The Fault in Our Stars (Hardback)
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DescriptionDiagnosed 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.
- Published: 10 January 2012
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN 13: 9780525478812 ISBN 10: 0525478817
- Sales rank: 165
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Reviews for The Fault in Our Stars
Favourite Author EVER!
**I have to admit to you, my thoughts are not quite so organized right now. What is happening to me right now is that I loved this book so much, I just do not know where to begin.
I've said this so many times throughout reading this book, and I will say it again: John Green never disappoints. He is a genius who writes the best books ever and I will most likely frame his books in my room in a special glass case. That sounds creepy, but it's the truth.
The thing about John Green's writing is that it's honest and truthful; he doesn't try to sugar coat anything and I think that it's important coming across contemporary books. Not everything in life will go the way you want it to; To quote the book, "The world is not a wish-granting factory". The Fault in Our Stars was amazing in so many ways and it's so hard for me to form it into words without just spewing out all these feelings I'm having as I'm typing this review.
Hazel has a tumour that is currently at bay, but she's a terminal cancer patient. Augustus had osteosarcoma and is currently in remission. I think a major point in this book was of the legacy we leave behind when we die; will anyone remember us? Unbeknownst to them, they began leaving those marks on each other. It was great to just watch them grow on each other that it hurt so much to know that it wouldn't last. No guys, there isn't a miracle in this book besides the time where Hazel pulls through but has to drag around an oxygen tank. No miracles, no rainbows and unicorns, so don't expect one. It's called life, so deal with it. You can't control what happens, but you can make the best of it.
The Fault in Our Stars certainly took a turn I hadn't expected so that when I read it, I almost bawled but I was in the mall at the moment. I cannot quote it without spoiling the book, but my heart just caved in as I read that one phrase over and over again. John Green just has a way of choosing exactly the right words to say that hit the right chords.
If you don't know already, I have a major problem with "insta-love" that continues on without anything other than the guy being "nice" and "caring" and most importantly, sexy. But in this book, I think they fell in love with each other not only because they were both cancer patients and could, in a way, related to each other, but also because both of them actually felt comfortable around each other, trusted each other, and (as cheesy as this sounds) became the other's best friend.
Even after being tortured by the depressing story that filled me with a sadness that I always like in books (that makes me sound weird, but I love books that make me cry), I started looking at the FAQ for this book on his website to furthermore torture myself. It was at that moment that I realized how many foreshadows I freaking missed! I was definitely on the lookout for them, and that was what I loved about this book as well! The Fault in Our Stars was full of symbolism and metaphors that I loved finding, so I was definitely annoyed at myself for missing some of them even though they weren't quite so obvious.
If I read the whole book in my room all by my lonesome, I would have cried even more. But considering that I read some of it in a public place, I had to keep my emotions to myself. Sometimes I almost choked because it was funny but sad at the same time. If you loved John Green's other books, you should undoubtedly read this one as well. I know why I love his books: they are authentic, gritty, and bring out so many emotions that most books usually can`t. by Leanne Yang
there are no words
Yet another amazing book by John Green.
Just buy it.
You definitely will not regret it! by Megan
This book was purely amazing
I've been thinking about this book a lot since the moment I finished reading it. It wasn't one of the usual stories I read. But it had changed me for forever. I owe this amazing book a proper review.
Hazel. She is such a sweet girl. In the beginning of the book, her mother send her to this Support Group, because she thinks Hazel has depression. She does not. She just like being home and read books. She knows she is sick and she doesn't want to go out much and make friends and stuff. But nonetheless, she goes to the Support Group to make her mum happy.
There she meets Augustus Waters. Augustus is amazing, funny, gorgeous, intelligent, and he likes her a lot. They become friends. And Hazel intruduce him the passion for a book - An Imperial Affliction - which is a book, with no ending. Or better say, it finish in the middle of a sentence. Hazel's biggest wish is to hear the end of this book before she dies.
Here starts their adventure to discover the end of An Imperial Affliction and also the beginning of an amazing friendship and love.
John Green made an amazing job with this book, because it brings up so many emotions, you'll be in awe, trust me. Hazel is such a nice character with whom you'll find very easily to connect to. Apart from the cancer, she is a normal, sweet teenage girl. And you'll see that she has a very interesting point of view about the world, a different one. This is also one of the reasons why Augustus likes her so much. by Nea Barabea
The Fault in Our Stars
This is easily one of John Green's best books, I read it within 3 hours because I just could not put it down. The Fault in Our Stars is heartbreaking in the greatest way. I highly recommend it if you are a John Green fan or if you are looking for a book that is more than just a romantic youth novel- The Fault in Our Stars encompasses all aspects of youth writing and is a uniquely interesting book. by yvette