The Fault in Our Stars

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.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto, Ontario :, Penguin Books, an imprint of Peguin Group,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780142424179
Characteristics: 318 pages ;,22 cm.

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hrh19
Mar 27, 2020

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is an extremely well written Young Adult novel about a teenage girl, Hazel Grace, and her battle with cancer. However, once she meets Augustus Waters, her life is turned upside down as she develops a new-found perspective on life. This is an excellent coming-of-age story, including prominent themes of love, loss, and freedom.

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creativegirly123
Mar 25, 2020

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs... for now. She meets a boy and they may have fallen in love but read more to find out! The Fault in Our Stars deserves every kind word that is said about this book. This book puts together Tragedy and Humor in a unique way. I fell in love with Hazel and Augustus relationship. They both knew that they would never get to spend a lifetime together, but they wanted to live their best life today. The thing about cancer is you never know which day will be your last and I think John Green did a great job conveying that through the book. Augustus and Hazel both had an intense love for books. I love to talk about books so I related to them in that way. A similar novel to this one is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Everyone should read this book! It gives a nice love story and meaning to life even when enduring so much or suffering so much in life.

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reinelune
Feb 14, 2020

Teenager favorite. Author has OCD.

VaughanPLChristine Feb 10, 2020

I read a lot of books in my young adult years, but this one stands out for me (even though I still can’t bring myself to watch the film that came out in 2014!) I had a hard time both reading and putting this book down. A touchy subject for a lot of us. A well-written YA novel by John Green. Gus and Hazel are inspiring characters. Their experiences in love, pain, loss and moving forward paint a picture that we all can appreciate. John Green is a great author. This book led me to explore other titles by him such as Paper Towns.

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JerryJennings
Jan 26, 2020

The Fault In Our Stars (2012) by John Green is a well written YA novel that has been made into a movie (2014) with a strong cast, I look forward to watching it.

So this is a popular book and it is can surely expand a reader’s view of life and death. This is a story of teenagers who are seriously ill and/or terminally ill. It gives the reader a view into the thinking of these young characters as they face their teenage years in ways that many teenagers might never imagine.

Green explores many aspects of being young and living with the reality we all will face - and they are facing in their youth – which is that they will likely die young. Green tackles the question of what coming to grips with the question of what such a circumstance might mean.

I recommend this book. I also suggest this book as good material for family discussions. Maybe a parent or two reads it and age appropriate kids read it and then talk about it over dinner. Or, reinstate the family read aloud (with discussions and interchange) of a novel like you may have done when the kids where younger.

Note: Another book, with a very different view of a young person, 13 years old boys death, is Speechless by Adam P. Schmidt. Link to my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3077552600

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NoCommonRaven
Jan 22, 2020

Sad but beautiful story. I loved this book.

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lemondrop231
Jan 21, 2020

hi

VaughanPLEmiliya Dec 30, 2019

I had a hard time both reading this book and putting it down. It was amazing to see history and travel and adventure and laughter woven into a story of tragedy, loss, and inevitability. This book invites readers to grab onto opportunity, live life and breathe wonder while exploring pain and possibility of loss.

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Booklistsoph
Dec 14, 2019

Too obvious, boring. Just seemed like a summary... not enough details in important things and too much detail to the un-important.

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familypriceof4
Oct 26, 2019

Beautifully written. This book is realistic, enjoyable, and it doesn't have a happy ending. It is the real story of a kid with cancer in our modern-day society. Life ends... and life goes on. It's heartbreaking, and emotion and simply a truly magnificent story.

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Ana89_0
Jan 21, 2020

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”

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Ana89_0
Jan 21, 2020

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

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Penguinreader101
May 29, 2019

"I really really really liked him"
---hazel grace

"One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention"
---Hazel Grace

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amena_12
Apr 09, 2019

"Pain demands to be felt"

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night_shadow_8
Mar 24, 2019

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep. A little than all at once." - Hazel Grace

krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."

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genius_girl
Sep 28, 2016

"Okay?"
"Okay."

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I've gotten really hot since you went blind.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Come over here so I can examine your face with my hands and see deeper into your soul than a sighted person ever could.”

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Capmasil
Dec 10, 2019

Capmasil thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_bee_2537
Nov 26, 2019

blue_bee_2537 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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BookStack25
Nov 08, 2019

BookStack25 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Penguinreader101
May 29, 2019

Penguinreader101 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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navy_wildfowl_2
Nov 07, 2018

navy_wildfowl_2 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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smileydy
Oct 09, 2018

smileydy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cateatcatworld
Mar 17, 2018

cateatcatworld thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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yellow_bee_208
Dec 29, 2017

yellow_bee_208 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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maryam3370
Dec 17, 2017

maryam3370 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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blue_dolphin_10143
Aug 19, 2017

blue_dolphin_10143 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Hazel Grace tries to live be a normal teenager...despite her diagnosis with thyroid cancer. When she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for cancer, they quickly fall into a whirlwind romance.

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Superduperstar99
Jul 15, 2016

Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, a similarly teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the author, he and Hazel work on the adventure of their brief lives.

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YH123
Jul 09, 2016

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a teenager girl who was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer when she was young, her life is depressing and sad and she experiences things that not every teen experiences. That all changes when a new kid she meets named Augustus Waters. He changes her life. Follow Hazel on her journey battling cancer.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Hazel has come to the end of her life while she is still alive. In this story she embraces her suffering and death despite the fact that dying of cancer slowly and with reliance on a drug treatment that kills her as it saves her. May we all learn from our friends and family and fate with as much trust, hope and honest anger as the characters in this wonderful novel.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars provides a look into the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from thyroid cancer that has spread into her lungs. Throughout the book, she is accompanied by her oxygen tank, which is necessary to help her breathe. Her outlook on life completely changes when she meets hottie Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. A series of plot twists will keep the reader guessing throughout the duration of the novel. And yes, I cried during the ending.

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ayesharazzaq
Aug 07, 2015

The 2 lovers fight cancer together

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Dmwma_nom
Jul 23, 2015

An amazing story of two dying kids who fell in love.

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blobinshlober
Jul 08, 2015

This book is about a young girl named Hazel and her journey through a first romance. Ends in tragedy....

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Goodtimepoet
Jul 02, 2015

This book is about a Girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mom put her in a support group and she met Augustus Waters.

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Leeann2004
Jun 30, 2015

16 year old, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has cancer. She meets Augustus Waters and fell in love with him. Though tragedy came.

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abbyruth
Feb 25, 2018

Sexual Content: Yea.......gross

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Sexual Content: opens with discussion of how an adult deals (or doesn't) with having lost both testicles to testicular cancer. A touch on the cheek is charged with sexual energy. How will Hazel kiss if she can hardly breathe? She sets boundaries on her and Gus's sexual interractions. He understands, respects and accepts them. Sex in this relationship is as honest, healthy and appreciative as it as it can be.

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katiescollon
Jun 23, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of kissing and one s** scene, not suitable for everyone

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense when some characters get critically sick.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Other: Sad, might rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirt ground. But still worth the read, it's a beautiful story.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Sexual Content: One sex scene, not too intensely detailed.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Coarse Language: Nothing too vulgar, some f-bombs here and there.

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juliainsq
Sep 21, 2014

Other: Talks about cancer unrealistically.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: talks about cancer and death

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Sexual Content: some teen sex and sexual jokes

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