Wait, what?! John Green almost published a drastically different ending to ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ than the one we all read. Did his original ending not feature the devastating death of Augustus Waters? Find out now!
Esther Earl, a beautiful young girl suffering from advanced thyroid cancer, inspired John Green’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ after meeting him at a Harry Potter convention. Sadly, she passed away in 2010 at 16 years old.
Shailene Woodley’s character in The Fault In Our Stars, Hazel Grace Lancaster, is loosely based off of author John Green’s longtime friend and inspiration, Esther Earl. After the pair met at a Harry Potter convention they became fast friends, and Esther essentially became the voice and spirit of the beloved fictional Hazel Grace.
‘The Fault In Our Stars’ took the YA-loving nation by storm in 2012, and now the tragic love story of Hazel and Augustus is finally making its way to the big screen. The poster for the film — which stars ‘Divergent”s Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort — was released on Dec. 18, but a controversial tagline took the attention away from the gorgeous, lovestruck couple.
The Fault In Our Stars is a beautiful story about a teen couple, Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), who meet and fall in love in a child cancer support group. The first poster for the upcoming film adaptation was released on Dec. 18, and even though it was stunning, its tagline — “One Sick Love Story” — caused a bit of a stir. Find out why below!