I did an alternative/minimalist movie poster for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, based on my favourite quote from the book. I could look into getting some prints done if people are interested in putting this up on their walls.
[SPOILERS ahead just in case anyone reading this hasn’t finished]
If you see her underwater: Good. I wanted you to see that first. So, throughout the beginning of the novel there is a prominent water motif that Hazel uses to show how she doesn’t want to fall in love with Augustus since she thinks she’s drowning. Her cancer is bound to shorten her life span and she believes she is going to die before him, so Gus is above the water, safe and sound. Also her lungs are the same blue as the water because they are filled with that cancer fluid.
The second view is to change the way the curvy line in the middle separates the couple. Instead of water, the blue around Hazel is simply a blue sky and Augustus is in a cloud above her. In this way we see the roles have changed, and the sad fact is that Augustus dies before Hazel.