Book review by AntonioTitle and author:The book I have read is called “The Fault In Our Stars”, and is written by John Green.Plot:The Fault in our stars is about a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel is seventeen years old and has lung cancer, and because of her cancer, she needs to carry an oxygen tank wherever she goes. Her mother encourages her to go to a cancer support group against her will. She hates the support group and wants to stay home and read her favorite book “An Imperial Affliction”. When Hazel is in the Support group she realizes that is was a good idea. In the support group, Hazel catches Augustus staring at her, which he later explains by saying that she is beautiful and he enjoys looking at beautiful people. Augustus is charming and adorable. He had osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer but has recently had the all clear. After the support group, they quickly fall in love with each other and Hazel introduces her favorite novel to him. She also tells him that her dream is a conversation with the author of the novel, who is Peter Van Houten and lives in Amsterdam. Augustus contacts him and Van Houten invites them to visit him in Amsterdam. They travel to the Netherlands with Hazel’s mother where Hazel and Augustus will learn that things are not like they seem to be.Main characters:Hazel is the novel’s narrator and seventeen years old protagonist. She has been dealing for three years with thyroid cancer that spread to her lungs. Hazel does not have many friends, and that is because of her selflessness. She considers herself as a “grenade”, of the damage she will cause if her cancer kills her.The other protagonist in the book is Augustus “Gus” Waters. Like I earlier said, he had osteosarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer, but has recently had the all clear. I would describe Augustus as being tall, handsome, intelligent, and having blue eyes. What did you think of the book?:To be honest this was the first English book I have ever read. Usually, I hate reading books whatsoever but this book was different. I really, really liked the book. When I’m reading this book it is so many things I can relate to, which makes it so much funnier to read.The book has so many environment descriptions, so when I read the book I can paint up pictures in my mind. The descriptions are so extensively written so sometimes it feels like I’m the part of the book.The best thing about the book was the message. I would say that the book has two messages.The first one is that everyone you meet is fighting their own battles. Hazel in the book has cancer, Augustus has a prosthetic leg and Isaac is blind behind his sunglasses. I think that the author wants us readers to look at people who have disabilities with empathy instead of as “others”. The other message is that you are not defined by your illness. John Green wants to teach us that an illness is only a piece of you, it does not define you. Exactly like Augustus said:”Grief does not change you, it reveals you”Would you recommend the book?:I would recommend that everyone read this book. It is beautiful, enthralling, funny and just fantastic. The book shows how a short life can still be an infinite, even if it a lesser one. And yes, I did get something in my eye at the end.I give the book 5/5.