Hazel Grace Lancaster
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16 year old girl with thyroid cancer, as well as the protagonist of the story. Hazel started off at the beginning of the story as a condemned cancer patient of 3 years who just wants to make life as easy as possible for her parents while she is still alive. She ends up befriending, and eventually falling in love with a cancer survivor named Augustus Waters. When Augustus contacts cancer again, she stays by his side as he dies, and loves him the whole way. And even after he dies, she still loves him. Hazel changes during the story because at the beginning, all she did was let her cancer consume her and stay at home with her parents. After she fell in love with Augustus though, he taught her how to live life even though she has a deadly illness. Therefore she is a dynamic character. The author (John Green) goes into Hazel's past through flashbacks and conversations with people close to her like her mother, her father, her friend Kaitlyn, and Augustus.