The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

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By (author) John Green

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 21mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 8 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141355077
  • ISBN 13: 9780141355078
  • Edition statement: Movie edition
  • Sales rank: 98

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This is the film tie-in edition of John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. This edition of the multi-million number 1 bestseller contains images from the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." Despite 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". (Sunday Times (Culture)). "A touching, often fiercely funny novel". (The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)). "So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!" (Daily Express). "John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough. Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions...No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living". (Daily Telegraph). "The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults". (The Metro - 2013 Best Fiction). "The YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming". (The Guardian). "A Smart Book". (Grazia). "So good!" (Good Housekeeping). "John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Stars defies categorisation ...as funny as it is heartbreaking ...we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus". (The Tablet). "A humourous and poignant love story...It's terrifically funny . ..as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers ...it's for everyone". (Bliss). "If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you". (Mizz). "Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!" (A thought-provoking love story 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 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million 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. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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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, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's millions of followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen). John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Customer reviews

By Andrea 12 Jul 2014 5

If you don't like love stories with funny and sarcastic characters, then you won't like this book. If you're a more blood/politics people then don't try this book, no matter how much everyone tells you to read it, because you won't like it and you'll talk crap about it, and this book deserves better. I don't think its the best book ever, I don't usually read this kind of books because they're romantic and stuff, but I decided to read it because (I wanted to be popular?) everyone was talking about it and I was curious. I liked it, even though I'm not a romance person. It wasn't that romantic, and the ending...I definitely didn't see that coming, maybe that's why I liked it (and cried) so much.
About the edition...I prefer the blue one with the clouds, and hardback if possible, but this one is cute too.

Sorry for the bad english :'(

By Janis Llewellyn 01 Jul 2014 1

Well, a friend convinced me to try this book... going on and on about how much I would love it.
Even though she knows I hate both romance, and touchy feely stuff.
Yes, I am a chick who despises 'chick flicks', 'romantic literature' etc.
The only romantic book I ever really loved was 'Villette'.

So, this book. Like the majority of 'New York Times Best Sellers', I was so bored with the writing, that I didn't finish the first chapter.
Didn't care for what I had read of the story so far either.

I gave it a one for my personal preference, but I'm sure it's at least a three if you like that stuff. I wouldn't give it more than that, because the quality of the writing, (as far as I went with it), didn't seem all that crash hot to me.

If you are like my friend Ange, and love soppy stories, you will like this. If you thought 'Love Story', was great, (Ange did!), you will love this.

I like strategy, battles, blood, mud, and politics, so it isn't any wonder I was bored. There were no blood soaked berserkers or crumbling galactic empires on the first few pages, so no wonder I wasn't gripped. Give me a clean death by the sword any day, over all this angst-ing.

I'd just been reading Arthur Cheney Train's old lawyering stories, so it's no wonder this looked bad in comparison anyway. I'll admit I had seen the film trailer, and that made me wanna puke, so that may have coloured my opinion somewhat.

By Hayley Potter 09 Jun 2014 5

DON'T DO IT!!!!
No you should, if your ok to cry for around two hours (minimum).
But a beautiful written book, just like all of John Green's other books.
The story of two cancer ridden teens that well, have an epic tale of their love.
Definitely worth the few hours of reading and aimed for teens to adults.
Worth the money.
P.S. Buy tissues, you'll thank me.

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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 Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ... Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion TIME Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment Weekly