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The Fault in Our Stars [Kindle Edition]

John Green
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,386 customer reviews)

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Review

Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy (Jodi Picoult)

A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more (Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief)

Damn near genius . . . Simply devastating . . . Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion (TIME)

Funny . . . Poignant . . . Luminous (Entertainment Weekly)

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Electric ... Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy -- Jodi Picoult A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more -- Markus Zusak, Author Of The Book Thief Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ... Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion TIME Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment Weekly

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1053 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z8ZKS2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,386 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fault in Our Stars 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Put aside any resistance, this is worth reading 26 May 2012
By Julia Flyte TOP 100 REVIEWER
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Purely Amazing. 28 Dec 2013
By Caitlin
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars hold me ... please
First of all, this is not perfect. Then again, lets face it, whoever wanted to be perfect. How boring would that be eh? Full of John Green's usual flaws but in a wonderful way. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Steven Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars amazed and shocked me
I have started reading this book yesterday afternoon and finished it in 6 hours. I am under its spell soo much I cannot think of anything else. Read more
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Great book , couldn't stop reading till the end
Published 1 day ago by mr w middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Never have I cried so much in one book
Wonderfully written, beautiful story, unputdownable, thank you John Green for a modern, funny, sad, happy romance that was a change from the norm.
Published 1 day ago by Sandy
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book john green 💪
The book was amazing, but it wouldn't be suitable for children under 12. Seemingly as there are a lot of swear words and parts that children wouldn't understand. Read more
Published 1 day ago by DC
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
i loved this book it was so sad and happy at the same time its a real page turner. i loved this book from start to finish and i could not put it down. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Sophie100
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It was one of the best books I have ever read and it is so as rd I almost cried towards the end.
Published 1 day ago by Caitlin Amber Swan
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Published 1 day ago by robfj1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loves this. Very well written.
Published 1 day ago by Graham Michael RUSSELL
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