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

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"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. 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":

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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.

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The Fault in Our Stars, written by John Green, is a story of two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who are both suffering from cancer. Despite their condition, they are determined to live life to the fullest. The novel highlights the importance of cherishing every moment of life and not taking anything for granted. It also shows how Hazel and Gus find comfort and strength in each other's company. The novel has won several awards, including the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature and the 2014 Edgar Award for best young adult novel. The film adaptation of the novel was released in 2014 and was met with critical and commercial success. The movie was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for best picture.

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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.

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The Fault in Our Stars is a novel written by John Green, and it follows the story of two teenagers, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group. The novel explores the themes of love, loss, and mortality, and it resonates with readers of all ages.

The novel's main message is that relationships, no matter how long they last, can still be successful. This is a lesson that many people can take away from the book, as it shows that even if a relationship doesn't last forever, it is still special and should be cherished. The novel also teaches us that love can be found in the most unexpected places, and that even in the face of tragedy, it is still possible to find joy in life.

The Fault in Our Stars also shows us that it is important to make the most of the time we have with our loved ones, and to cherish the moments we share together. It emphasizes that life is fragile, and that we should take the time to appreciate the people we love before it is too late.

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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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Parents Are the Best

Parents Are the Best It's hard to imagine how Hazel's parents go through life thinking about their sick daughter. The amount of commitment, dedication and patience that parents of cancer patients have is immeasurable. Gus' parents and their encouraging quotes found all over the house is a novelty. I love how supportive these parents are to their children.

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Hazel's parents showcase a level of unconditional love and resilience that is truly aspirational. They embody a support system that uplifts her even on her darkest days. It's the kind of love that stays strong amidst the storms of life, a fortress against uncertainty. Similarly, Gus's parents sprinkle their home with words of encouragement, creating an environment where hope and positivity bloom. Their actions serve as a powerful reminder that, while they can't fight the battle for their children, standing steadfast alongside them is a profound gesture of love and courage.

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Just...love

Just...love Sure it comes with all kinds of risks whether or not you have cancer but it's love and it's beautiful. You can't stop Cupid's arrow when it hits you. So just let go and let love takes its natural course.

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Read

Read A very striking part of this book is the author John Green's creation of a character in Hazel Grace who loves and adores a book called "An Imperial Affliction" and its author. She was quite obsessed with the book and its ending but I guess that's how good books affect the readers in us. I think Hazel is even more knowledgeable than any other high school teen of her generation because she reads and keeps herself updated.

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Hazel Grace is a teenage cancer patient in the novel, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. She is a passionate reader, and her favorite book is "An Imperial Affliction". She is highly knowledgeable for her age, and is very affected by the story and its ending. The novel has been praised for its honest portrayal of teenage cancer patients, and for its exploration of the power of books and reading. It has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and the 2014-2015 South Carolina Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. It has also been adapted into a major motion picture, released in 2014.

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Humor Saves the Day

Humor Saves the Day The novel is not a stale, depressing tale of people with cancer. The way John Green injected humor in the conversations and dialogues is a fresh twist in understanding the emotions felt by people with cancer and the families involved. I love Hazel's relationship with her Mom and how they exchange banter like they are the best of friends.

Have you read the book and seen the movie? Which do you like better?

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Great movie but still haven't read the book.

Watched the movie and was crying like a baby but now I own the DVD and enjoy the movie thoroughly still...can't wait to read the book! A beautiful unique love story 😊

Jus an amazing book when I was done reading for a second I was lost in thoughts how much we people have yet don't value things .. The feeling of breathing form your own lungs which Hazel made me realised so much we take for granted in life .. Respect each human and animals ..

I really love this. :)

The fault in our stars should be renamed, "the book that would hurt less if someone hit up with it" don't great me wrong, I LOVED it

good gawd. I'm 31 and adored every aspect of the book, even the unexpected, heart wrenching plot twist that essentially made hazel and gus even more admirable as a result of their unwavering courage. I cried long after I finished this beautifully tragic book. the movie was also touching, but it doesn't hold a candle to green's book.

The book was way better!

The book was so much better than the movie. The humor was lost in the film and it was definitely sadder.

I loved the book, but there were some scenes that should have been added to the movie!

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