it doesn't mean that it can't be successful.

I think that many people think that for a relationship to be considered successful, it has to last forever.

I believe that any relationship you are in - whether it lasts two weeks or fifty years - is special and successful in its own way.

Especially when it is a relationship where you genuinely share your love and affection for each other and spend wonderful times together.

3. There is Wisdom from the Young

There is Wisdom from the Young

Again, this might be a book that gives us a love story of two teenagers but the kind of wisdom that Hazel and Gus impart to us is beyond their age.

How they view death, how they prepare themselves for what is to come, how they look back and reflect on the experiences they have had in their past are some points to ponder on.

I definitely want teenagers to read the book and view the film because of the depth of these characters.

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