The Fault in Our Stars (Paperback)
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DescriptionDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, `The Fault in Our Stars` is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. This book comes from the `New York Times` bestselling author of `Looking for Alaska`, `An Abundance of Katherines`, `Paper Towns` and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson. John Green has over 1.2 million Twitter followers, and almost 700,000 subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. `The Fault in Our Stars` will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' `One Day` and `Before I Die` by Jenny Downham. `Electric ...Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy.` (`Jodi Picoult`). `A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, `The Fault in Our Stars` is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more` (Markus Zusak, author of `The Book Thief`). John Green is an award-winning, `New York Times` bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com and fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Published: 31 January 2013
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141345659 ISBN 10: 0141345659
- Sales rank: 48
Reviews for The Fault in Our Stars
i loved it by Dace
One the most heart-warming yet tragic stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I devoured this book finishing it within a day. Amazing is not the word I would to describe this book, I think a more appropriate description would be OUTSTANDING! by Louise Colclough
This is an amazing love story that makes you beeing in a roller coaster of feelings. by Vanesa
First of all, I am not a Young Adult reader, this books was the first YA novel I ever read. I decided to buy it because every time I scrolled on my Tumblr dashboard, they always were a thousand of pictures of this beautiful blue cover. So, when I started my internship in a bookstore (in february) and saw on the first day, that they had it, I decided to give this book a try and bought it, in English. I didnβt want to read it in my mother tongue, French, because I was a bit afraid of the translation since itβs a YA novel (also I enjoy reading in English and knew that the writing wouldnβt be too hard to understand).
So, I start reading it the same day and really enjoyed it at the first sentences. I didnβt know about John Green before this book (such a shame, I know), his reputation is firmly established, but I discovered him with The Fault in our Stars and find that his writing is very agreeable to read, flowing freely. I get attached to Hazel, the narrator, very fast and I donβt remember being annoyed even one time by reading this book. One night I stayed up late because I REALLY wanted to finish it, I wanted to know what will happen to Hazel and Augustus-the protagonists, so bad... and yes people, I criedβ¦.
I now really, really want to read others John Greenβs novel and hope I will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed this one!
So yes, I hardly recommend this book (like everyone as well) but donβt forget the tissues.
(Oh, and I didnβt go to see the film at the cinema, I prefer waiting and seeing it on TV.)
http://foxyandthings.blogspot.fr/ by BΓ©rΓ©nice BΓ©nard
There's no fault in John Green
This book was utterly stunning.
βSometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.β
I started reading this book one night after a friend had recommended it to me. Let's just say, I later finished the book early the next morning. I was so drawn to the story of Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace that I could not put the book down, even when I had finished and my face was drenched in tears I did not want it to be over.
John Green introduced me to an all encompassing love story in which the trials of life were unable to defeat the hearts of two souls that depended on each other in order to exist beyond their cancer driven lives.
It is a light read and touched on a delicate subject but John did it justice. John Green speaks to the readers with quotes that touch on our everyday lives and encourage us not to be beaten down by life but to walk hand-in-hand with it, be swept into the dance of living and tango the night away.
To sum up, I loved this book, I loved the characters, I loved that it was a romance without being a romance and that this book made me cry more then any other novel I have read.
If you have not read this yet, I recommend you do and I only hope you enjoy it as much as I did. by Courteney
A sick love story
I think this is possibly my favorite book that I've read this year. John Green has a beautiful way of writing and using words in a way that makes me fall in love with all of his books. He made me forget that Hazel and Augustus have cancer and I was heartbroken when I finished the book. This is definitely a sign that it is a good book. It's so good that I've read it twice now and I want to read it again. This book is one of the few books that I want to read again for the first time and experience that emotional rollercoaster all over again. by Clarissa
Heartbreakingly tragic but beautiful!
Now this is a book that I may not have chosen to read if I hadn't seen all of the wonderful reviews about it. The reviews made me extremely curious about the book so I decided to see what the fuss was all about, especially as there is a film coming out based on the book. What I found was a book so life-affirming it's incredible!
The book is revolves around Hazel and her battle with terminal cancer, she's going to die eventually and she knows it. You go into he book with certain preconceptions about it, beliefs in what you think are going to happen...... POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!
You think this is a book about DEATH, it's about a girl dying from cancer..... this is true it is a book with Death in it but I wouldn't say its a book about Death, it's actually a book about LIFE in my opinion. Hazel knows her time in limited and while you go through the book initially believing you will be reading about her loved one watching her die this turns out to simply not be the case. I think it's about Hazel getting some semblance of her life back as when the book begins her mother has been keeping her close to keep her well and safe but is in fact stifling Hazel to a degree, Hazel doesn't really have much of a life outside of the cancer and away from her family. It's understandable as Hazel#s parent have no idea how long they will have left with her and want to spend every moment possible with her but Hazel needs to have a life of her own to enjoy while she can and this is where the wonderful Gus comes in. Gus, a former cancer patient in remission, is breath of fresh air for Hazel and the sparks are instant. As the relationship between them develops Hazel begins to live her life again and it's a joy to read about until the moment that the big twist in the tale rears it's head and the book gets turned around completely.
As I said, you think you'll be reading about Hazel's nearest and dearest watching her die despite the new lease of life she gains but the tables are turned and, without giving the twist away, it's heartbreaking reading.
The book is very thought-provoking and makes you question whether you yourself are living your own life to the fullest extent possible while you can. The tale itself is tragically heartbreaking but so thoughtfully written with a certain flair that makes for easy reading combined with full force emotional impact. You think you know the sort of book you're getting until about 2/3 of the way through when the rug gets pulled straight out from under you, the emotional roller-coaster you find yourself on for the rest of book is astonishingly fantastic and doesn't let you go until the very end.
Simply put this books is truly a work of art, it's beautiful, tragic and heartbreaking but one I would recommend to anyone who has the heart to read it! by Thea Wilson
Loved this book and couldn't put it down. It's an incredibly moving story which has the potential to open your mind to a new prospective on living and life. I laughed and cried whilst reading this. Priceless! by Kyla Blairs
This is not a love story
John Green always reminds me of tumblr i don't know why. Or i do: The virgin circle??!
Also, i read this book with a marker in my hands, because i didn't want to lose the genius of this book in its pages.
When i read it i had a lot of moments where i just stopped to think about what i just read, how simple, yet absolutely excellent it has been. Let me give you some examples
"You have a choice in this world, i believe, about how to tell sad stories"
"And in freedom, most people find sin."
"I thought about how wonderfully strange it would be to live in a place where almost everything had been built by the dead."
"The weird thing about houses is that they almost look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives"
"You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are."
or of course:
"It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."
But my favorite was:
"I missed the future"
I liked how this story didn't develop for the readers happiness, but for the sake of being real, honest. Hazel and Augustus are not under my top ten of favorite couples, but this is not even what this book is about. It's not romantic at all, and i adored it.
It's about friendship, love and loss. And most of all, staying positive despite all negative that life throws on you!
This review also appeared on my blog www.smalltownbelles.tumblr.com by Smalltownbelles
Funny and moving
The Fault in Our Stars is the fifth novel by American author, John Green. Hazel Grace Lancaster is a quirky sixteen-year-old with terminal lung cancer. In a Support Group she deems of doubtful value, she meets one-legged seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, survivor of osteosarcoma. Gus and Hazel click almost immediately, sharing music and books, movies and jokes. Hazel's need for closure about the characters of her favourite book leads them both down an unexpected path. The characters are appealing and most of the banter is funny, if occasionally having the saccharine sweetness of My Sister's Keeper (the terrible movie, not the brilliant book), but ultimately, there is plenty of humour (some of it quite black), lots of wisdom and moments that will have tears welling in the eye of the most cynical reader. The plot has a twist that will hit hard. The best quote is by Peter van Houten (and as a cloggie I have a perfect right to laugh out loud at this one!): "Dutch is not so much a language as an ailment of the throat." This book is a look into the truly unique world of the cancer patient, dipping into the cancer patient's lexicon, touching on subjects as diverse as cancer perks, relationships with terminal patients and fear of being a grenade: a ticking time bomb that wounds everyone close to you when it explodes. Whether this is a realistic portrayal can only be judged by someone with a terminal diagnosis, but Green certainly presents an interesting perspective. Funny and moving. by Marianne Vincent