The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazels story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Greens most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
The Fault in Our Stars Summary and Analysis of Chapters 21-25
His face looks plastic. Isaac is serious and tells a story about Augustus visiting him after he had his eye removed. Following the burial, Van Houten requests to ride back with Hazel and her parents. After making introductions, Van Houten says he used the Internet to keep tabs on Indianapolis obituary notices. Inevitably they begin discussing Augustus. Isaac asks if Augustus was in pain, and Hazel says he was. They agree that dying sucks, and Isaac points out that Hazel seems angry.
The pages in the notebook are blank, however the first three or four pages have been torn out. Wondering if Augustus might have hidden the pages in The Literal Heart of Jesus, Hazel fetches Isaac and they head to support group early. When the support group begins, Patrick asks how Hazel is doing. She says she wishes she would die. When Hazel arrives back home, she wants to lie down but her mother tells her she has to eat to stay healthy. Hazel thinks the news is fantastic, and she begins crying out of happiness. They say they will.
Eight days later, Hazel gets a call in the middle of the night to tell her that Augustus has died. Comparing the pain on a scale to anything else she had experienced throughout her three years with cancer, Hazel calls this the ten she had been saving. She calls him and gets his voicemail. She looks at his Facebook, once again appalled by the misguided and self-centered posts she finds. She writes a biting response to one post but gets no comment back from anyone.
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Augustus arrives home from the hospital a few days after the episode at the gas station. Hazel refers to him exclusively in the chapter as Gus rather than Augustus. When Augustus wakes from a nap he asks to go outside. Hazel and the entire family join him. She says the trouble is you never know when it is. Hazel gets a call from Augustus, and he asks her to meet him that night at the location where support group is held, which they jokingly call The Literal Heart of Jesus.
All rights reserved. While she's talking to her, she suddenly realizes that Augustus may have sent the pages to Van Houten. She emails Lidewij right away, and Lidewij writes back saying that she is going over to his house to look for them. Hazel waits obsessively to hear back from Lidewij. She can't kick the sadness, though—she and Augustus won't have a future together. Hazel's mom comes in and says that they're going out to celebrate Bastille Day. They go to the park and have a picnic.