“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
-Cassius, in Julius Caesar
This was my first cancer book. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, came out a year ago. Hazel Grace is a 16-year-old cancer patient who comes to terms with her terminal illness in a unique way when she meets fellow cancer patient and amputee Augustus Waters. This is neither a cancer book or a romance or a comedy. But it will behave like all of those. Green’s novel gives us tragicomedy in a way only greats like Shakespeare knew how.