I really enjoyed reading this book. I have never read anything like it before. The plot of the story kept me flipping the pages. I never wanted to stop reading. The way that the author describes the characters and the surrounding environment, made me feel as though I was there within the book. My favorite part of the book, was when Hazel and Augustus talked about “An Imperial Affliction.” When they talk about it, the reader can tell that they are bonding and becoming closer. This helped strengthen their relationship. This section of the book also was the basis for other important parts. Overall, the book was not very hard to understand, but there were some challenging vocab words that I needed to look up. This book is great for ages above twelve. This book is spectacular and one of a kind. I would definitely rate it ten out of ten stars.
STUDY QUESTIONS AND VOCABULARY:
1. What is the main character’s name?
1a. The main character’s name is Hazel Grace.
2. What is the main character diagnosed with?
2a. She is diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
3. Who does the main character meet?
3a. Hazel meets Augustus Waters, at the support group. Augustus is diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
4.What is the main character’s favorite book?
4a. Her favorite book is “An Imperial Affliction”?
5. Who is the main character’s best friend?
5a. Her best friend is Kaitlyn.
hamartia (pg. 19)
fraught (pg. 31)
pretentious (pg. 50)
tentuous (pg. 56)
1. Who does Hazel email?
1a. Hazel emails Peter Van Houten, her favorite author.
2. What does she email him about?
2a. She emails him about the ending of The Imperial Affliction, because in the book, there is no ending.
3. What does Augustus use his wish for?
3a. He uses it to take Hazel to Amsterdam, in order to talk to Peter Van Houten.
4. Who was Augustus’ last girlfriend.
4a. His last girlfriend was Caroline Mathers, and she also had cancer, but sadly, she passed away.
5. Why did Hazel go to the ICU?
5a. She had a lack of oxygen.
1. What does Augustus use his wish for?
1a. He uses his wish to get tickets for Hazel to go to visit Peter Van Houten.
2. Who is Peter Van Houten’s assistant?
2a. His assistant is Lidewij.
3. How did Peter Van Houten act, towards Hazel and Augustus?
3a. Peter Van Houten acts very rudely towards Hazel and Augustus. He calls them names, and he doesn’t answer any of Hazel’s questions.
4. Why is Hazel very sad, in the end of the book?
4a. Hazel is very sad because Augustus dies.?
5. How does the book end?
5a. The story ends when Hazel finds a letter that Augustus wrote to Peter Van Houten, before he died, about how much he liked Hazel.