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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.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Flyleaf inscribed by the author.
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.
Local Note: Core Youth
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ISBN: 014242417X
9780142424179
Statement of Responsibility: John Green
Subject Headings: Love stories Young adult literature. Terminally ill Young adult fiction. Cancer in adolescence Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Love stories
Terminally ill
Cancer in adolescence
LCCN: 2011045783
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List - JoCoLibraryPRL 10251 by: JoCoLibraryPRL Oct 19, 2014

Under the "love stories that will make you cry" umbrella, along with The Notebook. Added by JCLBethanyT.

List - I'm With the Banned. by: SusanOP Oct 01, 2014

This novel about a 16 year old cancer patient was removed from middle schools in Riverside, CA over one parent's objection to sexual content, crude language, and being "morbid."

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.

Comment by: JCLBeckyC Jul 01, 2013

I enjoyed this book, especially the two main characters, Hazel and Augustus. The other characters are relatively two-dimensional, especially all four grief-stricken parents. I was disappointed in the over-the-top characterization of Van Houten and the plot line surrounding him. Despite these f... Read More »

Comment by: JCLMELODYK May 06, 2013

I am grateful I have no firsthand experience with attending the slow death of a young person but I think it would be severely lacking in all the humour and erudite conversations that take place between these children. Having said this I am certain this will be a beloved book for many and I'm than... Read More »


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Oct 31, 2014
  • bubitza rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The world is not a wish granting factory."-Augustus Waters

Oct 27, 2014
  • kindrabirss rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I don't have an overly descriptive review to give, other than this was a good book. Not fantastic, not amazing, but a good solid read. I enjoyed the love story between the two characters, and I did cry at parts. This may be the first time I've ever said this, but I actually preferred the movie to the book. After reading this I watched the movie, and found it so much more emotional and the story of the movie sucked me in more than the book did.

boring book i think its stupid-not the story, the love. isn't the girl a loser and the guy is super hot? doesn't work like that in real life. read about 3 chapters and hated it. -anonymous (found the computer logged on to someone so im not ratandeep.

Oct 24, 2014
  • booklover2327 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Fault in Our Stars was an amazing book. The story was very well put together and the characters were fun to discover, despite the sentiment the book is meant to give. It definitely ended the complete opposite way that I thought it would, and that's what made it 10 times more enjoyable.

I loved learning about the characters, more specifically Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, the main characters, as well as Isaac. I found it was genius to have a completely different love story than any other, especially with the different personalities going around. Regardless of it being a sad book, it was nice and refreshing to see characters with different approaches on life.

The way John Green formulated the story was nice and made the book an easy read. I think my favourite thing about it was that it ended a bit like An Imperial Affliction, an imaginary book in the story. It basically ends in the middle of a sentence. What happens to Hazel? To Isaac? We will never know.

That being said, I have to give this book 5 out of 5 stars, not because it made me emotional, not because it was a beautifully written cancer story, but because John was able to create something original all on its own, something different other than the fact that it was a different kind of love story. The Fault in Our Stars was fresh, new, and definitely worth my time.

I look forward to reading the rest of John's books.

Oct 14, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Funny, sad book. about young teenager cancer patients. My favorite line in the novel by John Green is when Hazel, the 16- year-old girl who has thyroid cancer said to her mother, "....When, I'm gone, you, won't have me to hover around you anymore and you, you won't be my mother, anymore". Hazel's mother looked at her and said ," No matter what, Hazel, I'll always be your mother". That's the best line in the whole book. And, worth reading. Not just a book for teens. But, adults too. I just don't understand why the author added philospher Abraham Maslow in the book! That made no sense to me!!!!!!!!!!

Good book. Not great. But good

'The Fault In Our Stars' is John Green bestselling book of all time. This novel is told from Hazel Grace's point of view. Hazel is a poor little teenage girl, who was diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer that spread to her lungs at the age of thirteen. Hazel carries around a portable oxygen tank, to her breathe through. Every Wednesday Hazel attends a support group, to please her parents, "in the literal heart of Jesus," along with a friend Isaac; who lost an eye to cancer. During one of the support groups, Isaac brings along his best friend, Augustus Waters "Gus". Gus was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma; a cancer in the leg. Hazel encounters Augustus Waters, and connect 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 develops, and the events of their story unravel.

'The Fault in our stars' is a realistic, and romantic novel. This book is a fast read, and never gets boring. I couldn't put it down, you want to know what happens next. 'The Fault in our stars' is really fastening, and never gets old, you can read it over and over again. This novel is written in the present.

I recommend this book for readers that are into teen romance, especially 'If I Stay fans. 'The Fault In Our Stars' has recently been made into major motion, and is currently on DVD.

Oct 03, 2014
  • kanbantus rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was 178 in the line when I placed a hold on it. Based on reviews, I prepared a few boxes of tissue paper in advance and got really excited when I finally got the book 5 months later. It made me cry two times. And it did not leave a mark in my soul or something, maybe I expected it to be something super splendid. Or maybe I am just a wrong audience, twice the age of an average teenager ;) or maybe Because
I knew the story and the characters were all made up....

151st in line!

Great Book. Funny, Sad & Heart Wrenching all in one. John Green is truly an amazing author. Really messes with your emotions.

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Tony_1234 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 50

black_jaguar_245 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Oct 07, 2014
  • Blue_Dog_3990 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 30, 2014
  • white_butterfly_327 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 21, 2014
  • ocote rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 08, 2014
  • red_wolf_770 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 03, 2014
  • Jojoloo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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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Sep 21, 2014
  • Dancelover12321 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Talks about cancer unrealistically.

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

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Oct 29, 2014
  • MonsterGirl94 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

you gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."
Hazel

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

"Okay?" "Okay."

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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John Green answers questions on TFIOS

John Green extraordinaire!

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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