History YMMV / TheFaultInOurStars

25th May '16 1:57:14 PM Anddrix
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** Some readers dislike Augustus for his grandiose mannerisms and his love of metaphor, but others argue that he was meant to be written that way, because ''wanting'' to be impressive and memorable is an established character trait of his.\\
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** Some readers dislike Augustus for his grandiose mannerisms and his love of metaphor, but others argue that he was meant to be written that way, because ''wanting'' to be impressive and memorable is an established character trait of his.\\
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** Monica herself as to whether she should be sympathised with or not. On the one hand, she's just a teenager who had a panic that was at least understandable. On the other, it was insensitive of her to make a promise she didn't end up keeping. Everyone else doesn't really get mad until after Isaac's surgery when she hasn't even contacted him at all - which is what prompts Augustus to egg her car. It's hinted (see above) that even the girl's own mother is disgusted with her.

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** Monica herself as to whether she should be sympathised with or not. On the one hand, she's just a teenager who had a panic that was at least understandable. On the other, it was insensitive of her to make a promise she didn't end up keeping. Everyone else doesn't really get mad until after Isaac's surgery when she hasn't even contacted him at all - which is what prompts Augustus to egg her car. It's hinted (see above) that even the girl's own mother is disgusted with her.



* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Shailene Woodley having to [[spoiler: say goodbye to Ansel Elgort as he dies from cancer]] will become even sadder when the film version of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Ascendant]]'' is released. [[spoiler: This time it's Woodley who will be dying]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Shailene Woodley having to [[spoiler: say [[spoiler:say goodbye to Ansel Elgort as he dies from cancer]] will become even sadder when the film version of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Ascendant]]'' ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesAscendant'' which features both actors is released. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This time it's Woodley who will be dying]].



* HilariousInHindsight: As mentioned many times on this wiki, this film was released around the same time as the adaptation of ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''. Both based on YA novels and both starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Playing brother and sister. What's more is that Shailene Woodley had been offered the title role in ''{{Film/Carrie2013}}'' - where they would have been JustFriends.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As mentioned many times on this wiki, Both this film was and ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' were released around the same time as the adaptation of ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''. each other. Both based on YA {{young adult|Literature}} novels and both starring Shailene Woodley Creator/ShaileneWoodley and Ansel Elgort. Creator/AnselElgort. Playing love interests here and brother and sister. sister in ''Divergent''. What's more is that Shailene Woodley had been offered the title role in ''{{Film/Carrie2013}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}'', which also featured Ansel Elgort - where they their characters would have been JustFriends.



** Once the film was released, there were plenty of memes theorising that Augustus's name is really [[{{Literature/Divergent}} Caleb Prior]] and Hazel is a ReplacementGoldfish for [[spoiler: his dead sister]].

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** Once the film was released, there were plenty of memes theorising that Augustus's name is really [[{{Literature/Divergent}} [[Film/{{Divergent}} Caleb Prior]] and Hazel is a ReplacementGoldfish for [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his dead sister]].
25th May '16 4:36:26 AM fearlessnikki
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** Some readers also dislike Hazel, feeling that she holds herself to be better than everyone else, is very judgmental, puts down other people's emotions instead of showing empathy and that she is extremely self-entitled. The way she tells Gus to be appreciative of the life and people around him rubs these readers the wrong way, as it comes across to them as her invalidating his (perfectly understandable) desire to have a larger life than what he got.

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** Some readers also dislike Hazel, feeling that she holds herself to be better than everyone else, is very judgmental, puts down other people's emotions instead of showing empathy and that she is extremely self-entitled. The way she tells Gus to be appreciative of the life and people around him rubs these readers the wrong way, as it comes across to them as her invalidating his (perfectly understandable) desire to have a larger life than what he got. On the other hand, Hazel does have a right to be a little offended since Gus is implying he doesn't feel their relationship is important.



** Monica's mother going back inside to allow Hazel, Gus and Isaac to egg Monica's car. Does she just not want to argue with the teens who have eggs? Does she give them a pass because they have cancer? Or does she also think what her daughter did was a dick move and feels this is a worthy comeuppance for her?
** Monica herself as to whether she should be sympathised with or not. On the one hand, she's just a teenager who had a panic that was at least understandable. On the other, it was insensitive of her to make a promise she didn't end up keeping. Everyone else doesn't really get mad until after Isaac's surgery when she hasn't even contacted him at all - which is what prompts Augustus to egg her car. It's hinted (see above) that even the girl's own mother is disgusted with her.



* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Shailene Woodley having to [[spoiler: say goodbye to Ansel Elgort as he dies from cancer]] will become even sadder when the film version of ''[[{{Literature/Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Ascendant]]'' is released. [[spoiler: This time it's Woodley who will be dying]].
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Lotte Verbeek giving the kids a tour of the Anne Frank House can make one smile if they've seen her in ''Series/AgentCarter'' where she plays a Holocaust survivor - who is also an IronWoobie like Hazel and Gus.
* HilariousInHindsight: As mentioned many times on this wiki, this film was released around the same time as the adaptation of ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''. Both based on YA novels and both starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Playing brother and sister. What's more is that Shailene Woodley had been offered the title role in ''{{Film/Carrie2013}}'' - where they would have been JustFriends.



%% * IronWoobie: Augustus is this from the start of the novel.[[spoiler: He begins to crack by the end]].

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%% * IronWoobie: Augustus is this from the start of the novel.novel. Despite having a prosthetic leg, he takes everything in stride and tries to make the best out of his situation. [[spoiler: He begins to crack by the end]].



%% * JerkassWoobie: Van Houten. Yes, heís a drunk asshat, but you have to admit he is sort of a tragic character.

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%% * JerkassWoobie: Van Houten. Yes, heís a drunk asshat, but you have to admit he is sort of a tragic character. [[spoiler: His daughter died of cancer, and he's been a depressed alcoholic ever since]].


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** Once the film was released, there were plenty of memes theorising that Augustus's name is really [[{{Literature/Divergent}} Caleb Prior]] and Hazel is a ReplacementGoldfish for [[spoiler: his dead sister]].
10th Feb '16 6:27:34 AM Anddrix
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* AwardSnub: The movie was not nominated for any Kids' Choice Awards. Since it is thought to have been the only movie with any chance of beating ''Mockingjay'' its snub is especially significant. The book got nominated, but ultimately lost to ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' in one of its trademark upsets.

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The movie was not nominated for any Kids' Choice Awards. Since it is thought to have been the only movie with any chance of beating ''Mockingjay'' ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'' its snub is especially significant. The book got nominated, but ultimately lost to ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' in one of its trademark upsets.upsets.
** Fox tried to get nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Creator/ShaileneWoodley. Neither were successful.
7th Feb '16 7:52:45 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: For Creator/JohnGreen
17th Jan '16 11:26:26 PM Anddrix
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* CrossoverShip: There are a number of fics where Augustus [[spoiler: finds a SecondLove in [[MundaneAfterlife the capital-S Something]] with [[Literature/LookingForAlaska Alaska Young]].]]

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* CrossoverShip: There are a number of fics where Augustus [[spoiler: finds a SecondLove in [[MundaneAfterlife the capital-S Something]] with [[Literature/LookingForAlaska Alaska Young]].]]Young]]]].



* WriterOnBoard: Green has admitted Van Houten's pro-DeathOfTheAuthor views are essentially his own (though he hopes he's less of a {{Jerkass}} about it).

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* WriterOnBoard: Green has admitted Van Houten's pro-DeathOfTheAuthor views are essentially his own (though he hopes he's less of a {{Jerkass}} about it).----
17th Jan '16 9:23:31 PM HamburgerTime
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%% * TheWoobie: Both of the leads, plus Isaac and Hazelís [[spoiler: and eventually Augustusís]] parents.

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%% * TheWoobie: Both of the leads, plus Isaac and Hazelís [[spoiler: and eventually Augustusís]] parents.parents.
* WriterOnBoard: Green has admitted Van Houten's pro-DeathOfTheAuthor views are essentially his own (though he hopes he's less of a {{Jerkass}} about it).
17th Jan '16 7:55:12 PM HamburgerTime
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* CrossoverShip: There are a number of fics where Augustus [[spoiler: finds a SecondLove in [[MundaneAfterlife the capital-S Something]] with [[Literature/LookingForAlaska Alaska Young]].]]
14th Jan '16 8:00:17 AM Anddrix
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* FanficFuel: A brief reference to "condomy difficulties" during TheirFirstTime has resulted in a good number of fics where [[spoiler: Gus leaves Hazel SomeoneToRememberHimBy]].
* FanPreferredCouple: A large amount of fics pair off [[PairTheSpares Gus and Hazel's respective best friends Isaac and Kaitlyn]], who never even meet in the book.



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* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: A large amount of fics pair off [[PairTheSpares Gus and Hazel's respective best friends Isaac and Kaitlyn]], who never even meet in the book.
13th Jan '16 6:55:57 PM HamburgerTime
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* FanficFuel: A brief reference to "condomy difficulties" during TheirFirstTime has resulted in a good number of fics where [[spoiler: Gus leaves Hazel SomeoneToRememberHimBy]].
* FanPreferredCouple: A large amount of fics pair off [[PairTheSpares Gus and Hazel's respective best friends Isaac and Kaitlyn]], who never even meet in the book.
11th Dec '15 10:23:30 AM Anddrix
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** There are also readers who think Van Houten's behavior is pretty sensible to a reclusive artist whose privacy has been disturbed, especially after he was just assaulted in his own home by someone he didn't want there to begin with. [[JerkassHasAPoint He may be a huge jerk,]] but the points he makes are sound, and his experience makes him unlikely to extend politeness to Hazel and Gus just because they're used to Cancer Perks. On the other hand, he ''had'' all but promised to see them, and Hazel and Gus had no way of knowing that

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** There are also readers who think Van Houten's behavior is pretty sensible to a reclusive artist whose privacy has been disturbed, especially after he was just assaulted in his own home by someone he didn't want there to begin with. [[JerkassHasAPoint He may be a huge jerk,]] jerk, but the points he makes are sound, and his experience makes him unlikely to extend politeness to Hazel and Gus just because they're used to Cancer Perks. On the other hand, he ''had'' all but promised to see them, and Hazel and Gus had no way of knowing that that.
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