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The Fault in Our Stars

Written by John Green

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LoveReading View on The Fault in Our Stars

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 insightful novel that can’t be put down.

The movie of The Fault in Our Stars was released in June 2014 - read the book before you see the film! 

The Fault in Our Stars Synopsis

This is the film tie-in edition of John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force.

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once. 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.

The Fault in Our Stars Reader Reviews

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.

The Fault in Our Stars Press Reviews

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   Sunday Times Culture

A touching, often fiercely funny novel  The Sun on Sunday Fabulous Magazine

So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!  Daily Express

John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough. Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions...No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living  Daily Telegraph

The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults  The Metro - 2013 Best Fiction

The YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming   The Guardian

A Smart Book Grazia

So good!  Good Housekeeping 

John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Stars defies categorisation ...as funny as it is heartbreaking ...we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus  The Tablet

A humourous and poignant love story...It's terrifically funny ...as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers ...it's for everyone  Bliss

If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you  Mizz

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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141355078
Publication date: 08/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141345659
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141355078
Publication date: 8th April 2014
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Recommendations: eBooks
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About John Green

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 ...

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