I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories. On the one hand you can sugar-coat it. Nothing is too messed up that can’t be fixed with a Peter Gabriel song. I like that version as much as the next girl does…it’s just not the truth.
This is the truth.
Hey, make some friends!
I am Agustus Waters. I’ve been in remission for about a year and a half.
Maybe you’d like to share some of your fears with the group.
My fears? Oblivion.
What’s your name?
What’s your full name?
Hazel Grace Lancaster. Why are you still looking at me?
Because you’re beautiful.
So what’s your story?
I was diagnosed when I was thirteen.
No! The real story.
I am quite unextraordinary.
I reject that at the end.
You know, Gus talks about you all the time.
We’re just friends.
I hope you realize you trying to keep your distance from me in no way lessens my affection for you.
Gus, I’m a grenade. One day I’m going to blow up and I’m going to obliterate everything in my wake and I don’t want to hurt you.
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world but you do have a say in who hurts you.
I am in love with you, Hazel Grace, and I know that love is just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and I am in love with you.
All your efforts to keep me away from you are going to fail.
We are a hot mess!
Why were you angry?
You need to break something.
You give me a forever within a number of days and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for a little infinity.
To a good life, Hazel Grace, okay?
1. Maybe you’d like to share some of your fears with the group.
- ‘d like to V = would like to V: muốn làm gì
- Share something with somebody: chia sẻ cái gì với ai
2. I hope you realize you trying to keep your distance from me in no way lessens my affection for you.
- Try to V: cố gắng làm gì
- Keep distance from somebody: giữ khoảng cách với ai