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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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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."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Decent YA book, but not really as good as I thought it would be given the hype. As an adult reader, I found the characters flat and interchangeable, and the plot dragged for me. For a short book, I didn't zip through it as I thought I would."

Sep 02, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

such a grate book! I fell in love with it!
read it in 4 days it was so good.
at the end I felt like I knew Hazel and Gus, so I felt like crying.
really grate book!

Aug 31, 2014
  • JaclynA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful. I cried at the end, but I am not sure if they were happy or sad tears be cause iI was laughing at the same time. A great summer read. It really pulls the heartstrings.

Aug 30, 2014
  • AfrikasGirl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Aside from atypical characters (not speaking about being terminally ill, but of the 2 protagonist's and 1 antagonist personalities) this story was disappointingly a cliche romance story. Van H was great disappointment and, overall, between him and Augustus, there was frankly a bit too much nonsensical oratorical confabulation. Just like my last sentence, a lot of "big" words were used to feed egos, which at first was gripping and fresh, but became tiring.

Worth reading, because there are some good messages within (how we tend to live life focused on being remembered when we die) but was watered down a bit by certain aspects of characters.

Aug 27, 2014
  • Rox9300 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The main character of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, a realistic-fiction novel, is Hazel Grace Lancaster, a pretty typical teenage girl, except for the fact that she’s diagnosed with cancer and has to use an oxygen tank to breathe. In order to please her mother, Hazel frequently attends a cancer support group for teenagers, along with her friend Isaac, who lost an eye to cancer. One day, Isaac brings along his best friend to a meeting, and that is when Hazel encounters Augustus Waters, a 17 year old amputee who quickly connects with Hazel through an understanding of what it is to live with cancer, and love for a book that ends mid-sentence. From then on, their relationship grows, and the events of their story unravel.
The Fault in Our Stars is one of the most relatable books I’ve ever read. The story has themes that everyone can relate to, whether they be: love, friendship, family, tragedy, or the questions we’ve all asked ourselves- Will I leave a mark on this world? Will I be remembered? The themes are relatable, as are the characters. John Green created these characters, and he made them so much more than just cancer kids. He made them witty, deep, humorous, serious, lovable, and just so real. It’s honestly an amazing book, and I think John Green outdid himself with it. It’s beautifully written, and despite it being a cancer book, it’s extremely humorous, inspiring, and deep. John Green took a cheesy and tragic plot, and turned it into something new and different, and that’s something that plays a tremendous part on the effects this book has on readers.
Overall, this book is phenomenal, and you should check it out if you haven’t already.

i have herd good things about this book is it that good ?__?

A good little read! It was a little sad,

Aug 26, 2014
  • viviyencao rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I felt that this book was a typical romance novel, but obviously not all romance novels include loved ones dying with a disease. I do not usually cry when I read books, but when I read TFIOS I cried. Honestly speaking, there wasn't much impact about the whole dying concept because I felt that it was too rushed. It was like, love, love, love, *die*. Although I say this, it was very descriptive and made me imagine what the main characters would have looked like - Ellen Page as Hazel and a blonde Hollister model as Augustus. I will give this book 4 stars out of 5 just because it was pretty interesting.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! A MUST READ

The Fault In Our Stars is a realistic fiction book by John Green. This book is about two teens who have a terrible challenge of cancer. Hazel Grace is a 16 year old girl who has lung cancer. Augustus Waters, her boyfriend, is a recovering cancer patient but sadly it left a mark. Together they try to find Van Houten, author of Hazel's favorite book, An Imperial Affliction. One of my favorite parts in the book is the twisted plot involving Augustus. I recommend this book to young adults who are interested in sad comedy, but some readers may not enjoy the graphic descriptions.

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Sep 02, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Aug 04, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_3077 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 03, 2014
  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 30, 2014
  • AdrianaPaola rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 20, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book is for faggots :(double plusunlike.) it's a shame the didn't both die of cancer.

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.

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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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Sep 02, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Okay?" "Okay."

Aug 27, 2014
  • dickalan rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Look at my gay cancer infected balls. LOOK AT THEM!!! -Mr Waters

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

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

"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."

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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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