We talk a lot about innate things humans seem to want to do over and over again. Whether it's the need for speed or more basic pursuits we tend to fall into repeating patterns of behavior. Storytelling, it turns out, is no different . Going hand-in-hand with that is the desire to effect other lives and somehow prove that, yes, we were here. I don't know if that was going through John Green's mind when he wrote The Fault in Our Stars but it's easy to see how that book touches that theme. With largely positive reviews in both written and motion picture form, the story of two kids spending the last moments of their lives together clearly resonates with people, to the point where it gains extra poignancy when life imitates art. John Green himself experienced this firsthand when he (literally) bumped into a young cancer patient while writing TFiOS, inspiring him to help parents Lori and Wayne Earl collect the journals of their late daughter Esther Grace (along with her surviving fiction drafts) into a new book, This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl.