"The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings." Caesar (I, ii, 140-141, Shakespeare) Hazel Grace, the doppelganger of the mid-2000's Natalie Portman, or so it is said, is diagnosed with lung cancer. But this is not a typical cancer book, it's about the story of young love, and lovers that died young. She met him, Augustus, in a cancer help group at "the-literal-heart-of-Jesus". She caught him staring at her, and she stared back, as he eventually drew his eyes away, she mouthed the word, "I win." Unfortunately, in the war against their fates, their stars, they were destined to loose before the fight even began. "The tumor is also a part of ourselves, so practically, it is ourselves that killed us in the end....we are the bug in the great evolution, we are the small flaw in the genetic transmission of our race, we are to be eliminated for the better good." After I read this book, I feel brave and sad at the time. The book gave me a new aspect of looking at cancer and death, but it also reminded me of how we, "underlings" are not as in control of our lives as we think we are. It is a fact that thousands of people suffer from cancer everyday, they are forced to experience unbearable pain until one day the pain is finally taken away by death. It is unfair you might say, but life isn't fair, the fault is not in ourselves, but in our stars. I can barely put the uniqueness of this book into words. Read it yourself. If you enjoy this book, you might also enjoy "Thirteen Reasons Why" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"