How my little sister’s cancer battle inspired “The Fault in Our Stars.”
Just read this piece from Evangeline Earl, Esther’s sister in The Washington Post. A really wonderful read.
The friendship and support of the Earls in all of this has been so wonderful. Here’s a great interview with Esther’s mom, and here she talks about how Esther might have felt about the movie, and in of all places the Daily Mail there’s a good article featuring an interview with both Esther’s parents.
This is a very difficult and complicated thing for me to talk about, because while Esther was my friend, she isn’t Hazel, and her story does not in any way belong to me. She and her family have told her story, beautifully, in the book This Star Won’t Go Out.
I miss Esther so much. But I feel very lucky to be so deeply connected to her family and friends, a connection that will last as long as any of us are around.