The Fault in Our Stars
Winner of the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production 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. Praise for "The Fault In Our Stars" ?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" ?An electric portrait of young people who learn to live life with one foot in the grave. Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy, "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 writes incredible, honest truths about the secret, weird hearts of human beings. He makes me laugh and gasp at the beauty of a sentence or the twist of a tale. He is one of the best writers alive and I am seething with envy of his talent.? ?E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor?winning author of "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" and "The Boyfriend List"
- 121.92 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
- 10 Jan 2012
- BRILLIANCE AUDIO
- Library ed.
Our customer reviews
Who knew that depressing and funny could be woven together so seamlessly and beautifully? Well, I didn't quite realize it until I started reading this awesome book by John Green. Hazel has this dry humor that I love, and Augustus is witty and blunt--it really does make for a sweet combo. I really flew through this one and loved most everything about it. I enjoyed how sweet relationship between Hazel and Gus, plus their friendship with Isaac. The conversations were so realistic, and made me laugh. Both Hazel and Gus' parents were every kind of amazing and involved. I loved the side quest with the author Houten. He was hateful and disappointing but inspiring somehow all at the same time. The characters are amazingly flawed and maybe that is what made me love it. It was very down at times but that made it all the more realistic... It is about kids dying and fighting cancer, and cancer sucks. And let's face it, life sucks sometimes too. And Green embraces that through his writing. I really don't have a lot to add except that it is powerful and I recommend it. There are so many glowing reviews, well deserved. Bottom Line: Deliciously heart wrenching and hilarious.show moreby Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)