The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Penguin Group US | January 10, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Fault in Our Stars is rated 4.3462 out of 5 by 26.

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.

 

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101569182

ISBN - 13: 9781101569184

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Artist of the Written Word John Green paints a beautiful picture with his brilliant use of the written word. The event, while unlikely to happen in our reality, form a flawless story worthy of the Queen's eyes. Hazel-Grace and Augustus Waters are unforgettable. Their love is everything you could hope for and more. The movie, while great in itself, simply doesn't give the book justice.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written... Speak|April 8, 2014|Trade Paperback|ISBN # 978-0-14-242417-9 Sixteen-year-old, Hazel is dying of cancer and is permanently connected to oxygen which she carries on a little wheeled cart behind her. She attends a Cancer Support Group for teenagers where she meets, Agustus, a seventeen-year-old male who is also dying of cancer. At first their friendship is just that, a friendship but over time they begin to fall in love and what a love story it is. They both end up reading the same book and are quite dismayed when the author leaves the ending to the story blank. It just about drives them crazy not knowing what happens to the characters in the book. Augusts and Hazel write a letter to the author asking him if he'll tell them his thoughts on the proper ending to the book. After much back and forth, the author finally invites them to come to Holland to find out. Augustus uses his 'One Wish' from the Wish Foundation to get him and Hazel to Holland for a 3-day trip to meet with the author to find out the answers they're both so desperately seeking. Hazel's mother will accompany them on the trip as a chaperone. Once in Holland their expectations are drastically altered and what they find is devastating to them both. This isn't what they signed up for and are severely disheartened. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS will make you laugh and make you cry. You'd best keep a box of kleenex next to you while you're reading this one. I read it in one sitting it was THAT good!!! Beautifully written.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Book! I read this fiction book after my daughter; who has cancer did. It was a great story that left me in tears a lot. I am not a big reader but I couldn't put the book down. It helped us both understand how some people feel and deal with cancer. Once I finished the book we watched the movie. I cried watching the movie too but not as much as I did reading the book. John Green is a good author and I look forward to reading more of his books. Taught me a lot about the word CANCER!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 for all the tears Okay, okay. I know this book is so much for the chicks. With after the so much hype I gave this book a go. But geez this made me fall into tears-after-tears. I do not usually read books that are intended for the YA group but this book by John Green gave me a little more different perspective and I thank hm for that. Now I might be bringing back my my inner youth in me. The characters are very relatable in a sense that you don't need to have an illness or imminent death to feel what they are going through. Perhaps this novel is a good read for all people to give them a glimpse of what its and how does it feel like living with cancer. Now I am looking forward to see other John Green novels. BTW: I did not like the movie adaptation. I did not cry as much as I did while reading the book.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made my girlfriend cry I didn't actually read the book - it was part of a series of bday gifts for the girlfriend. However, she said she enjoyed it and that it made her cry. So I think that's a good thing.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable This book is amazing, touching and life changing! It completely changes the way that we think of life and love. This book will keep you thinking about everything that you think you know about love long after you finish it. It's the story of two teenagers who learn to love each other, despite their difficulties and flaws. Read this book, and you will never regret it and you will never forget it. In this book the characters are not perfect, which is why most people who have read it can relate to it and love it. Overall, this book is an epic love story that, if you read it you will never forget it.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so manny emotions! this book made me feel so many emotions! I recommend this books to everyone, guy or girl, adult or teenager! It's a really good book!
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing This book is something that will change your life forever. It teaches us that love is precious, it teaches us to appreciate life in a new way. This book is worth any price and I believe everyone should have a chance to read this. John Green is a genius. This book will make you laugh, cry, smile, and lie awake at night. It is definitely something you should read.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching! I really enjoyed this book more then I had expected to. I've read many romance novels from adult romance to teen romance, but this one was different. It really did touch me in ways other teen romances haven't especially when Augustus begins getting really sick. I saw the movie and then read the book and there are things from the book that they changed in the movie but both are still good! It's not a book about cancer, but instead about a boy and a girl who have cancer and find each other at a cancer support group. Two very intelligent young people who fall in love.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This book took me 3.5 hours to read from start to finish. It was beautifully written and touched my heart.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from over-hyped book I felt this book was simplistic and actually not entirely realistic. It has a worn-out and predictable story line, and writing that is very basic.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over-hyped I was not a fan of this piece and the more I read fiction from John Green I come to realize how simple and utterly unimpressive his work is. He has a large internet following due to his success on youtube and that is all I can say about the success of this and his other works. The story was predictable and characters fell flat. The leading male, in particular was written with one goal and that was to be adored by the audience. Despite this being a "story about kids with cancer," but not being a book about cancer... there was a lot of cancer. You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. Well, you can put a love story in a book about kids with cancer but it is still a book about kids with cancer.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Undeniably sad, but also beautiful and heartfelt The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, an empathetic 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer. She has been battling the illness since the age of 12, and a new drug seems to have stopped the cancer’s progress. She needs to be hooked to an oxygen tank though to help her breathe, and she totes the device wherever she goes. However, illness has isolated her, and she spends most of her time at home with her parents. So her mother asks her to go to a support group for young cancer survivors, hoping she will make new friends there. That’s where Hazel meets Augustus, a handsome boy with grand ambitions. Their friendship grows into love as they spend more and more time together. They become obsessed with a book, An Imperial Affair by Peter Van Houten, and they wish they could meet the author in Amsterdam to clarify questions about the ending. Most of the time, they try to live like normal teenagers, but cancer cannot exactly be ignored… Hazel’s character is based on Esther Earl, an American girl who had thyroid cancer and passed away at the age of 16 in 2010. John Green met her at a Harry Potter convention, and they became friends. However, the author had already started working on a book about cancer before he even knew Esther. In fact, it took him 10 years to write The Fault in Our Stars. The idea came to him when he worked as a children’s chaplain in a hospital. In this capacity, he saw first-hand the ravages of cancer, and he wanted to write about it. The title of the book comes from a line in the Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.” John Green disagreed with this statement, as he believed the world to be a very unjust place. The suffering and death of children in particular made the author angry. So he decided to address these feelings in his book. While The Fault in Our Stars is undeniably sad, it is also beautiful and very heartfelt. In addition, the fact that the story is told from Hazel’s point of view makes it all the more real to the reader. Unfortunately, Esther Earl never got to read the book, but I’m sure she would have loved it. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from exceptional reading right here Really good story. You would never know that a man was the writer, because Hazel's voice is loud and clear. Green really takes you to a first look at what it is to be a youth with terminally sickness. He doesn't make you feel sorry for them (like you think you would). But you become so engrossed in their lives that you want to know more and more. Two great extremely likable and witty characters in fictional reading. Great chemistry together and the reader will enjoy following Hazel and Augustus. They are also hilarious yet real it's as if these two truly did exist. I'm looking forward to reading more of Green's book. I think I'm going to pick up Paper Towns.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Beautifuly Written! ** may contain spoilers** The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is a cancer story that is not about cancer, it’s really about the lives of some remarkable individuals who just happen to have cancer. Readers follow the lives of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, along with their mutual friend Isaac, through their ups and downs. We get to follow their little infinity and learn just how powerful the word “Okay” can be. This is one of the most powerful stories I have read, and good news it’s coming out as a movie REALLY soon (Officially June 6th but I get to see it June 5th). You experience the highs and lows that Hazel experiences along with her, John Green writes in a way that makes the words come alive on the page. You get to travel to Amsterdam with her, and fall in-love with Augustus as she does — “It’s a metaphor” — the chemistry between the two main characters is simply amazing, it’s raw, and it’s real! But yet, it’s not a love story that would only appeal to girls, I know of many guys as well who have fallen in love with this book. This is one of my all time top ten books and I will give it 5/5 stars simply because I love it that much. If you haven’t read it GO READ IT, preferably before you see the movie (that John Green himself approved of) and let me know what you think! Thank you John Green for such an amazing and powerful novel! *warning make sure you have Kleenex as every time I’ve read this book I became a hot mess of tears*
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TFIOS! Best Book! The Fault In Our Stars is a very emotional book that is not like other books. The book is highly recommended by me to all the people who love reading books. Even if you're not a fan of reading I'm sure you'll like this book. This book is about Hazel (a cancer patient) that is insisted into going to a support group for teens with cancer by her parents. Hazel having thyroid cancer, has to carry a tank of oxygen with her everywhere she goes. The tank is attached to her nose so she can receive oxygen, since her lungs can't do that for her. This book has a lot of pros and cons that come with it. Even though the the book has one con in my personal opinion the book has way more pros to beat it. There are are a lot of pros to this book and some of them are: the book is a very romantic book if you're into romance, the book is very very very inspirational and one other major thing I liked about this book and you'll like is, the book has a lot of of twists and turns. Usually books like this end with a happily ever after but not this book. Im not going to spoil the book but the book is not normal. It is very interesting in its own way, which is why I love this book so much and why so many other people love this book so much as well. When I say love this book I mean I know people who have read this book 6 times. Thats how good this book is. When Hazel goes to support group she meets a boy named Angustus (Gus) who has been free of cancer for years but mostly goes to support group for accompanying his friend, Isaac.When Angustus and Hazel meet a lot of things happen in between them, that may or may not make them develop feelings for each other. For anyone out there that like romantic and emotional books this is the book for you. It will make you laugh, cry and maybe will make you stay up all night thinking about it. This book is so good that you might even hate it because of that.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful This book failed all my expectations. From first hand experience of cancer it was terrible. I can't believe he did such an awful job. I would never recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Written This book doesn't have an exceptional story line. There are lots of books about cancer where people fall in love and someone dies. What makes it different though is that it is so well written and John Green makes the characters very life like and likeable.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautifully written!! this book made me cry! at first it was because of hazel and augustus's cuteness together, but as i kept reading it was because of something else. no matter how much damage that book did to me, it also inspired me and thousands of others out there in the world!! i used to only read fantasy/adventure books but after reading this i got interested in other genres too and now my bookshelf consists of all kinds of books. i seriously recommend this book to any big reader out there; no matter what genres you're into this book will pull you into its fanbase. so basically, what i'm trying to say is this book is perfection, legendary.
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav <><> this book was amazing! the first half of the book was cute because it was just about the two and their relationship! but as you near the end you should definitely have like 5 kleenex boxes with you! but no matter what that book did to me it's still one of the best books i've ever read (if not the best). but what i especially liked about the book was that it wasnt really about cancer; it was more about hazel and augustus's love for each other. i'm usually into fantasy/adventure books but this book really made me start reading things outside my genre, and now my bookshelf consists of all kinds of books! john green really did an amazing job and inspired so many with that book.
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Here's a book for you, non- fiction fans! ‘Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.’ (Green, 189). This is just one of the great quotes in this amazing non-fiction novel, The fault in our stars, by John Green. 16 year old, Hazel Grace is forced to go to a support group. She’s had cancer for a while, but looks like it did her a favor because without it, she wouldn’t have met her new love, Augustus Waters. I really enjoyed reading this novel. I thought it was the by far the best book I’ve read this year. The fault in our stars is so interesting and it is filled with plenty of details. It was not hard at all to concentrate! I really admired Hazel Grace. She made people feel good about themselves and she was going through so much with her life, but she stayed strong the whole time. Cancer is a hard thing to deal with, especially knowing you won’t make it very much longer, but Hazel Grace didn’t show that. I would definitely rate this book a 4.5/5. The fault in our stars is not for younger children. I don’t think they would be able to really understand what it was about. I think anyone over the age of 12 should try reading this book. If you start you’ll never want to stop! I would recommend this to people who like sad, but romantic non-fiction novels. This was such a great book because it was so interesting and it was the type of books I like. I really think you should try reading The fault in our stars, by John Green.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, I cried The first two hundred pages or so is very much a light read, filled with happy times. While the last part...... lets just say to have tissues at the ready. I enjoyed the more realistic perspective John Green puts on cancer, and cancer survivors/ patients. I also enjoyed the funny parts in the book (I discovered you can be laughing with tears of sadness running down your face).
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story I wanted to read this book before the movie came out, because I really think you can get way more out of a book then a movie. This was an amazing story, very touching and humorous! I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a gem! I recently purchased this novel based on a suggestion made by one of my friends, and I am glad I followed her advice! This novel was full of rich description and surprising plot twists.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY GREAT! I read this book about a year ago, when it was just becoming popular. And I must say since then all I could think about was the book, how it was written and the story itself. John Green as since become one of my all time favourite authors. Its not only a teenager's book but an adult one too. I recommend it to everyone, and I hope they love and enjoy it as much as possible. NOW with the movie coming out I am counting down the days!
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read Brought this book on vacation with me, wanting to read it before the movie came out. Finished it in less than two days, then lent it to my cousin who read it one morning waiting for us all to wake up! Such a smooth read. I don't usually laugh or cry while reading books, but this one made me do both.
Date published: 2014-04-28

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The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101569182

ISBN - 13: 9781101569184

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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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