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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
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:YA, cancer, relationships, high school, amsterdam

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

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Devastating. I laughed, I cried (lots) I fell in love with Hazel and Augustus and I wished so hard for John Green to compromise his integrity completely with a Disney-esque happily ever after.

Warning: Do not read in public or whilst wearing mascara!!! ( )
  boobellina | Jul 12, 2017 |
Devastating. I laughed, I cried (lots) I fell in love with Hazel and Augustus and I wished so hard for John Green to compromise his integrity completely with a Disney-esque happily ever after.

Warning: Do not read in public or whilst wearing mascara!!! ( )
  boobellina | Jul 12, 2017 |
From My Cannonball Read 6 Review ...

Still on vacation, a friend mentioned this book and I was reminded that I wanted to read it. I’d heard about it a lot (although wasn’t clear on what it was exactly about), and much like the Hunger Games trilogy, I figure if I’m going to end up seeing the movie, maybe I should read the book. I started it at 10AM, and with the exceptions of stopping for lunch and a trip to the pioneer cemetery, I read non-stop until 6PM, when I finished it. It's good. It's not my favorite book, and it's not without issues, but I think it's a good book.

It's a little easy to predict what's going to happen in it (I thought), and some components are super fantastical to the point of absurd, but maybe that is how the world of wish-granting works? Either way, I appreciated the fact that the parents were treated as humans and, more importantly, these young adults were treated as humans. They have complex thoughts and feelings, are forced to be mature without necessarily wanting to be that mature, and have inner lives that aren't just focused on their CANCER.

I'd be interested in the perspective from kids who have actually gone through the things outlined in this book - is it a realistic portrayal of some of their lives? If it isn't, it still is an interesting story, with some moments that really resonate. I didn't finish it thinking "I must change my life forever, and live for the people who can't," but I did finish it with the reminder that things are shitty and things are great but most of all, that things ARE and I need to continue experiencing these things even when I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for days. And while I'm not the target for this book, it certainly is something I needed right about now. ( )
  ASKelmore | Jul 9, 2017 |
What can I say..where do I begin? Emotional roller coaster, buckets and buckets of tears

This book was heartbreaking, inspiring, life altering and so much more. It was not predictable which I liked and hated at the same time.

Gus....oh Gus how I love you so if anyone in all of the books I have read he was my favorite, which could have added to my emotional waterworks. I loved the inspiring symbolism, funny comments, trademark quotes...
  Meagantull | Jul 5, 2017 |
John Green makes us taste the stars in the dregs of life. ( )
  DavidR1958 | Jul 4, 2017 |
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added by melmore | editThe Guardian, Milo (Aug 5, 2014)
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.

added by kthomp25 | editVOYA, Allison Hunter Hill

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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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