The Fault in Our Stars
From the critics
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.
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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This book is about to two teenagers who have cancer, they meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.
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
"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
"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
Other: A lot of tears, leaves you clutching the last pages with a broken, but whole heart.
Coarse Language: a lot of language by the end
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"The marks humans leave are too often scars." - Augustus Waters
"Love is keeping the promise anyway."
"The world is not a wish-granting factory." - Augustus Waters
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
“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.”
"The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves."
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The Fault on Our Stars film trailer
Fault in Our Stars book trailer
Created by the JCL DeSoto Booktrailer Club.
[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.
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
John Green interviewed about Fault in the Stars
Nice long interview with the author.