This is my choice for best book of the year for many reasons; it’s
beautifully written, has amazing dialog and a great cast of characters.
But mostly it’s because I love a good love story. This is an epic love
story. It follows a terminal cancer patient named Hazel who’s 16 and
depressed. She is sent to group therapy where she meets Augustus; a
fellow cancer survivor. John Green’s ability to channel teenage girls
and teen interaction is exceptional. To make cancer funny is no easy
feat; yet he does it easily. Follow Hazel and Gus as they fall in love
and live life to its fullest. This is a book that will have you laughing
and crying at the same time. A guaranteed ‘must read’.
— Rosa, New Jersey
The Fault in Our Stars completely captivated me. I was crying and then laughing and then crying again. I was attached to the characters and I still am, months after reading the book. John Green shows the reader sadness, love, hate, fright and confusion all in one paragraph through humor and the deep connection with the characters that I still feel months after reading the book. The Fault in Our Stars is absolutely my favorite book. It is not just some cheesy romance with a perfect fairy tale ending but it's different and it is a reminder that life is not a perfect fairy tale. I hope never to be in the characters' situation, but watching them go through such tragedy was in its own way magical.
— Stella, Atlanta
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“A cancer support group might seem like an unlikely place to meet your true love, but for Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters the stars align and these two sweetly cynical souls find each other at an interesting moment in their lives. In a story brimming with mystery, humor, and lots of love, Hazel and Augustus show readers that life is made up of a million moments worth noticing -- much like a night sky filled with stars.”
— Julie Wilson, The Bookworm, Omaha, NE
Now a Major Motion Picture TODAY Book Club pick TIME magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012
"The greatest romance story of this decade." —Entertainment Weekly
-Millions of copies sold-
#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller #1 Indie Bestseller
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.
About the Author
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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.” —Lev Grossman, 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
“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