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The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Fault in Our Stars
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Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Authors: Green, John, 1977-
Title: The fault in our stars
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 318 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Awards & Distinctions: Abraham Lincoln Award, 2014.
Local Note: CLKYAFIC
ISBN: 9780525478812
0525478817
9780141345659
9780142424179
Statement of Responsibility: John Green
Subject Headings: Cancer Patients Fiction. Terminally ill Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Cancer
Terminally ill
Interpersonal relations
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Comment by: m2 Jun 23, 2014

Beautifully written and pungent as all get out. Read it out loud to someone you love.

Okay, the tears have stopped rolling off my nose. The subject is life among cancer-stricken teenagers. Loss, anger, pain, family, dreams, frustrations are treated honestly, with humor and pathos. From the eulogy of one of main characters comes this line, "You don't get to choose if you get h... Read More »

Comment by: crankylibrarian Aug 13, 2013

Knew the premise going in, yet was blown away by how moving it was. Terrific writing, with an authentic feel for teen expression.

Comment by: LocketLibrarian Jul 31, 2012

This is beyond amazing. One of Green's best, and one of the best books of the year.


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Aug 20, 2014
  • tprincess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was really good. This book helps to show whats happening in others lives and it helps show awarenss to concer.

DIS BOOK. DIS BOOK!!!! DIS BOOK was the best book I have ever read. I personally saw the movie and did not read the actual book but it wuz still rlly g000000d!!!! LOL it wuz gr8

Aug 19, 2014
  • TDSRC2014_IR rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this book, Hazel and Gus, the protagonists, share a not so typical love story. Hazel has cancer and knows she will one day die so she won't commit to being with Gus. When she finally gives in and explores life with Gus, something awful happens, his cancer comes back.

Aug 16, 2014
  • lollipops1730 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

All my friends told me that this book is incredible. I couldn't wait to read it so I bought it and I was really disappointed. Its sweet. the book is too slow and I don't see anything super amazing in it. it is well written but I didn't really like it.

Sad, but well written.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "So sad. But a novel that's filled with love and hope at the same time."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This was a good book, but a very emotional read at times."

Aug 12, 2014
  • blue_panda_119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This Book is amazing John Green is a magnificent author . This book touched my heart since on of my family members are going through cancer and this book lifted my spirit and helped a lot but after all This book is truly amazing!!!!!!!!! :)

Aug 11, 2014
  • mikaylah169 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the fault in our stars is a love story but also a tragic it is and combination of love and lost at the same time and it is perfect you will at the same time feel happy then heart broken at the same time what hazel Lancaster went through as a little girl was unexplainable and she needed some thing to look forward to as she started to notice that she was going to live a long time. so from my perspective I thought hazel meeting agustus waters was perfect and though he died this showed hazel she is not the only one going the depression and heartbreak she was just apart of the list and agustus was right there beside her to love her and care for her and be there when she needed it the most and they loved each other so I thought the book and also the movie was a beautiful tale of a young couple getting through the rest of there lives. this book made me laugh cry and think it was just bittersweet

mikaylah169

Aug 11, 2014
  • violet_dog_2208 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

happy they one teen choice award #fios

Wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. There were so many times when I could connect with the characters. Augustus portrays so well the many people who want so badly to be able to make a mark in history, to be remembered by the world rather than just a small portion of it but has a hard time because of his physical condition. While Hazel portrays the ones who wish to lay low, do what they can for the world but then slip away unnoticed. Such a great contrast between the different worldviews. It also shows what cancer patients really are, regular humans who long for love and comfort like any other human would, rather than what many see them as, pitiful sick creatures that don't have feelings anymore because of what they've been through, seeing them as chemozombies . It's an excellent read. With a great range of vocabulary. I highly recommend it.

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Aug 06, 2014
  • navy_cat_232 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 04, 2014
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Jul 30, 2014
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Hazel Grace expects to die of cancer. At a support group she meets a guy called Augustus Waters. He makes her life better and they fall in love. Then Augustus' cancer comes back and Hazel is scared for them. What will happen? Find out in The Fault In Our Stars

Aug 05, 2014
  • The_Snow_Man rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A heartwarming story about finding love in dark times, The Fault in Our Stars explores the life of Hazel Grace. Hazel, who suffers from thyroid cancer, attends a cancer support group weekly, where she meets Augustus Waters. Hazel and Augustus become fast friends but will their friendship survive and potentially become something more in the face of hardship?

Aug 01, 2014
  • ypzheng rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hazel is a 16 year old girl that has thyroid cancer. She has to carry an oxygen tank around with her to give her oxygen. She met Augustus in a cancer support group. The bond between them grew each day but days have to come to an end. Through their journey, they learn to love no matter what they are.

Jul 21, 2014
  • Kaylenp1006 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A girl with cancer meets a boy who also has cancer. They gone on this marvelous adventure together.

Jul 14, 2014
  • SupahHotFire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a romantic, but very real and heart breaking story. It will bring you to tears. You have Hazel then you have Gus. Hazel has cancer. Gus is in "remission". They are in love. There the perfect couple.Until you hit the reality that they have both have cancer. If you want to know what happens to this young couple you will have to read the book to find out.

Jul 14, 2014
  • Katherine2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hazel has a type of lung cancer. After meeting Augustus at a support group, Augustus and her fall in love. But they're in for a roller coaster of emotions as they battle their cancer.

Jul 11, 2014
  • camo_commander rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Review for the fault in our stars- hailey caton

The fault in our stars is a sad cancer story and an excellent love story but it is not any ordinary cancer book. In the Fault in our stars we follow Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus waters on an exciting journey of their love. Augustus is in love with hazel but hazel says she is a grenade and doesn’t want to get too close to Augustus. What will happen when Hazel finally falls for Augustus and one of them has bad news?
I thought this was a great book because it tells a really good story that is hard for me to categorize in any type of book genre. The Fault in Our stars maybe a cancer book but it is not an ordinary cancer book its an extraordinary cancer book with a great tale of love and an exciting mini adventure packed in one book and told in about 526 pages.

This is a very good book. A little bit of a twist on a teen love story. Watch out for the sexual references, cursing and the sexual scenes. Otherwise very well written.

Jul 05, 2014
  • sgranvil rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a magnificent love story about two teens with cancer.
It is all about how Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters spend their time together as they fall in love.
Through ups and downs and terrifying trips to the ER they are hopefuls.
It shows that just because you have cancer, doesn't mean you are a useless game piece on the board of life.
This story will captivate you from beginning to end, as you experience the roller coaster ride that is their lives.
It is a must read for all.

Jul 04, 2014
  • 22950008513780 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hazel Grace knows she is nothing if not terminal. Then she meets Augustus Waters and falls in love. She then realizes that some infinites are bigger then other infinites.

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Jul 04, 2014
  • 22950008513780 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: talks about cancer and death

Jul 04, 2014
  • 22950008513780 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: some teen sex and sexual jokes

Jul 04, 2014
  • 22950008513780 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Cancer and death. 10/10 WILL RIP OUT UR HEART

Sexual Content: Jokes and a vague love scene- safe though. 3/10

Coarse Language: S**t is used as well as b***h a** and the f word once in understandable circumstances. 5/10

Jun 23, 2014
  • runner_chick rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Teen sex

Jun 23, 2014
  • runner_chick rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some Swearing

Jun 21, 2014
  • SkylarkShadow rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Teen sex

Jun 21, 2014
  • SkylarkShadow rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some swearing

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"I'm on a rollercoaster that only goes up, my friend" -Augustus Waters

"Why are you looking at me like that?"

"Because you're beautiful, I enjoy looking at beautiful people,...and I don't like to deny myself of the simple pleasures of life."

Aug 01, 2014
  • basketball11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."

Aug 01, 2014
  • ypzheng rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."

Jul 25, 2014
  • rastadana rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Okay

"Sir, there's no smoking on this plane-- or any plane."

"It's a metaphor- he puts the killing thing between his teeth but he doesn't give it the power to kill him."

"Well that metaphor isn't allowed on this flight today."

"I fell in love with him the way you fall asleep...
slowly, then all at once."

"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."

"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...
but you do have some say in who hurts you.
I like my choices."

Jul 23, 2014
  • anj_30 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I fell in love with him the way you sleep, slowly then all at once"

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Official Movie Trailer

The Fault on Our Stars film trailer

Fault in Our Stars book trailer

Created by the JCL DeSoto Booktrailer Club.

Jul 20, 2012
  • Draw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

[Book Trailer] The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book trailer by "PenguinYoungReaders" or "Penguin teen", song is "Permafrost" by Laurena Segura. Okay? Okay.

Jun 28, 2012
  • PeculiarLeah rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Reading Chapter One of The Fault in Our Stars

John Green: author of TFiOS and co-creator of the Vlogbrothers on youtube reads the first chapter of his newest book #TFiOS #ThisStarWon'tGoOut

Jun 28, 2012
  • pscho rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Green interviewed about Fault in the Stars

Nice long interview with the author.

Mar 07, 2012
  • BPLNextBestTeens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Green reading Chapter One

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