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The Fault in Our Stars Film Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 30 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Published June 27th 2014
The 2014 movie is adapted from the 2012 book The Fault in Our Stars written by award winning author John Green, also famous for his best seller books Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and Will Grayson. The movie captures the essence of the book, a tragic love story that makes you grateful you're alive.

It follows Hazel Grace Lancaster and her epic journey through life. Lancaster is played by Shailene Woodley, (known for her role as Amy in Secret Life of an American Teenager). Hazel isn't your normal teenager - yes she has friends just like everyone else, but she met hers at Cancer Support Group. When she was 13 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs, but has managed to stay alive, living everyday with an oxygen tank. Her mother sends her to weekly support group in hope that it will help. That's where she meets Augustus.

He's there supporting a friend, but he does have a prosthetic leg that he got through cancer himself. He understands Hazel and for the first time in her life a boy is paying attention to her and she likes it. She is scared to let herself love him because she believes it isn't fair on him knowing she's slowly dying. He says everyday with her is magic and he's in love with her and there's nothing she can do to change that. So she embraces the opportunity of love.

This is an epic love story of two people that were destined by fate to fine each other
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