The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more 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 the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Childrens Books, 2012
New York : Penguin Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525478812
0525478817
9780147513731
9780142424179
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION GREEN...J
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 22 cm

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The best for last. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more 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 the Cancer Kid Support Group, Haze... Read More »

Starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, "The Fault in our Stars" is set to be released in June 2014.


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wombatcombat
Jul 18, 2017

Did I cry my eyes out while reading this book? Of course. Have I read it a million times? Yup. Will I read it again? Yes!

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vunavarrete
Jul 12, 2017

I love this story! It reminds you of how every life has a value, and has such a good, relatable, story line, even if we cannot relate to Hazel's illness. The movie was good, but the book was even better!

This is the BEST book ever!!!!!! I think to me that it teaches readers that no matter what you do your life still matters. So make the best out of it!!!!

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dragonqueen81
Mar 28, 2017

I enjoyed reading this book. It made me appreciate the fact that life is fleeting and we never know what will happen to us next. John Greene draws us in with engaging and lovable characters and then breaks our hearts. One warning for future readers, have tissues readily handy as inevitably tears may fall at some point in the story.

AL_SHERRI Mar 15, 2017

I loved this story which seems at first to be your typical teen love/tragedy type that we have come to expect. But this is a book that rose above that, and I didn't mind crying at all!

I loved reading The Fault In Our Stars because the book shows that even if you have cancer that you can be a normal teenager and that you can fall in love. It also shows you that the sky is the limit, and you can do anything you want if you believe in yourself.The book definitely made me cry because it's so touching to see what Hazel went through and what it's like to have cancer, and to become cancer free.

- Mary, age 14

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black_falcon_465
Jan 29, 2017

This book was beautiful, a masterpiece. John Green will draw you in and keep you captivated until the last word. It has a wonderful plot, lovable characters, and a satisfying conclusion. I took off a half star for language, which is a bit excessive and unnecessary. Otherwise it is very nearly perfect for a modern book, and I would suggest it to anyone who has not read it yet. This book will suck you in, it will make you laugh, and cry, and love, and hate and then will suddenly dump you out at the end, leaving you changed forever.

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obtusata
Jan 02, 2017

In a world bombarded with books about kids who win against all odds and stand strong with the utmost courage until the end, it's nice to read a sad story with real people and real reactions to real tragedies. This was a lovely book with many quiet and sad moments.

krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

Just read this book. "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations." That's how I feel when I try to put into words how this book is. It's beautiful, it's terrible, it deals with hard subjects. It's so good.

TSCPL_Anna Dec 04, 2016

John Green is weird for me. I love his writing, yet I just never really got into any of his characters (which feels like blasphemy since I love YA!). The Fault in Our Stars was the exception for me. Books about main characters dying from cancer are about as common as vampire romances, but Green somehow finds a way to make this original and meaningful. So grab your tissues and snuggle in for a binge reading session, because you'll probably want to read this all in one sitting.

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krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."

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genius_girl
Sep 28, 2016

"Okay?"
"Okay."

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I've gotten really hot since you went blind.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Come over here so I can examine your face with my hands and see deeper into your soul than a sighted person ever could.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.”

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Jun 28, 2017

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Lily_Anne
May 12, 2017

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Skylar0806
Apr 26, 2017

Skylar0806 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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bethusala
Apr 14, 2017

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jacqueline2004
Oct 17, 2016

jacqueline2004 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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SweetDaisy
Aug 26, 2016

SweetDaisy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ltrull
Jul 05, 2016

ltrull thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Hazel Grace tries to live be a normal teenager...despite her diagnosis with thyroid cancer. When she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for cancer, they quickly fall into a whirlwind romance.

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Superduperstar99
Jul 15, 2016

Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, a similarly teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the author, he and Hazel work on the adventure of their brief lives.

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YH123
Jul 09, 2016

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a teenager girl who was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer when she was young, her life is depressing and sad and she experiences things that not every teen experiences. That all changes when a new kid she meets named Augustus Waters. He changes her life. Follow Hazel on her journey battling cancer.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Hazel has come to the end of her life while she is still alive. In this story she embraces her suffering and death despite the fact that dying of cancer slowly and with reliance on a drug treatment that kills her as it saves her. May we all learn from our friends and family and fate with as much trust, hope and honest anger as the characters in this wonderful novel.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars provides a look into the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from thyroid cancer that has spread into her lungs. Throughout the book, she is accompanied by her oxygen tank, which is necessary to help her breathe. Her outlook on life completely changes when she meets hottie Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. A series of plot twists will keep the reader guessing throughout the duration of the novel. And yes, I cried during the ending.

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ayesharazzaq
Aug 07, 2015

The 2 lovers fight cancer together

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Dmwma_nom
Jul 23, 2015

An amazing story of two dying kids who fell in love.

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blobinshlober
Jul 08, 2015

This book is about a young girl named Hazel and her journey through a first romance. Ends in tragedy....

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TealSeals
Jul 02, 2015

This book is about a Girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mom put her in a support group and she met Augustus Waters.

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Leeann2004
Jun 30, 2015

16 year old, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has cancer. She meets Augustus Waters and fell in love with him. Though tragedy came.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Sexual Content: opens with discussion of how an adult deals (or doesn't) with having lost both testicles to testicular cancer. A touch on the cheek is charged with sexual energy. How will Hazel kiss if she can hardly breathe? She sets boundaries on her and Gus's sexual interractions. He understands, respects and accepts them. Sex in this relationship is as honest, healthy and appreciative as it as it can be.

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katiescollon
Jun 23, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of kissing and one s** scene, not suitable for everyone

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Coarse Language: Nothing too vulgar, some f-bombs here and there.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense when some characters get critically sick.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Sexual Content: One sex scene, not too intensely detailed.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Other: Sad, might rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirt ground. But still worth the read, it's a beautiful story.

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EternalJules
Sep 21, 2014

Other: Talks about cancer unrealistically.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Coarse Language: some swearing but most teens will already be accustomed to that.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: talks about cancer and death

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Sexual Content: some teen sex and sexual jokes

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