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YA Book Club: 2012 The Fault In Our Stars

YA Book Club

October 2012

Discussion Questions

Ice Breaker Questions

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
  • If you could sit down and talk with any author, who would it be? Why?
  • What is your hamartia?

Discussion Questions

  • Is there a book(s) that you are hessitant to recommend to people because they are "so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal"?
  • Why does Hazel feel so desperate to find out what happens beyond the ending of An Imperial Affliction. What does this indicate about her need for understanding about what comes “after”?
  • Do you need to know what happens to Hazel?
  • How do Hazel's and Augustus' perspectives on life differ from one another? (Hero vs. small life)
  • Augustus likes to make decisions based on metaphors. Why do you think he does this?
  • What was your favorite funny moment?
  • Thoughts on Van Houten?
  • There is a lot of imagry in the book (stars, water, cigarette). What do each of these mean?

Metaphorically Resonant, but Delicious Menu

  • sparkling grape juice
  • star shaped cookies
  • orange slice candies
  • Starburst
  • windmill cookies

John Green answers TFiOS questions -SPOILERS!

John Green discusses The Fault in Our Stars. Only read if you've finished the books as there are many spoilers!

Dutch Pronunciation Guide to TFiOS

John Green videos from TFiOS Movie Set

John Green reads first two chapters