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. Opens in theaters on June 6, 2014 TODAY Book Club pick TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012 -Millions of copies sold-   #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller #1 Indie Bestseller

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5 months ago

My head is swimming in post-awesome-novel euphoric bliss as I type this review. Sweet Jesus, I love this novel.

Usually, I really hate it when people claim to be completely in love after a couple of short encounters with one another. I don’t like this happening in stories either, even if they are fictional! It completely destroys the story for me because I can’t for the life of me get myself to believe that the characters are truly in love. You know, that “I’d shoot you and then run in front of the bullet before it hits you” kind of love. So I was kind of bummed that John Green gave me the exact type of love story that I don’t believe in. But you know what? I got over it.

This novel, as Markus Zusak put it, is about ‘life and death and the people caught in between’. Although there is a cute little love story running from page to page throughout this novel, I don’t think it’s actually about love. Not in that sense anyway. It’s about a dying teenager’s fear of oblivion, his nightmare that he won’t have the heroic death he dreams of; it’s about discovering what true heroism is. It’s about a girl so scared of her death causing her loved ones pain that she calls herself a grenade and attempts to isolate herself, it’s about parents struggling to cope with the knowledge that they may outlive their children, trying to get their dying children to live while they’re alive and a blind teenager dreading of ever seeing a world where his best friend no longer exists.

The Fault in Our Stars has received incredible feedback, and although I’m not one to give a shit about such things considering I tend to rate ‘popular’ novels quite poorly, I was honestly stunned by how much I enjoyed reading this one. I picked this novel up and I couldn’t put it down until I had read the last word. Green doesn’t allow you to get bored, his characters are fun, they’re likeable and personally I found them really interesting, though one may argue that it’s incredibly rare to come across teenagers who use such advanced vocabulary in ‘normal’ conversation.

If you haven’t read it already, I seriously think you should.

Nancy Negi

4 months ago

My face was mascara strewn by the time i finished reading this book. The narrative is written in a humorous way but even through the funny lines of a teenager, one cannot stop the tears sliding down their face as the story continues. Reading this book actually made me think about the torment that goes through a person's head when they know they have a limited time. More than the love story, it was the sacrificing ordeal of the family that got me to tears. One may feel it is a sad story which leaves a reader with a heavy heart after reading it but the beauty of the book is something which the reader will understand without saying it out aloud. I suggest this book to everyone, not because it is popular but for the reason to realize how much we can appreciate our lives.

sana shahid

4 months ago

A heart touching story that left me in the pool of tears when i finished it. Although I found that the plot has nothing extra-ordinary in it but the way John Green has put it in words, the style and diction he used, was marvelous.

The most recommended book!

Steph Furlan

3 months ago

The novel is a whirlpool of emotion. It’ll make you laugh out loud, even when the characters discuss touchy subjects. They’re trying to live the best lives they can, even with its struggles and imperfections, but aren’t we all? Even if Hazel and Augustus don’t have the best circumstances, they do what they can, even crack a joke or two to laugh about death rather than let it loom over them.

While the novel wasn’t groundbreaking, it is memorable.

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Chelsea Grate

3 months ago

I didn't want to read it at first because it was a movie and there were a lot of 13-14 year girls gushing over it. That's usually not my thing. But I picked it up in the store and read a couple pages and it was actually really good. So I bought it.

I finished it within 72 hours of buying it.

It was really good. It felt sincere. It made me laugh out loud; it made me cry; it made me think about the things that are important to me. Especially being able to spend time with the ones I love without a virtual clock ticking down on our time.

It was an amazing book, and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves love and who can understand what it really means to love someone that you can't have forever.

Gidget's Reading List

about 1 month ago

I have read this book many times and we own 2 copies that is how much we love this book! Amazing Must Read Book! This is a love story like no other and one that I recommend everyone to read. It is a love story between Hazel and Augustus. A love story about parents whose kids have cancer and they count each and every day just like the kids. It is also about a great friendship between Isaac, Hazel and Augustus.

Read the book, you will not be sorry. I've seen the movie and while I really enjoyed it because Ansel Elgort is the perfect Gus, and Shaliene Woodley is the perfect Hazel. I did have some issues with the movie. It was chopped up to much, too much taken out of the book to make the movie. I mean they could have totally made this movie 2 hours and 20 mins ( like Divergent) and done this book the justice it deserved. That being said we do own the movie on digital and I've watched it several times. If I want to ugly cry buckets though I read the book!

Sofia Duarte

about 1 month ago

I loved this book so much!!!!

Siobhan Davis Author

16 days ago

This book is total genius, I absolutely loved it and I have read it four times at the last count. I adore John Green's writing, he is so witty and eloquent and there are so many quotes that stand out for me. I personally really liked the dialogue between Hazel Grace and Gus and it was so easy to get invested in these characters. I'll happily admit that I spent parts of this book laughing out loud and others sobbing into my pillow (always the sign of a brilliant book in my view). I have seen some criticism which has stated the dialogue is unbelievable for kids of their age and I couldn't disagree more. While I appreciate that not every teenager would converse like that, I think to assume that some aren't capable of articulating in such a fashion is insulting to the intelligence of teenagers. I found it very refreshing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book.

Callie James

about 13 hours ago

I'll admit I'd heard so much hype about this book that I wanted to dislike it. A book so gushed over that you expect your life to change by the second chapter. Nothing can be THAT good, right?

Well, reading this book didn't change my life, but I now have to categorize The Fault in Our Stars as one of the best YA books I've ever read. It certainly was the saddest. The premise alone tells you the story can't end well, or at least not on a positive note. And I hate tragedies. I avoid them because I don't like crying and I don't like unhappy endings.

But this book was worth the box of tissues needed to get through it, and I have to add that the magic wasn't necessarily in the story, but the way the author told the story. When I finished the book yesterday, I was so thrilled and thankful that I'd chosen to read the book instead of seeing the movie to save time, and that's a rarity for me.

I'm currently losing a member of my family to cancer, so my resentment of terminal illness kept me from allowing the book to hook me until the middle when I could no longer put it down. And then I smiled and cried and it was a hell of a ride, but I was so happy when the emotional roller coaster stopped. It's THAT powerful.

I highly recommend this book. Just don't read it if you're currently losing someone to cancer. That aspect sucked big time.