The Fault in Our Stars is genuine romance – a touching love story between two teenagers, Gus and Hazel, both sick with cancer.
Written by author John Green, The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook has fast grown in popularity and is has now been made into a hit movie. The plot is summarized as follow. Hazel has had cancer since she was a child. She knows she can die anytime. She is very weak – so debilitated by her disease that she has to be home-schooled. She has to lug an oxygen tank around with her everywhere. Stifled by a bleak future, Hazel’s world revolves around her small family – her parents and herself. This changes when she meets Gus in a cancer support group which her mother persuades her to attend.
Gus is a cancer survivor. He has a prosthetic leg. His view of the world, however, seems unhampered by his condition. Physically attractive, he is even more so because of his charm and enthusiasm. He takes an interest in Hazel. Although Hazel initially tries to thwart his efforts at friendship, she succumbs to his charms.
They share a love for books. With him, Hazel can discuss her all-time favourite – An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten. She tells him how disappointed she is that the story seems to end so abruptly – without any clear indication as to what happens to the story’s protagonists.
Gus is filled with a romantic desire to fulfil Hazel’s wish to find out how the story ends. He sets up a meeting with the story’s author – in Amsterdam, no less. The stars seem to work in Hazel and Gus’ favour. Everything works out. And the two find themselves in Amsterdam.
The meeting with the author turns out to be a complete disaster. He is an alcoholic, cynical and mean. Hazel leaves the place disillusioned with her favourite hero.
The trip, however, helps Hazel and Gus become more intimate with each other – both on the physical and emotional levels. They return to Indianapolis more in love with each other than ever.
In a startling turn of events, however, Gus finds out that his cancer has returned. He dies, leaving Hazel bent with pain. Her pain, however, eases when she finds out that Gus has left her a letter – a eulogy of sorts, telling her how much he loves her, and leaving her with the wish that she is happy with the choices she has made.
Hazel acknowledges that she, indeed, is.
An increasing number of fans continue to fall in love with Hazel and Gus’ romance. The story is now available in digital formats for fans more inclined to savour the story in this manner. Its audio book format in particular continues to be very well-received.