Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times best seller list, this heart-catching novel is fuelled by the rawest emotions deftly handled but never falsely diluted. The role a book plays in their lives lies at the heart of the burgeoning relationship between Hazel and Augustus, teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Hazel’s cancer is incurable: she is ‘managing’ her situation; Augustus has already lost a leg to his but he has an 80% chance of survival. But cancer does not rule them; here are two teens being as normal as they can be while carrying the grisly physical side effects of their treatments and in the complicated face of an uncertain future. The result is a touching, questioning, funny and insight novel that can’t be put down.
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.
Perfect for readers who enjoyed Before I Die by Jenny Downham.
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion Ella Grabsky, age 14 of our Lovereading4kids reader review panel also read and reviewed this title. You can read her review below.
The Fault in Our Stars is a heart-renching love story with a hitch. Cancer.
When Hazel Grace Lancaster meets Augustus Waters, her life changes forever.
Visits to Amsterdam and conversations about their favourite book "An Imperial Affliction" makes them seem like normal teenagers their age. However nothing can make them forget the timebomb ticking. Hazel knows she won't be around as long as those around her and yet she doesn't let this stop her from living and loving. She is brave and fearless. She is witty and smart. And she is in love with Augustus Waters. The book involves Cancer and so therefore you have to be prepared before you read it. It isn’t going to be a happy story full of laughter. It is real and harsh. Yes there is laughter but not as much as there should be in a book about two teenagers in love.
The Fault in Our Stars is fantastic and I recommend it to anyone over the age of 13 who doesn't mind a sad yet truthful tale about Cancer and the effects it can have on people. I loved this book. It is one of the best books I have read this year.
Electric ... Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy -- Jodi Picoult
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, Author Of The Book Thief
Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ...Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion TIME
Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment Weekly
|Publication date:||3rd January 2013|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
John Green grew up in Orlando, Florida, within spitting distance of Disney World. He moved to Ohio for university, where he studied English and Religion. For several months after graduating, John worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. While there, he was inspired to write his first novel, Looking for Alaska, which became a bestseller in the United States and won many literary prizes around the world, including the Michael L. Printz Award in the US and the Silver Inky Award in Australia. John’s second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was published in 2006, and became ...More About John Green