Hazel has been diagnosed with cancer and has a sullen outlook on life. She meets Augustus, whose love and friendship brings her across the world and around again — in more than one way.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
In this article from Psychology Today, the author examines the attitudes and mindsets of cancer survivors.
In Emily Dickinson’s poem “There’s a certain Slant of light,” a speaker describes the effects of a slant of light on a winter day.
In “Excerpt from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act I, Scene II,” Cassius discusses Julius Caesar’s shortcomings with Brutus, hoping to convince him that Caesar is a poor leader.
In these excerpts from Shakespeare's famed drama Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers lament the family names that made them mortal enemies.
In this avant-garde short story, a man reflects on his life and his relationship with his family.
Published in 1916, this poem is one of the most frequently cited and most misunderstood of Frost’s poems.