Have you ever felt different from everyone else? When you know people seem to not want to be around you, like you have some kind of contagious disease? Well that's how Hazel feels. In The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green, Hazel is the main character, who is 16 and has lung cancer. This book doesn't have any particular time that it took place, although it does mention that Hazel and her family live in Indiana. With the help of her mom making her go to support group, Hazel meets a 17 year old boy, who soon becomes her friend, named Augustus Waters, who also has a form of cancer. I would consider cancer to be the antagonist, and and Hazel to be the protagonist, because she is constantly fighting cancer, or as Hazel would say, living with it. One major conflict in this book is when Isaac-Hazel's friend from support group-loses his eyesight, and goes completely blind. One other conflict in this book is when Peter Van Houten-Hazel’s favorite author-finally responds to the mail she's been sending him. Van Houten lives in Amsterdam, and Hazel had always wanted to meet him, but her family doesn't have the money, and her doctors say she might not make it. Will Hazel and Augustus figure out a way for Hazel to get to Amsterdam? Or will she have to stay in Indiana, waiting out her life? Find out in The Fault In Our Stars, where you will discover how hard it is to live with cancer, and the hardships people have to go through.