- Reading level: 14 - 16 years
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (3 January 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141345659
- ISBN-13: 978-0141345659
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Customer Reviews: 42,036 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Fault in our Stars Paperback – 3 January 2013
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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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I need not to write about the content as all already know how good this book and John Green are.
Coming to the physical condition...
It looks pretty good. I've been reading lots of negative comments about the page quality but believe me its totally fine and nothing to be bi*ched about.
I couldn't have ever imagined I would cry reading a book. Maybe I'm not such an avid reader but still this book hit the soft spot. It showed me the limit of loneliness. The moment I ended it I was crying and the whole day. Maybe I related myself too much to it but still when Augustus discloses Hazel about his growing cancer, I was completely broken. They were living the most beautiful time of their lives and now suddenly The End. I cant even imagine the condition of hazel after him died. The person you used to share everything, the person who would be understanding you better than any other is now not here. I couldn't even read after when she says she called him again but there was no one to pick it up this time. That was so brutal.
This is the most heartbreaking novel I've read.
I may seem like overexaggareting things but this is my opinion.
You and I are so much blessed enough that we are able to seek the will of this beloved world, we can be at the top of our imagination. We can pursue our dreams because physically our body supports us at every stage in our life. Our physical appearance do show us the many ways in life that we are able to tread over it.
We are lucky enough that we own a life that is capable of doing such great things that we can't even imagine. However, we do lack will power that seperates ourselves from the life we wish to conquer.
Meanwhile, this book talk about a sixteen year old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who is diagnosed by a thyroid cancer when she was thirteen, and later made her acquaintance with a seventeen year old boy Augustus Waters and fall in love with him.
The story was so beautifully written that you feel the deep sense of the condition they live under.
This book will make you emotional, laugh and also will put your mind in suspense as you will read over, hence can give you curiosity to know what will happen in upcoming pages.
A love story that has deep meaning of life that walk through with great physical and mental pain.
(Giving it four out of five because as I'm saving my five for an another epic hardback that will make her acquaintance with me pretty soon)
The Fault in Our Stars 9-Copy Signed Fd W/ Riser: The Fault in Our Stars 9-Copy Signed Fd W/ Riser Paperback
From the title what I understood and confirmed from the "Amazon Associate" was that this book was author signed. However, when I received it was just plain copy without any signature and priced twice for no reason. And what we are to take the meaning of 9-copy signed Fd W/Riser from the title - are there multiple copies?
After my discussion with the "Amazon Associate" post return I understand even they're not aware of the details of the products uploaded on their website. One associate confirms it's signed, the other says there nothing in the description and not sure what it offers from the title. Such a shame!
Good book, Great Author. But some choose to mislead and cash on the best seller.
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John Green really knows how to capture a mood, and throw you right in with the characters. It was stunning. I was gripped from start to finish. I actually brought this book as a gift for my partner, but after she told me how good it was, I had to steal it.
The book has been made in to a movie, but the adaptation is never going be as good as getting lost int he words.
Very cleverly written and a very emotional book. I give credit to John Green for writing a book this good about such a difficult subject.
I hadn't heard of this book until recently, it is now out as a movie and getting much interest and reviews although it has been around since 2012 I believe. For two young people our characters are very deep thinkers, Gus has theories and philosophies and shares them with Hazel, whom he refers to as Hazel Grace throughout. This is a beautiful story that, looks at friendship, suffering, loss, emotions, humour, attraction and death. Hazel is terminal, she is on a new drug that will buy her some time but ultimately she will die, this sees her holding back from Gus.
Hazel shares her favorite book with Gus, it ends abruptly and Hazel would love to know what would have happened to the other characters. Gus and Hazel set out to get some answers and try and track down the author whilst courting and getting to know each other. The story covers a range of emotions and I found myself moved a few times throughout. The two main characters are only seventeen and sometimes you felt they were very advanced emotionally however maybe due to what they have both been through the author done this on purpose? I would have read this in one sitting however I started it on my phone and only got it on a proper device today and I finished it that way.
I found it a really engaging read, it is a hard topic, young people dealing with cancer, young Isaac has it in his eye, he is in the book for small portions as is Hazels other friend (who doesn't have cancer), but mostly the focus is Hazel and Gus. Gus lost a leg to cancer and Hazel knows she is on borrowed time however I think the balance of the book is well done, the impact it has on the people within the circle of the person who has it. I did see how the book was going at one point but don't think this took anything away from the story to be honest. I hadn't read this author before and I would read him again. It is worth noting that this is listed as teen fiction but I would say it is more than suitable for adults and that at times you forgot the characters were meant to be teenagers. 4 out of 5 for me and I think I will need to be seeing the movie too, definitely worth a read.
Where do I start? This novel just blew me away. Hazel and Augustus are teenagers facing death from cancer and who meet at a particularly grim and cliche ridden "self help" group. Hazel, bloated from the drugs she takes, and having to cart her oxygen cylinder around with her wherever she goes, is amazed when the "hot" Augustus falls for her, and the two are soon in love. Theirs is a world of well-meaning and heart-broken parents, painful treatments, brief remissions, the deaths of friends, the embarrassment of other friends, hopes raised, and hopes dashed...and yet their love blossoms and seems to rise above it all. They share their hopes and their fears, their often hilarious gallows humour, their despair and their over-riding belief in living to the full the life that is left to them.
The characters in this novel are so loveable that I identified with them both completely, faults and all. They are quite beautfully drawn, and yet three-dimensional, very human, and yet totally individual. I loved them both (and their friend Isaac, who has lost both his eyes through cancer), and felt for their parents, who do their best under appalling circumstances. I even became a little fond of the dreadful Patrick, leader of the self-help group, who begins every session with the joyous story of his own recovery from testicular cancer, before inviting those attending to "share" (a word that, in that kind of context, I loathe as much as the two protagonists do. And I'm a counsellor).
When I came to the end, I assumed that the author had written the novel from some personal experience. But not at all. At the end, the author writes that "this book is a work of fiction. I made it up." That gave me quite a jolt.
So - a work of fiction, maybe. But what a work of fiction! Do please read it.
The Fault in Our Stars is about Hazel - a teenager with cancer that has spread to her lungs, cancer which has has only ever been considered terminal - and Augustus, a fellow survivor and one-legged heartthrob who takes an interest in Hazel. I had my doubts, fearing the dreaded 'insta-love' which marks so much poor teen fiction, but I was happily surprised by the style. John Green sure knows how to write like a teenage girl talks and not make it fake or irritating. Hazel is funny and perceptive about her quality of life and the way anxious outsiders respond to her disease.
The plot is a bit left-field (Hazel is desperate to know the fates of the characters in her favourite book, An Imperial Affliction, written by an eccentric recluse, and Augustus is determined to help her) but the style makes it all feel believable - and it's critical that there is a real plot and a goal beyond falling in love and trying to outlive their odds. There were times when I felt let down by the whole desperately-seeking-Peter-Van-Houten plot, but Green redeems himself with every turn, putting unexpected and thoughtful touches in which make the story feel real.
It's very cleverly done because you don't feel manipulated by the author's manipulations to make you care about his faulty-starred lovers. As soon as I feel like a book is clumsily steering me I get my hackles up and can't enjoy the story, but The Fault in Our Stars neatly avoids this clumsiness. Green is artful in making this a tear-jerker which doesn't feel like a desperate attempt to MAKE YOU FEEL SAD.
I didn't cry, and I was very proud of that, but it was a battle of my will against the author's mastery of sadness. I recommend this highly and obviously very usefully, as the last person on earth to have read it; though if you're going to read it in public and you're an easy mark for sad stories, it could get awkward for you.
If you've seen the film I urge that you read the book. In actual fact, I believe the film and script writers really captured the heart of the book and made it work in the book. There were obviously a few facts which were missed out in the film but that's understandable.
So, in conclusion, if you want a book that you'll find hard to put down and want to go on a journey with the characters then this book might just be for you :)
I must admit it did spring a little prickly tear to the eye on a couple of occasions! I think its at its saddest when the author reveals the beautiful relationship between the parents and their child with a terminal disease. Its so touching. They are trying so hard to do so much to protect their child but also have to let that young person lead some sort of normal-ish life. Hazel's family relationship is just so wonderful. Her Dad just manages to always say the right thing at the right time. I loved it that they go to meet the hero-worshipped author of Hazel's favourite book only to find that he is a pompous useless alcoholic(!) And while she's on her trip her Dad reads the book for himself so as to understand why it means so much to her. Its just a lovely lovely (if very sad of course) story.
Still undecided as to whether I'll watch the film - but I'm ever so pleased I read the book.
In the past, when I've said that a book made me cry, what I really mean is that I had a little bit of a lump in my throat, my eyes started to water and I may have sniffed once or twice. This book, however, had me sitting in bed at 11pm last night, quite literally sobbing.
I don't know how coherent I'm going to be, to be honest. I have a feeling that the morning after is a little bit too soon to be tackling the emotional onslaught that is this book. To be honest, I don't know how to do it justice without ruining it for everyone, so I'll just keep this short.
The character that really made this book for me (and, I suspect, everyone) is Augustus Waters. He was charming, and funny, and flawed and tragic. And, more than that, in a way, he was me. His fears and struggles and frustrations with life and the world through-out are something I can relate to (minus the terminal illness) on such a massive level that I couldn't help but love this book.
The writing is wonderfully clean and simple, interspersed, liberally, with gems of wisdom concerning life, it's fragility and inevitability that at times forced me to put down my Kindle and just Think. The narrative voice is genuine, and I will be forever astounded by grown men who can so accurately convey the inner mind of a teenage girl.
John Green is brutally honest concerning the horrors of someone living with a terminal illness with all of the characters he offers us; he does not spare your feelings and he forces you feel their pain, frustration and humiliation. However, he shows you their strength and their determination not to let their illness define them or their lives, how they find joy, love and humour in spite of what they have been through and what they are going to face. I don't know about you, but it was enough to make me question my own priorities.
This was my first John Green book, and I am beyond impressed. The book-hangover is strong with this one, and it's going straight into my Best Reads of 2015. Any book that can make me feel so strongly is a winner in my eyes.
please, read this book.
John Green's writing style is genius; adding to the overall sadness of the book. I think it's the innocence in the voice of the main character (Hazel), as well as the way he uses such simple language and sentence structure to set a sombre mood.
Overall, I definitely recommend this book and have bought more by the same author! It's difficult to describe how brilliant this book is, as it's something readers have to experience first-hand to really understand. I honestly would give it six stars if I could.