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The Fault in Our Stars [Hardcover]

John Green
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Jan. 10 2012 Indies Choice Book Awards. Young Adult Fiction

Amazon.ca Editors' Pick: Best Books of 2012

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


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-Millions of copies sold-
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of the year!
 
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller
 
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.” —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
 
“Funny . . . Poignant . . . Luminous.”
—Entertainment Weekly
 
“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 end will be 100 kinds of awful, not so much a vale as a brutal canyon of tears. . . . Green’s story of lovers who aren’t so much star-crossed as star-cursed leans on literature’s most durable assets: finely wrought language, beautifully drawn characters and a distinctive voice.”
Frank Bruni, The New York Times
 
“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, bestselling and Printz Honor–winning author of The Book Thief
 
The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes—Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?—by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking.”
Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home
 
“John Green is one of the best writers alive.”
E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor–winning author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and We Were Liars
 

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“An electric portrait of young people who learn to live life with one foot in the grave. Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy, The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes--Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?--by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking.”
--Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home

"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, bestselling and Printz Honor­ winning author of The Book Thief

"John Green writes incredible, honest truths about the secret, weird hearts of human beings. He makes me laugh and gasp at the beauty of a sentence or the twist of a tale. He is one of the best writers alive and I am seething with envy of his talent." --E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor­winning author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks and The Boyfriend List


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is magic Jan. 24 2012
Format:Hardcover
Someone said the cry to laugh ratio is 1:1. Indeed, and I FELT ALL THE FEELINGS ;)
This book deserves all the raving reviews and more. I'm in awe of it's existence.
I want the entire universe to read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An impressive read July 24 2013
By Elizondo TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
The Fault in Our Stars.....this is a wonderful book. I happened upon it accidently while randomly searching for something to read. I did not even realize that this a Young Adult book and that John Green is a YA author until I mentioned the book to my daughter, also an avid reader. She told me that it was one of her favourite books.

I can see why. Although the subject is a sad one, this is not a sad story. On the contrary, I found it uplifting, funny, thought provoking... bittersweet, but never pitiful.

The Fault in Our Stars is told from the point of view of teenagers suffering from cancer. And frankly, I think the author nails it. He captures their feelings, thoughts, worries and those of the people around them perfectly. He shows the flaws of the adults in their lives. In fact, one of the central plot lines of the story revolves around a highly flawed adult and is a great example of "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it".

Ultimately the greatest strength of this book is its characters and their stories. I sympathized with them, I cheered for them, I cried for them.

If this book has a flaw, it is that, for an adult anyway, some of the plot lines are predictable. But that it no way diminished my enjoyment of this novel.

A great book and one I highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, recommended June 26 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
John Green is well-spoken and intelligent, and that comes across quite clearly in this book. It is well written, edited, paced, and easy to read. Its plot is articulated without being being overly detailed. It hits everything that "teen fiction" should be right on the head, making it quite palatable to adult readers, and I imagine it wouldn't be too confusing for younger readers (by that I mean those who are "pre-teens" or younger).

So, yeah, I liked it. What criticisms I have are mostly due to taste in literature and my own disposition and perspective, so take the the rest of this with a grain of salt.

I found the plot progression predictable, having guessed the ending very early on and the vast majority of plot turns. I felt that the father character was a lot more interesting than the book explicated, but then again the book was not about the father. I found some metaphors and scenes "hammy," or perhaps melodramatic and a little annoying, which I won't list for the sake of spoilers, but they obviously didn't harm the book to any great extent (seeing as I'm giving it four stars).

I'd recommend reading it, especially to teens and relatively mature pre-teens. It's a good read and doesn't overstay it's welcome. It's not pretentious and doesn't get boring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By The Baking Bookworm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
** This review, as well as many more, can also be found on my blog, The Baking Bookworm (www.thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca) **

My Thoughts: This is a book that I noticed months ago while perusing the aisles at my local Chapters and it was put on my 'TBR (To Be Read) List' immediately. It's gotten a lot of hype (which may or may not be the kiss of death for a book). In this case the hype is warranted.

This was a touching read. Even though you know it's going to be a sad book (it deals with teenagers with cancer-ravaged bodies) and will, most likely, deal with death it doesn't detract from enjoying this book. You'd think that a book that focuses on a group of teens with cancer would be a huge tear fest from beginning to end but for the most part this book was funny and, in a strange way, uplifting and oh so very touching. Yes, it's a veritable roller coaster of emotions. But it works.

For me, what makes this book stand out are the characters. Not only are Hazel and Augustus well-rounded and completely engaging characters but the secondary characters, including Isaac and the sets of parents, are all complete and give believable voices to the book. It's these characters and their relationships with each other that truly shine in this book.

Let's get back to Hazel and Augustus. I loved Hazel from the first line of the book. Her dry wit,
sarcasm and humour. Loved her. Augustus held his own too and I adored their hilarious banter. He had some amazing lines in the book that I immediately wrote down because they were just 'that good'. Here's some of my favs ...

"Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a
privilege to have my heart broken by you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Bad Amazon Jan. 22 2012
By Holden
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Although middle-aged, I have been a fan of John Green's work since my teenage daughter suggested I read Looking For Alaska. He injects an honesty and youthful vibrancy into his characters that should resonate with readers of any age. I don't think his books to be 'must-reads' but they are well-worth the time and effort.

However, Amazon is not so worthy as praise as it did not deliver a signed copy even though my daughter had me pre-order the book months ago. As well, it was delivered later than other suppliers, even though all indicators point to Mr. Green having signed more than enough copies. The fault, it seems, lies with Amazon.ca. I understand that problems arise, but Amazon should take ownership of their mistake and offer even a slight recompense to the customers they have wronged.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely perfect
John Green may be the best author ever. The book made me smile, laugh, and cry. It's my favorite book, and I've read it over 4 times. The delivery was quick, too. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Chay C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great novel but now I cry
This book is a great read but now i feel an aching in my heart because I have no one to love. I just want a girl like Hazel-Grace Lancaster to hold me at night and tell me things... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Daljit
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Recommended
Childishly written and characters not filled out, totally unbelievable even for fiction. Read it for book club but was very disappointed
Published 7 days ago by Heather Pryde
5.0 out of 5 stars I fell in love with every page.
I really loved this book! It kept me turning the pages. John Green did a fantastic job of developing the characters...I felt very intertwined in their lives. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Kimber
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and emotional read
Heart-warming! This was an emotional, yet witty and humorous insight into Hazel's relationship with cancer, with family, her friends and her new-found love. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Linz
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and beautifully written
One of the most touching novels I have ever read. Beautifully written, it really strikes a cord in the heart.
Published 26 days ago by Alissa
5.0 out of 5 stars very detailed, amazing love story...made me cry and laugh out loud
I loved the jokes the characters made and how real they were.

I would recommend this book to anyone over 13 who enjoys romantic comedies. Read more
Published 28 days ago by TTTRanch
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
I bought this book because I was a big fan of Looking for Alaska, and I was not disappointed. The realness of this book is incredible, and I am not ashamed to say I cried. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Reanne
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
The book was a good read and will recommend to read. Liked all the characters and the message of friendship, love , heartbreak and loss of someone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Savita Beswick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Highly recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read a fantastic story. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, love, romance and friendship all in one.
Published 1 month ago by Tina
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