"My friends demanded I read it. My teachers lectured me about reading it. The critics insisted I must read it. So I read it. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green captured millions of hearts all around the world, including mine. Augustus Waters is the man that every girl dreams of getting her hands on. But unlike most male, lead characters, Augustus is not the dreamy, popular boy at school who gets the girl based on his looks and/or amazingly unrealistic super powers. Augustus wins over the love of his life through sheer honesty. He compliments her, he makes her laugh, and most importantly, he’s there for her; he’s there for Hazel Grace. But as we turn over page after page, engulfing ourselves in their beautiful love story, we don’t see what is really happening. Augustus Waters, the man that everyone believes is strong and independent, is in fact crumbling. It’s not clear until some of the last few chapters that Augustus is the one who needs someone there for him. And he found her- Hazel Grace- the girl that was there for him until the end. He lost himself in fear of losing her.
Augustus Waters was forced into an abnormal environment during the early years of his life, as he faced the deadliest disease of all- cancer. In his famous metaphor, a cigarette is always dangling from the turned up lips of the boy who knows what life has to and will offer him. “You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” From this quote, the reader can easily see that he’s a boy who fights death every day and can see the good in every situation. Augustus Waters taught me to never, under any circumstances, let life bring you down. There is good in the world. You just have to have an open mind and be willing to face hardships, including your own death. Augustus Waters isn’t just some character in a book. He’s a boy, who fell in love and faced his own death with the girl he loved by his side. Talk about one sick love story."
"Heard on an Airport Loudspeaker:
“JUSTIN BIEBER. JUSTIN. BIEBER. PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR CANADIAN AIRLINE TICKETING DESK. YOUR TICKET HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ONE WAY AND YOU ARE ASKED NEVER TO RETURN. JUSTIN. BIEBER.”"