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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.
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: 1 6 8 9 14 15
Core Youth
ISBN: 0525478817
9780525478812
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Comment by: JCLBeckyC Report This 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 flaws, I'd recommend this book to someone looking for a romantic story of star-crossed young lovers living and dying bravely in our modern world. I will forever be haunted by the scene where Hazel comments on the Aron Franks of the world.

Comment by: JCLMELODYK Report This 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 thankful they will learn of T.S. Elliot and William Carlos William.


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Report This Apr 21, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In the interest of full disclosure I admit that I knew the ending going in. I figured I'm going to end up seeing the movie and I still wanted to know the lay of the land beforehand since I had no intention or real interest in reading it. Then the opportunity arose and I figured why not. It isn't as sappy or depressing as you think. It's actually hilarious for most of the book until what you suspect is going to happen happens. There are some really great bits here. Momentum slows as time runs out but it was still better than I expected.

Report This Apr 20, 2014
  • emily_t904 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so... words can't even describe it! I loved every single square inch of this book, from beginning to end. I swear my heart was about to explode. Absolutely brilliant book. Totally recommended!

Report This Apr 18, 2014
  • vkondrak rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

From all the praise I had heard for this book, I was expecting something breathtaking, stunning, and, well...better than what I read. Indeed, the book was very good, yet I was still disappointed. Everyone kept telling me that this book was "the best ever" and that "I shouldn't read the ending in public" or else I would make a fool out of myself for crying so much. Truth is, I lost interest in the book before I had gotten to the last pages. In conclusion, the book was average. I feel that it had some perks, but if you are looking for a book that lives up to it's praise, I don't recommend The Fault in Our Stars.

I am speechless for what I read. So beautiful, touching, and loving. A display of a wide variety of laughter, sorrow, love, and color. It shows the true meaning of life and the people in it. Truly amazing.

ansel engerin as augustus waters...................................

i love this book soooo much! It is very touching. It will make you laugh and cry. I totally recomend this. It is beautiful

Report This Apr 11, 2014
  • ekk097 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautifully touching. It made me laugh (um, that video game part? LOL), and it made me cry. The language is a bit formal, very non-teen language that seems odd coming from teenagers' mouths, but that is because Augustus an Hazel are not exactly normal teens. Beautifully developed characters. Pretty good! :)

Majestic book. It made ME want to write a book. I read it in 4 hours, 14 minutes and then left it on my pillow while I slept it was so good. It made me laugh and cry. Beautiful

Well this seems to be a popular book, perhaps because the movie is coming out soon? Just to let all you fans out there in the Chinook Arch Library system know, rather that wait for the 38 holds on the 12 books, why not give the audio book a try? I'm going to! There are two copies, and you can put it on your phone, or tablet, or mp3 player, and listen at your leisure! Give it a go!

Report This Apr 03, 2014
  • Ned911 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is a beautiful book. its funny and sad, snart and 5 tear jerking all at the same time. this is one of my favourite books. john green is a genius.

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  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 27, 2013
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is about to two teenagers who have cancer, they meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • BookWormChelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two cancer teenagers in the book.

The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group. -johngreenbooks.com

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

"The #1 New York Times bestseller that Time Magazine called “damn near genius,” The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group." *— From John Green's website.

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a16 year-old, stage IV cancer patient. Since the age of 13, she’s been living on borrowed time from the miraculous effects of an experimental drug. She’s also depressed (a side effect of dying), and as prescribed by her doctor, she attends a support group for cancer kids. Then, she unexpectedly meets the guy of her dreams; dreams she wasn’t even aware she could have. Augustus “Gus” Waters, is a an amputee battling with osteosarcoma , who also happens to be a gorgeous, brilliant, funny, person that Hazel describes as a “tenured professor in the department of Slightly Crooked Smiles with a dual appointment in the Department of Having a Voice That Made My Skin Feel More Like Skin”. The two quickly become inseparable, and fall into a romantic friendship. A book with an abrupt ending, about a girl with cancer brings them even closer together and leads them on an adventure through Amsterdam to find the reclusive author and finally learn how the story ends. With the prospect of death at every corner, can their relationship survive tragedy? Grades 9 and up, 313 pages

Report This Jan 30, 2012
  • ArcusLibri rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Despite the medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, but when Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be rewritten.." *From NoveList Plus

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Other: Scars for life

Sexual Content: LOTS of SEX

Coarse Language: strong words

Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: A lot of tears, leaves you clutching the last pages with a broken, but whole heart.

Report This Mar 11, 2014
  • JannaB rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: a lot of language by the end

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  • JannaB rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Teen sex

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  • JennaLatifiMalo13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: A lot of language.

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Report This Apr 08, 2014
  • candyloveryay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

okay? okay.

Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The marks humans leave are too often scars." - Augustus Waters

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  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Love is keeping the promise anyway."

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  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Feb 05, 2014
  • Khoury rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maybe okay will be our always - Augustus Waters

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

"Its a metaphor. you put the killing thing between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing." -Augustus Waters

"Late in my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed. This is mainly because I rarely left the house, ate infrequently, spent a lot of my abundant free time reading the same book over and over, and I thought about death a lot." ~Hazel Grace Lancaster

Report This Dec 07, 2013
  • mockingjay16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”

Report This Dec 01, 2013
  • pinkhippos rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves."

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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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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

Report This 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.

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  • BPLNextBestTeens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Green reading Chapter One

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