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.
Read Andrew Cattanach's Review:
Try as I might to find irredeemable faults in The Fault in Our Stars, I can't. Perhaps the one drawback is that the characters are too vibrant and too intelligent and too extraordinary. Seriously, if that is the only negative about a book, you know you're onto a winner.
Much has been made of the plot since the movie hit our screens (teens with cancer falling in love), and while acknowledging all the classic cliches of Teen/YA Fiction, author John Green steers clear of them with punchy dialogue and fresh thoughts on the human condition, highlighting some of the inexplicable stigmas that still exist in society.
If you've ever cried while reading a book, guaranteed you'll cry during this one. For all of its brilliantly sharp wit, The Fault in Our Stars is a incredibly sad book. Great books can do that, make us cry and laugh effortlessly. To live within the story, and allow the characters to get inside you. Books like this only come around every so often, and are not to be missed. After all, sometimes having 'so many feels' thrust upon you isn't such a bad thing.
"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, author of The Book Thief.
"An electric portrait of young people who learn to live life with one foot in the grave. Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy, 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.