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The Fault in Our Stars

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ISBN13: 9780142424179
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Now a major motion picture!

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 brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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"If there's a knock on John Green (and it's more of a light tap considering he's been recognized twice by the Printz committee) it's that he keeps writing the same book: nerdy guy in unrequited love with impossibly gorgeous girl, add road trip. His fourth novel departs from that successful formula to even greater success: this is his best work yet. Narrator Hazel Grace Lancaster, 16, is (miraculously) alive thanks to an experimental drug that is keeping her thyroid cancer in check. In an effort to get her to have a life (she withdrew from school at 13), her parents insist she attend a support group at a local church, which Hazel characterizes in an older-than-her-years voice as a 'rotating cast of characters in various states of tumor-driven unwellness.' Despite Hazel's reluctant presence, it's at the support group that she meets Augustus Waters, a former basketball player who has lost a leg to cancer. The connection is instant, and a (doomed) romance blossoms. There is a road trip — Augustus, whose greatest fear is not of death but that his life won't amount to anything, uses his 'Genie Foundation' wish to take Hazel to Amsterdam to meet the author of her favorite book. Come to think of it, Augustus is pretty damn hot. So maybe there's not a new formula at work so much as a gender swap. But this iteration is smart, witty, profoundly sad, and full of questions worth asking, even those like 'Why me?' that have no answer. Ages 14 – up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"[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

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"John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit." The Washington Post

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"[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

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"In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph." Booklist, starred review

About the Author

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. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. 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.

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felicia allen, September 14, 2014 (view all comments by felicia allen)
I finally got around to reading this book. I finished it in one sitting. Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace both have cancer. Instead of focusing on dying, they focus on love and life. They help each other through tough times, laugh when they can, live each day to the fullest, and figure out together what true love is. This book is inspirational and uplifting, but it has a tragic ending. It is eye-opening showing what it is like first hand to battle cancer. My only regret about this book is that it took me so long to read it.
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fritz52, June 27, 2014 (view all comments by fritz52)
This is a smart, bittersweet love story about young people with cancer. Green creates strong, witty characters who do not wallow in self-pity because of their disease. Rather, you will be enchanted by the honesty of Hazel Grace and Augustus. The parents in the novel are warm, compassionate adults who are realistic about what their children are facing. There is not a cliche or stereotype in this novel. You will close it quietly and be glad you read it.
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Traci Newcomb, June 14, 2014 (view all comments by Traci Newcomb)
A fight for life, love, and survival. A truly amazing book. A definite must read for anyone who likes Nicholas Sparks books but, be warned you may need a box of tissues.
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ISBN:
9780142424179
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Publication Date:
20140408
Binding:
Trade Paper
Grade Level:
from 9
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If there's a knock on John Green (and it's more of a light tap considering he's been recognized twice by the Printz committee) it's that he keeps writing the same book: nerdy guy in unrequited love with impossibly gorgeous girl, add road trip. His fourth novel departs from that successful formula to even greater success: this is his best work yet. Narrator Hazel Grace Lancaster, 16, is (miraculously) alive thanks to an experimental drug that is keeping her thyroid cancer in check. In an effort to get her to have a life (she withdrew from school at 13), her parents insist she attend a support group at a local church, which Hazel characterizes in an older-than-her-years voice as a 'rotating cast of characters in various states of tumor-driven unwellness.' Despite Hazel's reluctant presence, it's at the support group that she meets Augustus Waters, a former basketball player who has lost a leg to cancer. The connection is instant, and a (doomed) romance blossoms. There is a road trip — Augustus, whose greatest fear is not of death but that his life won't amount to anything, uses his 'Genie Foundation' wish to take Hazel to Amsterdam to meet the author of her favorite book. Come to think of it, Augustus is pretty damn hot. So maybe there's not a new formula at work so much as a gender swap. But this iteration is smart, witty, profoundly sad, and full of questions worth asking, even those like 'Why me?' that have no answer. Ages 14 – up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book."
"Review" by , "John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph."
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