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The Fault in Our Stars [Kindle Edition]

John Green
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31,046 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Now a Major Motion Picture
TODAY Book Club pick
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012

"The greatest romance story of this decade."
Entertainment Weekly

-Millions of copies sold-

#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller


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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Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2012: In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has created a soulful novel that tackles big subjects--life, death, love--with the perfect blend of levity and heart-swelling emotion. Hazel is sixteen, with terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. The two are kindred spirits, sharing an irreverent sense of humor and immense charm, and watching them fall in love even as they face universal questions of the human condition--How will I be remembered? Does my life, and will my death, have meaning?--has a raw honesty that is deeply moving. --Seira Wilson

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*Starred Review* At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives. What happens when they meet him must be left to readers to discover. Suffice it to say, it is significant. Writing about kids with cancer is an invitation to sentimentality and pathos—or worse, in unskilled hands, bathos. Happily, Green is able to transcend such pitfalls in his best and most ambitious novel to date. Beautifully conceived and executed, this story artfully examines the largest possible considerations—life, love, and death—with sensitivity, intelligence, honesty, and integrity. In the process, Green shows his readers what it is like to live with cancer, sometimes no more than a breath or a heartbeat away from death. But it is life that Green spiritedly celebrates here, even while acknowledging its pain. In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Green’s promotional genius is a force of nature. After announcing he would sign all 150,000 copies of this title’s first print run, it shot to the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s best-seller lists six months before publication. Grades 9-12. --Michael Cart

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  • File Size: 1521 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Speak; 1st edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZOBNOI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1,933 of 1,968 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From a teen-age survivor April 9, 2013
Format:Hardcover
I am not quite finished with the book, but so far, I think it is very well written. It covers a topic that is difficult to talk about and is often avoided. It has been challenging for me to get through; however, I feel like I should add my perspective. I was diagnosed with cancer at 10. I am now 15 years old and a teen-age cancer survivor. I am a volunteer and advocate for pediatric cancer awareness.

This book has gotten negative reviews based on several points:
1) This is from another reviewer: "The characters are not believable. They do not speak like teenagers. They do not even handle situations like teenagers do. So many interactions between Gus and Hazel are interactions which, plain and simple, just would not happen between real, emotional, scared, awkward, virgin teenagers, let alone ones with cancer who have been socially cut off for much of their lives."

*My point-of-view: Have you spent time with any of us? They are believable as teen-age cancer patients/survivors. We may look like teen-agers, but in our heads, we are not. We have had to face our own mortality and make choices we should never have to make. It makes us grow up...quickly. Most of us do not act or speak like teen-agers because that is no longer how we think. After treatment, many of us find the things most teens (and sometimes adults) are worried about are trivial. Society cuts us off, but we are not cut off from each other. These types of interactions do happen. And, it is emotional and scary, but we learn to tell it like it is, without the normal fluff and awkwardness. We find 'normal' where we can and try to live every single day we have because we know that time is an illusion.

2) The parents are not real, not deep characters, and they do not have their own identities.
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1,655 of 1,787 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book I've Read in Years January 10, 2012
By Alex F
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've read a lot of books, but this is one of my all time favorites; that's not something I can say about very many books. I'll make it simple; I'm a fifteen year old teenage boy. When I usually read a book, I toss it aside and move on to the next one. And, like most teenage boys, I am not very emotional. At the end of this book, I cried. Not just a few tears either; I was full on bawling my eyes out. That's how good this book is. I promise you, unless you have a heart of stone, you will love this book.
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1,175 of 1,312 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Young Adult Fiction at its finest January 10, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Although his brother Hank might argue that the real "fault in our stars" is that our sun contains limited amounts of hydrogen, which will cause it to eventually run out of the only fuel source capable of supporting its mass against gravity, thereby expanding until its outer shell envelops our tiny planet and consumes it in a fiery death, I think it is more likely that John Green's title refers to a line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:

"The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings." Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)

What does this quote mean and how does it relate to a novel about two kids dying of cancer? I'll explore that below.

The Fault in Our Stars is the story of two 16-year-olds who meet at a cancer support group. Hazel Lancaster, the narrator, is afflicted with terminal thyroid cancer which has ravaged her lungs enough to necessitate the use of an oxygen tank wherever she goes. It is during a support meeting that she is introduced to Augustus Waters, whose leg was claimed by a malignant bone tumor and who soon becomes the object of her affection.

When I learned of the plot of this novel, I was initially a bit turned off. I'm reminded of a comment a friend made when I asked her if she wanted to go see the movie 50/50, upon which she exclaimed "who wants to go see a movie about people dying of cancer?" I couldn't come up with a satisfactory response, and we settled for a two-hour movie about the competitive world of robot fighting (which still caused me to shed a tear). So why would anyone, especially young adults, want to read about "cancer kids?" As Hazel herself states in the novel, "cancer books suck.
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320 of 359 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Review in Three Parts January 14, 2012
By Helen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Part one: The Book.

"The Fault in Our Stars" is a work that defies its genre in all the best ways possible. The silly boycrushes and superficial gossip that most writers think makes up 99% of high school steps aside for a beautiful, honest, heartrending story of life, death, and love. I can only compare this book to Markus Zuzak's award-winning "The Book Thief" in terms of sophistication and depth.

Hazel and Augustus are two of the most fleshed-out characters, particularly teenagers, that I have ever read. Their story is a joy and a privilege to read. Furthermore, their love is more real than anything else you will ever find on the Young Adult shelves.

Note- Read it alone if you can. People give you weird looks when you aren't sure if you're laughing or crying.

Part Two: A Response to Several Reviews

This bit is written in response to those who find the dialogue unrealistic, particularly for wee little teenagers. To them, I'd firstly like to request that you stop being condescending. Does every teenager speak like that? No, of course not. But please don't assume that means all teenagers are incapable of using words with more than two syllables, or lack the brainpower to be witty, insightful, and existential in conversation.

Having spent the last five or so years in this nebulous "teenagerdom", I believe I may be qualified enough to judge the "teenageriness" of Green's dialogue. Do the characters sound like teenagers? No. They don't sound like iCarly, or Bella Swan, or Troy Bolton or the majority of teens in pop culture.

But they do sound like me, and my best friends, and the people I surround myself with in high school. They sound like people, people I'd like to meet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars SPEECHLESS
I have never felt such deep emotion in a book and knowing someone who has died with cancer and knowing they may feel this same way that Van Houten or Hazel felt. GREAT BOOK! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars besf bokk er
honestly one of the best books ive ever read. amazing use of words. great job, john green - another amazing novel :)
Published 23 minutes ago by Wendy Allan
5.0 out of 5 stars a heart felt love story
This was definitely one of the best books I have ever read . Even though I am just a healthy young 6th grader with a love for books I felt as though it hazel was me. Read more
Published 56 minutes ago by Patty
5.0 out of 5 stars A AWESOME
So amazing. Can't express it in words, though my thoughts are going to explode like a baby chick coming out of its shell. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Family
4.0 out of 5 stars What?
Is that really the ending? I didn't expect it to end like that. Now I've got to see the movie! Worth the read!
Published 1 hour ago by Amy Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
If my sister would have ruined part of the book I would have been brought to tears, so very good.
Published 1 hour ago by Stefani Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Thank you for the great writing and wonderful read. I love how medicine from a teenagers perspective is do well expressed.
Published 2 hours ago by kevin yost
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book! Just read it!
Published 3 hours ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars and is “full of the true love of teenagers helping and accepting each...
According to Natalie Standford, “The Fault in Our Stars,” is a treat for lovers of romance books, and is “full of the true love of teenagers helping and accepting each other... Read more
Published 3 hours ago by baleighwm
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I knew that I wanted to read this book before I saw the movie. it is more than I expected and I love it. Hazel and Augustus is a true love story for me. Read more
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John Green is a New York Times bestselling author who has received numerous awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. John is also the cocreator (with his brother, Hank) of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe. John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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John mentioned in a video that she dies a year later
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This is a ridiculous statement, "Imagine how much money the publisher gets when you pay full price?" To begin, the publisher has published endless numbers of books that didn't make any money and when they published this book they didn't know if it would make money. Maybe John Greene... Read More
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