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John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars, it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are some fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Oh, but he can write — and wonderfully! His characters are so true to life, I can hardly think of them as characters. Hazel is terminal and Gus is in recovery when they meet at a cancer-survivors support group. They have much to say about death, illness, grief, survival, love, and time: "What a slut time is. She screws everybody." This is a smart, funny, extraordinary book, one that is monumentally profound. You will silently thank John Green over and over for sharing this amazing story.
Recommended by Dianah, Powells.com

Did you really think YA was all vamps and other fantastical, supernatural... stuff? Well, you'd be wrong. Very wrong. 'Cause John Green exists. And his book The Fault in Our Stars tackles the subject of teens and cancer. But it's not a "cancer story" in the sappy, Lifetime-movie sense. Sure, you'll cry, but you'll also laugh out loud, and it's all done with grace (Hazel Grace, that is). Not to mention, it's insanely quotable, so have a highlighter handy.
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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.

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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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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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a.broguiere, March 26, 2014 (view all comments by a.broguiere)
The fault in our stars is by far the best book I have ever read! The book tells the life of a 16 year old girl who was diagnosed with cancer at 13 and is forced to go to support group because her parents believe she is depressed. While going to support group she meets a boy named Augustus Waters, they quickly become friends and help each other through the hard battle of cancer. They soon realize they have feelings for each other, but they know they are like grenades and they will hurt everyone when they die so they try to keep away from people. But after hazel meets Augustus she goes against every rule she's created for herself because she knows that it's a once in a life time love and she will never get another chance to really live her life. This is a great book it's romantic, funny, heart breaking, but totally realistic and true!! I definitely recommend this book to anyone, because after reading just the first chapter I fell in love with it and that has never happened to me before. If you do decide to read this book make sure you have a box of tissues close by because I swear you will cry by the time you get to the end of the book, I know I did.
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lunalu40, December 16, 2013 (view all comments by lunalu40)
The Fault in Our Stars


Hazel Grace is a cancer patient. She doesn’t want to leave her room, she just wants to stay in her bed forever but her mom had her go to a support group. She becomes bored with the group but her mom pushes her to keep going with the group. She was thankful for that because the next day, she fell in love with the newest member of the support group, Augustus Waters. They soon became close friends and start dating.

I would definitely request this book to John Greene lovers. This is a romantic/comedy/sad book. It’s a great read and I will warn you, if you read this, it will become your new favorite book.

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claire h, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by claire h)
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, is about a 16 year old girl named Hazel who is a survivor from lung cancer. Although she doesn't have the cancer tumor anymore, she still need to carry around a air cart with her. One day her parents think that she needs to get out of the house more so Hazel start to go to support group. Little did she know that going would change her life.
I think that this book is amazing. It is very touching and suspenseful. As the author of The Book Thief said “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. Anybody who likes love stories would love this book. This book is probably more for girls but boys can like it too. If you like life changing books, this ones for you.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525478812
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120110
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.9 x 1.19 in 1.09 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to AND UP

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"Staff Pick" by ,

John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars, it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are some fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Oh, but he can write — and wonderfully! His characters are so true to life, I can hardly think of them as characters. Hazel is terminal and Gus is in recovery when they meet at a cancer-survivors support group. They have much to say about death, illness, grief, survival, love, and time: "What a slut time is. She screws everybody." This is a smart, funny, extraordinary book, one that is monumentally profound. You will silently thank John Green over and over for sharing this amazing story.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Did you really think YA was all vamps and other fantastical, supernatural... stuff? Well, you'd be wrong. Very wrong. 'Cause John Green exists. And his book The Fault in Our Stars tackles the subject of teens and cancer. But it's not a "cancer story" in the sappy, Lifetime-movie sense. Sure, you'll cry, but you'll also laugh out loud, and it's all done with grace (Hazel Grace, that is). Not to mention, it's insanely quotable, so have a highlighter handy.

"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.
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