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The fault in our stars by John Green

The fault in our stars (original 2012; edition 2012)

by John Green

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Title:The fault in our stars
Authors:John Green (Author)
Info:New York : Dutton Books, 2012.
Collections:Your library, Reviewed
Tags:age: young adult, genre: fiction, read 2012, signed, type: hardback

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

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Simply Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once in a while you find a book which fulfills all the promises it made on its back cover. This is that kind of a book.

It promises to make you laugh, to make you cry, to make you feel raw and touched. And it lives up to that promise. It has been correctly identified as Insightful, Bold, Irreverent and Raw.

Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters live in your memory long after you have finished the book.You want to cry for Augustus and Hazel.You wonder what happened to Hazel Grace after the book ends. It antagonizes you whenever you look at the book lying on your shelf. You hope that a cure has been found for her. You hope they have invented robot eyes for Issac. And more than that it diminishes your own problems to such a tiny level that you feel ashamed that you have been crying over these problems.

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  meetpraj | Nov 25, 2015 |
By far the best book I have ever read! Just the suspense leaves want to read more. I have never read a book as fast as I read this one! WILL ALWAYS LOVE THIS BOOK! ( )
  22clisst | Nov 24, 2015 |
"My thoughts are like stars I can't fathom into constellations."

I think I probably would have to give it two stars if not for this line, a scant few pages from the end (which according to Kindle I alone highlighted?)

I sobbed my eyes out in the movie but I hardly sniffed in the book. This isn't because I knew what was going to happen (I knew going in both times) or because I had a firm grasp on my emotions, it's because it worked better as a movie for me. The characters of the book felt like grandiose stage decorations and cartoons on reality, their love felt like a prop. I wanted more to make me love them, more to see why they loved each other, but it didn't happen. I could forgive this lack in the movie because there are really only so many minutes in a movie and a grand tour of the highlights felt apt! but in the book it felt cheap. Hazel irked me in print and Their relationship felt like a castle built on sand. I'm probably very much alone in this sentiment but it's my take! ( )
1 vote Jackie_Sassa | Nov 20, 2015 |
I read this book in a "book club" with 3 of the girls I met in my 6th grade class where I observe. They were all so into the story!! They would come into class and tell me that they cried, that they were in love with the boy, or that they couldn't imagine what Hazel Grace was going through. I loved watching them fall so deeply in love with this sweet story!
1 vote emilyauer | Nov 18, 2015 |
This book was very sad an emotional. I enjoyed it a lot but I could not stop feeling the emotions that were going through Hazel and Augustus minds. It is an emotional roller coaster of all sorts of different kinds and would recommend this to anyone beginning at the middle school age.
1 vote ninaberger | Nov 13, 2015 |
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Allison Hunter Hill (VOYA, April 2012 (Vol. 35, No. 1))
Hazel Grace is a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, caught up in the effort it takes to live in a body that everyone knows is running out of time. When she reluctantly agrees to return to her local teen cancer support group to satisfy her mother, the last thing she expects is an encounter with destiny. New to the group, Augustus Waters is handsome, bitingly sarcastic, and in remission. He is also immediately taken with Hazel, and what begins as a casual friendship soon escalates into a full romance. Through an impressive exchange of books and words, philosophies and metaphors, Hazel and Augustus tear apart what it means to be both star-crossed lovers and imminently mortal. While Hazel fixates about how her death will eventually hurt her loved ones, Augustus obsesses about how he will be remembered; the two are drawn together by the justified anxiety they feel over endings. grades 10 to Ages 15 to 18.

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As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the ocean:
"Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it,
rising up and rising down, taking everything with it."

"What's that?" I asked.

"Water," the Dutchman said. "Well, and time."

-PETER VAN HOUTEN, An Imperial Affliction
To Esther Earl
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Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed.
My favorite book, by a wide margin, was An Imperial Affliction, but I didn't like to tell people about it. 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. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.

It wasn't even that the book was so good or anything; it was just that the author, Peter Van Houten, seemed to understand me in weird and impossible ways. An Imperial Affliction was my book, in the way my body was my body and my thoughts were my thoughts.
There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. Got knows that's what everyone else does.
You are buying into the cross-stitched sentiments of your parents' throw pillows. You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it.
What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. The tumors are made of me. They're made of me as surely as my brain and my heart are made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.
There is no honor in dying of.
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Cancer teens in love --

You might want to have a box

of tissues on hand.

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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.

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