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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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The Fault in Our Stars (original 2012; edition 2012)

by John Green

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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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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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I was blown away by this book. Since quite some time has passed wince I took it home with me from a meeting, I started reading blankly. Didn't even read the blurp. And from the moment I started I just couldn't put it down. I read it way too fast, but I wanted to know how it went on. How the sotry ended sounds so cruel, but that wasn't what I felt while reading. It felt like I read the story of two real teenagers, going through all they were given to deal with.
And it triggered many emotions with me. Sadness, but I also had fun from time to time, I was angry, curious, in awe at their resilience. And all that was playing tornado in my chest and head.

What a book! It will go on a journey to new readers soon, this one deserves to be read by many more! ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jul 24, 2021 |
It was a good book, well written and an interesting story. It gave me a new perspective, but I can't honestly say I enjoyed reading it. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
I watched the movie a couple of years ago. Finished the book today. Really good. Also, these horizontal mini books are perfect. I wish every book came in this format. ( )
  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
What can be said about The Fault in Our Stars that has not already been discussed at length? I read the book in roughly one evening, and at the end of it, I felt I knew a great deal more about John Green than any of the characters in his book. Indeed, The Fault in Our Stars feels very much like John Green’s love letter to himself, and I’m afraid that my lasting impression of the book will be one of narcissism rather than any kind of profound insight. I believe all that needs to be said about the book can be summed up in one G.K. Chesterton quote:
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." ( )
  Samantha_Quick | Jul 15, 2021 |
The book was as good as the movie. Very aligned. Will read more by John Green ( )
  FDKreader | Jul 12, 2021 |
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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.

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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
Dedication
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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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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Cancer teens in love --

You might want to have a box

of tissues on hand.

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