Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Yes, I know I’m behind on the trend to have read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. I saw my classmates read it this year. I felt this was going to be overhyped, so I chose to avoid it altogether. Then when the movie was released in theaters and when I heard good things… Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


“There will come a time…”

“‘There will come a time,’ I said, ‘when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this’ – I gestured encompassingly – ‘will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.'”

~ Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (6%)