John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. When he was very young, his family moved to Orlando Florida where he spent much of his childhood. For his last three years of high school, he attended Indian Springs School, a boarding school in Indian Springs, Alabama. After graduating, Green enrolled at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where he majored in English and religious studies; earning his BA in 2000. He served as a hospital chaplain briefly after college and then moved to Chicago and worked at "Booklist" magazine as an editor and a book reviewer. He was also a commentator on the National Public Radio program "All Things Considered." .
While Green was living in Chicago, he began writing a novel based on his years at Indian Springs and when it was completed, "Looking for Alaska" was published. His second and third novels were published in 2006 and 2008. The success of his books enabled Green to resign from "Booklist" in order to write full time. He moved from Chicago to New York, then from New York to Indianapolis. In 2007, Green and his younger brother launched an experimental video blog, "Brotherhood 2.0," in which they communicated with each other via videos they posted daily to the blog site. The site proved popular with fans, and the brothers continued posting videos after the one-year experiment ended.
About The Title.
The writer named the book after this line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: .
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, .
But in ourselves, that we are underlings." .
The story is about a 16 year old cancer girl, Hazel Grace Lancaster who meets Augustus Waters who has lost his one leg because of cancer in a Support Group. Hazel and Augustus's friendship starts when Augustus invites her to watch a movie in his house. Hazel's recommending her favorite book to Augustus shows that she cares about him. Augustus loves the endless book and has the same questions about how the book ends with Hazel.