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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
*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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I don't think a book has ever been written as beautifully as this one and made me feel this way. So happy and sad at the same timePublished 4 hours ago by Mackenzie
I enjoyed reading this, but it wasn't as great as I had expected it to be, given the amount of press it got.Published 8 hours ago by K. Z.
For someone with a medical background, I found it interesting to read about teenagers coping with terminal ca and especially their interactions with their parents,peers, and... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Jim & Virginia Lemon
I'm an adult reader and I love this book! It was an easy and fast read. I especially loved the character Augustus.Published 14 hours ago by Julia
This book has been probably the best book that i have read in a long time. I usually do not enjoy reading most books because of the slow pace and not a lot of action. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Karen
Philosophy for the masses, complex epistemological ideas folded into a quiet teen romance? This is not a perfect book, like this life is not a perfect life, but it has a lot to... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Douglas K. Beagley