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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
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)

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Tja, dit moest ik natuurlijk wel lezen, zoveel media-aandacht, zoveel reserveringen. Het is een mooi boek, zeker voor jongeren. Intensief, aangrijpend, invoelbaar. Weinig effectbejag. Het verhaal (de verhaallijn) vond ik een beetje dun en af en toe voorspelbaar, maar je kunt niet alles hebben natuurlijk. Mooi herkenbaar stuk over Amsterdam. En hartverscheurend om te lezen. ( )
  elsmvst | Dec 14, 2014 |
Adolescent book
Realistic fiction
Book discusses cancer and falling in love.
Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace are surviving cancer and fall in love in a realistic and honest fashion. They travel to Amesterdam to meet their favorite author.
Augustus dies and Hazel Grace is left to give his funeral oration and the greatest love story.
Very sad, but beautiful.
  mollybeaver | Dec 11, 2014 |
This book is amazing, that is all. ( )
  stargazingx13 | Dec 11, 2014 |
Beautiful, beautiful book. I loved the way it was written, such wonderful language.

Loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other.

Made me cry my eyes out. Wasn't expecting it to deal with Augustus's death. Would like to see the film. ( )
  ClicksClan | Dec 9, 2014 |
Хит по всем американским, а значит и международным​, канонам. Мальчик, девочка, любовь, неизлечимая б​олезнь, много денег (!), без чего была бы невозмож​на значительная часть сюжета. Прочитать на один ра​з и забыть. Забыть, к сожалению, не получится, пот​ому что из книжного хита делают хит голливудский, ​19 июня.
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  otikhonova | Dec 8, 2014 |
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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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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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My mother thought I was depressed. Possibly because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, slept a lot, ate infrequently and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.
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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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Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2012: In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has created a soulful novel that tackles big subjects--life, death, love--with the perfect blend of levity and heart-swelling emotion. Hazel is sixteen, with terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. The two are kindred spirits, sharing an irreverent sense of humor and immense charm, and watching them fall in love even as they face universal questions of the human condition--How will I be remembered? Does my life, and will my death, have meaning?--has a raw honesty that is deeply moving. --Seira Wilson
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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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