Role in the StoryEdit
Hazel is the main character in John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and Van Houten's An Imperial Affliction is Hazel's favorite book. Hazel also shares this book with Augustus Waters, and they often quote lines they have related to throughout their own journeys living with cancer. Augustus uses his wish so he and Hazel can meet Peter Van Houten and fins out what happened to the rest of the charachters. After the meeting, and finding out Van Houten was an asshole, Gus tells Hazel he will write her an ending. After he dies Hazel finds out that Gus sent a letter to Van Houten telling him to write a sequal about the rest of the charachers for Hazel as 'My thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into consetelations.' and the fact that he is dieing. It is not known if he writes another book.
Related Real-World WorksEdit
Green's The Fault in Our Stars is itself a book similar to An Imperial Affliction, as it is about a girl who has cancer.
- Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.