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The Fault in Our Stars (original 2012; edition 2012)

by John Green

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Member:thebooky
Title:The Fault in Our Stars
Authors:John Green
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:*****
Tags:cancer, fiction, audio, young adult literature

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

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This book is about a girl named Hazel Grace who has cancer and believes that living your life is worthless because she doesn't know if God can help her. Also it's about a guy name Augustus who has kidney cancer and believes that God created the world and can heal the ones in need. When they first met each other, they can both relate to the fact that having anxiety in the world while having a problem with their selves make them feel alone, depressed, you name it! This book teaches me about how they feel and became very close together. Also, it teaches me about learning to feel good on the inside and out like they did at the end of the book. A few chapters, it talks about Hazel's and Gus's (a.k.a Augustus's) point of view about their lives, family and friends. My opinion about The Fault In Our Stars is that the characters in the book really express their feelings for their friends and family and cared so much for each other because Hazel and Gus understand each other from what they been through. This book actually kind of represents me because my family been through a lot, even me. If you talk to me about what happened before I came her to Europe, you will understand me and my situation. That's why this book kind of represents me. ( )
  TrierT.B1 | Dec 7, 2016 |
Gripped me right from the beginning and made me want to keep reading. When a book has me laughing through my tears and still wanting to read on, it's a winner for me. ( )
  dingesa27 | Dec 6, 2016 |
I may have waited too long to read this after all the hype. I was extremely underwhelmed and found the "witty" dialogue and voice of Hazel forced. And no, I didn't cry. ( )
  Keelz09 | Dec 3, 2016 |
I read this in about a day. I normally don't read YA fiction, but I had this lying around and thought I'd give it a try. The story line is captivating, if very unbelievable in parts, but entertaining and it kept my attention. ( )
  homeschoolmimzi | Nov 28, 2016 |
I didn’t want to like this book. And, at first, it frustrated me—the incessantly witty dialogue, as always, the pretentious Augustus, the casual sexism. But I couldn’t stop reading it, and I couldn’t help but feel on the verge of tears at the sad moments, and by the time I reached the end, I realized I enjoyed this book immensely.
  csoki637 | Nov 27, 2016 |
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added by melmore | editThe Guardian, Milo (Aug 5, 2014)
 
Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. He writes for youth, rather than to them, and the difference is palpable. He doesn't dumb anything down. His language is complex, his syntax adult. He freely references Kierkegaard and William Carlos Williams alongside bloody video games and action movies. Add to that a raw and real glimpse at childhood illness, and his latest, The Fault in Our Stars, may be his best book yet.
 
“The Fault in Our Stars” is all the more heart-rending for its bluntness about the medical realities of cancer. There are harrowing descriptions of pain, shame, anger and bodily fluids of every type. [...] These unpleasant details do nothing to diminish the romance; in Green’s hands, they only make it more moving. He 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.
 
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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Epigraph
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
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To Esther Earl
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Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed.
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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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