Oh. My. God. You know what I just realized about #TheFaultInOurStars?
MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUT THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AHEAD
On the last chapter, Hazel’s mom tells her it’s July 14th, Bastille Day, and she says that the storming of Bastille took place in such a day two-hundred and twenty three years ago. Of course the occupation of the Bastille happened in 1789. If you do the math, we can place a proper date to the events in the book. 1789 + 223 = 2012. That means that today, May 14th, 2012, Hazel is still alive. Moreover, according to Hazel’s own description, July 14th is twelve days after Augustus’ death, which happens on July 2nd, 2012. Which means, yes, Augustus Waters is not yet dead. I don’t know about you, but this discovery fills me with excitement. I know they’re fictional characters, but still. WE STILL GET TO SAY GOODBYE.
She said, “No,” but she said it kindly. “You get on with your own life. [She] gave it to you. You just have to grow up and try and be worth it.”
A flash of resentment. It’s hard enough being alive, trying to survive in the world and find your place in it, to do the things you need to do to get by, without wondering if the thing you just did, whatever it was, was worth someone […] having given up her life. It wasn’t FAIR.
“Life’s not fair,” said Ginnie…”