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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton (12 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525478817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525478812
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,394 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS" "Damn near genius . . . "The Fault in Our Stars "is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it's also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness." --Lev Grossman, "TIME" Magazine "This is a book that breaks your heart--not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts." --"The Atlantic" "A story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them.""--People" "Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy.""--USA Today" "A smarter, edgier "Love Story "for the Net Generation.""--Family Circle " "Because we all need to feel first love again. . . . Sixteen-year-old Hazel faces terminal cancer with humor and pluck. But it isn't until she meets Augustus in a support group that she understands how to love or live fully."--Oprah.com, a Best Book selection and one of "5 Books Every Woman Needs to Read Before Her Next Birthday" "[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book."--NPR.org "Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . reminds you that sometimes when life feels like it's ending, it's actually just beginning.""--Parenting "magazine "John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit.""--The Washington Post " "[Green] shows us true love--two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals--and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach." --"New York Times Book Review" "In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph." --"Booklist," starred review "You know, even as you begin the tale of their young romance, that the endo --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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John Green is a bestselling and award-winning author of young-adult fiction titles. An Abundance of Katherines (Dutton, 2006) was a finalist in the Michael L. Printz Book Award and Paper Towns (Bloomsbury, 2010) won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Sarah.

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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Alexandra on 5 Jan 2014
Format: Paperback
Let me start out by saying that this book ripped my heart from my chest, crumpled it and then proceeded to throw it on the ground and trample on it in the most beautiful way imaginable.
I was slightly hesitant going into this book as I don't read many contemporary novels, and it was so hyped up by both friends and reviews I've read/seen about it that I was sure I was in for some major disappointment.
I couldn't have been more wrong. John Green's writing is something I rarely find, the kind where I never stumble over a word in mid-sentence because it flows so perfectly. The story itself was just phenomenal. I fell in love with the characters, I laughed at the dark humor, I cried continuously for a good five or six chapters and no word of a lie I have never cried at a book before (I tend to have somewhat of an ice heart).
Please, please do not be put off by the hype this book has received, it truly is warranted, and even if, like me, you don't tend to read much contemporary give it a go. This is one of those books that I feel pretty much most people could find enjoyment in. I already have a list of friends and family members that I will be loaning this book to because in my humble opinion everyone needs to experience the flawlessness that is The Fault in Our Stars.
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436 of 469 people found the following review helpful By Julia Flyte TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 May 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have to admit, even though I'd heard this book was really good, the thought of a young adult novel about teenagers with cancer didn't hugely appeal to me. My initial reactions were also somewhat less than stellar - everyone talks in a razor-sharp, ultra witty way that feels straight out of an Aaron Sorkin or Diablo Cody movie and not even remotely how any 16 or 17 year old I know speaks. I feared that it was going to be all style without substance, bouncing along until a requisite tearjearking conclusion.

I was wrong.

This is a book peopled with a group of characters that you really care about. At its core are the star-crossed lovers, Hazel (with terminal cancer) and Augustus (a cancer survivor). They meet at a cancer support group and become close, despite Hazel's desire to avoid becoming a "grenade" in anybody's life - by which she means someone who will unwittingly cause significant hurt through their passing. They are fantastically loveable characters, who flit between deep conversations about the meaning of life and finding refuge in video games and reality TV shows. I loved them both. Still do.

But the book is more than that. It's about coming to terms with the fact that your life will almost certainly never rise above insignificance - yes, you will matter to your family and friends, hey maybe even write a few reviews that people like on Amazon, but ultimately you probably won't make any life changing impact on the world. It's about the way we shrink from people with terminal disease only to laud them when they pass. It's about the impact that terminal diseases have on the families of those left behind.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Ashleigh Allsopp on 2 Feb 2014
Format: Paperback
This is the third John Green novel I’ve read, and it’s definitely my favourite. As a character, Hazel captivated me from the start. She’s been terminally ill for several years, so her attitude towards life is intriguing, insightful and believable. Augustus didn’t resonate with me quite so much. He’s a little less believable – perhaps a bit overly extrovert. Nevertheless, I still understood why Hazel was so drawn to him.

The Fault in Our Stars is a quick read; I finished it within a day or two. That’s thanks to its addictive storyline and John Green’s smooth writing style that lets you forget the words and see the world beyond them instead. The direction of storyline isn’t as straight forward as I thought it would be when I first began reading, and I loved that about it. I did figure it out quite early on, but it didn’t matter.

Strangely, considering how much of an emotional wreck I can be, I didn’t actually cry while reading The Fault in Our Stars, which is a bit disappointing. I felt utterly sad, of course, but the lack of real tears tells me that my connection with the characters and their lives was not quite strong enough. I would have liked to have been pulled just a little further into the story, and I think that it was my faltering belief in Augustus that stopped me. I would have benefitted from a better understanding of Augustus, I think, but I just couldn’t quite get to grips with his personality.

That said, I’d recommend The Fault in Our Stars to everyone. It reminds you how precious life is, and how lucky we are to be healthy. It reminds you to take every opportunity you get, and I love that about it. I’m sure The Fault in Our Stars will stay with me for a long time, and I’d be tempted to revisit it again in the future if I feel like I’m forgetting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Caitlin on 28 Dec 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I had extremely high expectations before reading this book and I can honestly say that it lived up to every single one of them. Hazel and Augustus are characters with a real story, a story you not only read, but imagine. The book itself is amazingly written, reducing me to tears and making me smile like an idiot. John Green is a fantastically talented writer and the story of Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster is one I will never forget.
I strongly suggest you read this book no matter who you are or what you normally read.
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