The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
1. This is not the book that you think it is.
2. It is exactly the book you think it is.
3. You--yes you--should read it for exactly those reasons.
It's a teen novel written at a level adults will understand; it's a coming of age story about dying young; it's a laugh-out-loud funny book about cancer; it's a self-aware romance novel; it's a tragedy without voyeurism; it's quite possibly the most life-affirming book about dying ever written.
That's why you should read this book—why you should listen to this book (even if you already read it) is because of Kate Rudd's amazing performance. Her sentences turn on a dime from sarcasm to sadness with a heartbreaking ease. It is a stunning high-wire act of a performance of a stunning high-wire act of a book.
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine
Despite the tumor-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.
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, New York Timesbestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Praise for The Fault in Our Stars…
Accolades for The Fault in Our Stars:
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012
An Entertainment Weekly Best Fiction Book of 2012
John Green is one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year, 2012
#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
#1 Children’s Indiebound Pick
New York Times Editor’s Choice
The Huffington Post Best Books of 2012
A Booklist Books for Youth Editor’s Choice
The Horn Book Fanfare List
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
A School Library Journal Best Book
Unprecedented EIGHT starred reviews
“Damn near genius. . . . Simply devastating. . . . Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion.”
People, 4 out of 4 stars
“[Green] delivers more than a collectible …with keen observation and empathy…producing a story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them.”
“A pitch perfect, elegiac comedy.”
“A smarter, edgier Love Story for the Net Generation.”
“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….You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book.”
New York Times Book Review
“[Green] 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.”
The Washington Post
“What makes this novel compelling is not a thrill-a-minute plot but the authenticity of characters deeply engaged in trying to live ‘forever within the numbered days.’ John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit.”
“Perfect in every way.”
Starred review, Booklist
“In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph.”
Starred review, School Library Journal
“An achingly beautiful story about life and loss.”
Starred review, Horn Book
“Acerbic comedy, sexy romance, and a lightly played, extended meditation on the big questions about life and death.”
Starred review, Kirkus
"A smartly crafted intellectual explosion of a romance….Carefully structured dialogue and razor-sharp characters brim with genuine intellect, humor and desire.”
“A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more.”
– Markus Zusak, bestselling and Printz Honor–winning author of The Book Thief
The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes—Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?—by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking.”
– Jodi Picoult, New York Times–bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home