The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Book rating: 05 Hardback Dutton

By (author) John Green

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  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 33mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0525478817
  • ISBN 13: 9780525478812
  • Sales rank: 221

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Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means) Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly, to her interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of "Looking for Alaska," "An Abundance of Katherines," "Paper Towns," "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" (with David Levithan), and "The Fault in Our Stars." His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the "LA Times" Book Prize. John was selected by "TIME" magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. 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 the millions who follow John on Twitter (@johngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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By Christina Beach 28 Apr 2013 5

I can honestly say The Fault in our Stars has become my all time favorite book! I've never cried, or laughed (out loud as in) while reading a book and this masterpiece changed that. There were hilarious times and there were times were I had to stop reading so as to wipe the flooding tears from my eyes just so I could continue without my blurry vision. No book has ever left such mark on me like this book has. I saw John's personality a lot while reading (I watch his youtube videos). I'd recommend this book to anyone and I can't wait to re-read and re-purchase it in hard cover because I am sure that if I don't, my paper back will die from all tear marks and the re-reading. Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns here I come! (with tissues at the ready this time :P)

By Serena 15 Mar 2013 5

I was overseas on holidays when this book came out. Rather than going site seeing I spent the day reading this book. I have no regrets with this decision. This book is heartbreakingly beautiful. Its like being show a master piece of art than watching it be torn up and thrown in your face.

By Rita Rego 09 Mar 2013 5

This is both a sad and a happy book. Is sad because from the first pages you can see that something bad is going to happen and there is nothing that can be done. But is also happy because it gives us the chance to meet two great characters. In spite of their problems, Gus and Hazel create something beautiful and unique.
John green shows us in this awesome book that a person is more then it looks like, we shouldn't be define by our problems or by our achievements, we should be defined by who we are outside them, in the real world.
A suburb book that anyone should read to get to know what true love, altruism and life is all about.

By Carina Olsen 28 Dec 2012 5

I have had this book for many months. But because I'm a coward I didn't read it until now. I was still afraid, though. With good reason. This book is heartbreaking. It's so sad. But only very near the ending. And it's so damn good that you cannot not love it. The Fault in Our Stars is a book about love. And it's perfect. It's also a book about cancer and living with it. Which is all kinds of awful. But it's also a happy book with lots of young love and happiness and it's all just so good and I never wanted it to end. But it did. So heartbreakingly good and gut wrenching.

This is the story of Hazel. A sixteen year old girl with cancer. I won't try to explain her sickness, because I would most likely suck at it. But know that it is awful, so awful. But it's also so perfect and so well written and I loved it a lot. It sort of gave life to the character, even if the cancer is slowly killing her. It's so interesting to read about. She has to have this oxygen tank on at all times, and while that sort of disturbed me a bit, I also loved it. It's unique, and it just made me love her a lot more.

There is a lot of pain in my heart from reading this book. A lot of pain. First there is pain for Hazel. She seems so sad all the time. And I totally get that. But she's also pretty happy, and I loved that. But she does everything for her parents, and that was sad. But I understand it so well. I actually loved her parents. They love her so much. And it's just so awful for them as well. Her dad is crying all the time. But he's also so caring and kind and I just adored him. Same with her mom. They were awesome.

This is also a book about Augustus. Hazel meets him at this cancer kid support group. He's deadly handsome. And just so amazing. Most likely my favorite character. It's just impossible not to love him. He's perfect. Gorgeous, kind, funny. Everything you want in a boy. He's also a great friend, perfect boyfriend. Another I loved in this book was Isaac, he's best friend. He's adorable. He also gets his heart broken. It was awful. But also so amazing. He was just really fun to read about. And I enjoyed that a lot.

There is a lot of sick kids in this book. But it isn't all about sickness. But those sick people we do get to know.. it's, well, heartbreaking. I don't have another word for it. There is just so much pain. But it's so good and I couldn't get enough of it all. I loved reading about Isaac's cancer. And Hazel's. And mostly Augustus's. It was just so bad. But so perfect. And I have no words for how good this book was. I'm doing my best to describe it, but I'm pretty sure I'm failing. I need a sequel to this book. Truly.

The plot in this book is amazing. Hazel is such an amazing girl. She loves this book that she's read so many times. She gets Gus to read it, and he falls in love with it as well. And I loved that so much. It was adorable. She has tried so many times to get in contact with the author of that book. And it's kind of amazing. There is even a trip to Amsterdam. Best trip ever. But also most sad one. I hated that author. Really hated him. But it was so good to read about. And it was done so well and I loved it lots.

The romance in this book is so great. It's sweet and amazing and just so perfect. I loved it so much. First there isn't much, I mean, there is flirting from the beginning which was awesome. But Hazel is trying to keep Gus from being hurt if she dies. But she gets over that. And then everything gets so much better. And it's all so good. And the romance is so sweet and I just wanted more and more. But we also got so much, and I will always cherish it. Swooning a bit right now, just thinking about it.

I'm not sure what else to say about this plot. It's so good. So much amazing things happens. So much heartbreak and painful and awful things. And it is all so good. And I just loved every part of this book. I know I will re-read The Fault in Our Stars so many times. It is a book that must be read and loved a whole bunch of times. You need to read it. Seriously. This is not a book to be missed. While it is full of heartbreak, it is also so good and happy and sweet and it all makes so much sense at the end. Well, okay, I still hated that thing at the end. But it's so good that you can't really dislike it too much.

There is this tiny thing that I will spoil. I will not spoil how this book ends. What it ends with. How it happens. But I will say that something happens. And ah. It's awful. But anyway. I kind of new it before starting this book, so I'm hoping that you do too. I was sure there would be a death in this book. And there is. And it's awful. But it also surprised me a whole lot. And it was even worse than I had thought. And it's so unfair. But it also beyond perfect and I just can't decide how to feel about it. I want a sequel to this book. I really do. But there should not be one. I just need to know what happens to this one character. I also want deleted scenes. Many of those. Pretty please.

By Monica Xu 27 Dec 2012 5

It is amusing but somehow sad, I started reading it and couldn't stop

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS" "Damn near genius . . . "The Fault in Our Stars "is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it's also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness." --Lev Grossman, "TIME" Magazine "This is a book that breaks your heart--not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts." --"The Atlantic" "A story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them." "--People" "Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy." "--USA Today" "A smarter, edgier "Love Story "for the Net Generation." "--Family Circle " "Because we all need to feel first love again. . . . Sixteen-year-old Hazel faces terminal cancer with humor and pluck. But it isn't until she meets Augustus in a support group that she understands how to love or live fully." --Oprah.com, a Best Book selection and one of "5 Books Every Woman Needs to Read Before Her Next Birthday" "[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book." --NPR.org "Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . reminds you that sometimes when life feels like it's ending, it's actually just beginning." "--Parenting "magazine "John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit." "--The Washington Post " "[Green] shows us true love--two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals--and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach." --"New York Times Book Review" "In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph." --"Booklist," starred review "You know, even as you begin the tale of their young romance, that the end will be 100 kinds of awful, not so much a vale as a brutal canyon of tears. . . . Green's story of lovers who aren't so much star-crossed as star-cursed leans on literature's most durable assets: finely wrought language, beautifully drawn characters and a distinctive voice." --Frank Bruni, "The New York Times" "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, bestselling and Printz Honor-winning author of "The Book Thief" ""The Fault in Our Stars "takes a spin on universal themes--Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?--by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking." --Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper "and "Sing You Home" "John Green is one of the best writers alive." --E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor-winning author of "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks "and "We Were Liars"