It is rare for me to read a particular book and also see the film. This was particularly special because one of my granddaughters has reached an age where we can enjoy sharing our reading and viewing choices. She and her mom recommended both the book and the film – so I read the book and then five of us watched the film together (husbands and grandfather were included). *
The Fault in Our Stars is the sixth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The title is inspired from Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” A feature film adaptation of the novel directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff was released on June 6, 2014.[
I enjoyed both the book and the film and they both received critical acclaim. Five stars to both from me.
“This makes me think of a riddle which my father used to pose – “This man’s father is my father’s son but brothers and sisters I have none. Who is speaking? I must ask my sisters for the answer to see if I am remembering this correctly.