The thing that bothers me most about The Fault in Our Stars is that all of John Green’s male narrators are uber intelligent young men with a specific quirk to give the narrative a certain flavor (obsession with mathematical formulas, obsession with the last words of famous men/women). And yet his only female narrator is a shallow waif, a hollowed out stereotype of the nerd-girl cliche sans any genuine nerdiness, whose personal quirk is her cancer.
There’s a lot of (what I hope is) unintentional sexism in most of Green’s books, from the manic pixie dream girl trope to Hazel’s lack of any real depth aside from fear of dying or her boyfriend dying.
I feel that the basis of this book was well intended - to showcase those with terminal illnesses as more than their illness. TFIOS is a gratuitous affair of angst and young love accompanied by cancer, all while attempting to proclaim that the illness is not what defines the individuals.
When considering the traits of Hazel, that’s the first and foremost thing that will always come to mind. Her love interest is the one with the distinct traits, intelligence, and quirky obsession. It’s basically all of Green’s books in reverse.
im super tired of waiting for people to get back to me about jobs why is this not a first come first serve society where we battle it out and kill each other for the jobs??? why do people have to pick us???
im just saying man
i imagine severus snape going to the afterlife and seeing lily for the first time and he’s all happy but then lily starts repeatedly kicking snape in the shins and screeching “how dare you treat my son that way" and that’s basically their relationship for all eternity
why does bread have corners