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The Fault in Our Stars

Author:  John Green
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Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a  gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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Jun 23,2017
5

The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

Published by Dutton Books, January 10, 2012

14+

A tragedy yet not tragic, The Fault In Our Stars is a heart-wrenching story of 17 year old cancer victim Hazel Grace and the adorable Augustus Waters. 

Throughout the entirety of the book, we follow Hazel, a victim of Stage 4 Thyroid cancer, through her life as a cancer victim who is only surviving because of a drug she knows won't save her, only prolong her death. The book is a metaphorical fountain, raising many thought-provoking questions about life, death, sickness and depression. A heavy read, 

Oct 15,2016
5

I love this book to the moon and back! It embraces the brutal reality of life in a beautiful delicate way. I was enthralled by John Greens inspiring, entrancing words. It has an incredible structure. It throws you on a roller coaster of a journey. i love the strong personality Hazel adopts and the beautiful love story of the two. Truly amazing. It also mentions historical elements. The ending and beginning are ones all writers should aspire to. 

some of my favourite quotes are:

"some infinities are bigger than other infinities"

"that's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt"

"I guess world isn't a wish granting factory after all"

you have to read this AMAZING book

xx 

May 14,2016
5

Hands down the best book I have ever read!

I was a late reader to join the TFIOS bandwagon, but still (thankfully) managed to read the book before I saw the film.

John Green is the best autour for our generation, his work portrays relateable situations, and it is so easy to find a special connection or love toward one of his characters.

I would suggest this book to ages 13+ or people like me who have the brain of a teenager. But if you are younger then just pick the book up anyway, I promise you wont regret it.

Apr 18,2016
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I'm probably going to have many people disagree with me for this review but that's okay.

I did not like this book for two reasons.

The first being (this is a terrible reason actually): The hype it got from the media and other people was completely overrated. It wasn't "immensely great" nor was it "an absolute page-turner". Look, I know I shouldn't be judging a book based on what the media has said but I was really dissapointed when I read this text.

My second reason (the more legit one) is that the characters did not respond in a real way to problems they faced. The were too fictional. In my opinion, in order for a text to be good the characters need to be relatable or at least real and I could form no connection with any of the main characters.

Read it if you want, but don't go in with high expectations :-)

Mar 29,2016
4

I'll try not to repeat wat other reviewers have already said. This novel is the perfect blend of geeky teenage love and heartbreaking, timeless loss. John Green absolutely nails it with his characterisation- Hazel makes us love our introvertedness, Augustus makes us aspire to be bolder. Their awkward, flawed, and adorable love story is heartbreakingly raw and relatable. I hope you like this book as much as I do. 

Mar 21,2016
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this book is about two sick tennagers Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace they meet in a help circle and they instantly fell for each other . they have there ups and downs but they get through them .then Augustus got really sick and passed away Hazel was sad for a few weeks but then she realised that he is in a better place now and she will be there soon......

 

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