The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Large Print - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410450012
1410450015
Characteristics: 363 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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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.

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.

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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burgundy_pig_29
May 05, 2018

OMG!! This book had me crying so hard. Why Gus?! Everything about this story was amazing. It had me inspired with a love so strong that it made me weak in the end. This book had me in the cafeteria crying. I repetitively read the ending and cried on a friend's shoulder. The words that stay in my mind is "Okay". That word speaks so much in the book and brought up a lot. Its always going to be their forever and is still. Best book ever written!!

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

Two teens faced with the terrors of cancer are pushed together in an environment where life is at risk. On a trip to Amsterdam they realize how madly in love with each other they are. This book will keep you up all night and the ending will leave your heart beating and your cheeks wet.
Reviewed by Eliza, a Teen Library Council member

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cateatcatworld
Mar 17, 2018

This story is a fantastic representation of the teenage mind, and includes a well-written tragedy. John Green has succeeded again, in my opinion.

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SMILES_0
Mar 14, 2018

SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD!!!!!! Super sad!!!

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anitalee6923
Feb 03, 2018

The book is easier to read than expected. It is about a teenage girl who falls in love with a boy from her support group. At the end, it is very sad.

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jsbutterfly13
Jan 02, 2018

Book Review for School:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about a girl who goes on this incredible adventure despite her having cancer. She meets this boy who lost a good chunk of one of his legs that was replaced by a fake. Her friend went blind. But the adventure has her and the boy she met going to Amsterdam to meet their favorite author to get answers, but was disappointed by him because he was an alcoholic. The boy asked the author by letter, once they were home, to come give the girl her answers as his last wish, because the leg thing, resulted in full body cancer causing the boy to die later on. I would suggest this book to any teen due to some of the language. A little kid could read this, just see if there was a cleaner version of the book. I give this book 4 1/2 stars because I didn’t feel as much emotion as one would usually feel.

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adoo
Dec 26, 2017

I got the book for christmas and read it in 3 days. Most amazing book. Very sad, i cried through the last 5 chapters. recommend highly!!!!!!!!!

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chuiyinma
Dec 22, 2017

I really enjoyed this book because it's sad but heartwarming! If you have never read this book you really should! ^_^

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blue_bird_1434
Nov 24, 2017

This book actually didn't really make me feel anything. I'm a fourteen year old girl and I cry almost every day, but this book didn't ever make me feel anything. As soon as I read the first chapter, I knew I wasn't going to like this book, but I kept reading it anyway because I figured I'd get into it eventually. I read the entire book, but it never quite drew me in. I had this happen to me with John Green's an abundance of Katherines as well. I like John Green very much as a person and I belive that all the things he and his brother Hank have done with Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, Project for Awesome, Nerdfighteria, Vidcon etcetera are absolutely amazing; and I love listening to their podcast Dear Hank and John. I almost feel like there's something wrong with me for not liking this book. I'll make sure to read again in a year or so to see if I change my mind. Maybe I just don't understand because I've never fallen in love and I don't know what it's like to lose someone.

But for all the nerdfighters out there, DFTBA!
Pumpkins and Penguins,
Susanna

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fizzykitty_22
Nov 23, 2017

This book is so sad, and reading it made me cry mulipule times. It's such a great read

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krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

"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."

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genius_girl
Sep 28, 2016

"Okay?"
"Okay."

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I've gotten really hot since you went blind.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Come over here so I can examine your face with my hands and see deeper into your soul than a sighted person ever could.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.”

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cateatcatworld
Mar 17, 2018

cateatcatworld thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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yellow_bee_208
Dec 29, 2017

yellow_bee_208 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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maryam3370
Dec 17, 2017

maryam3370 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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blue_dolphin_10143
Aug 19, 2017

blue_dolphin_10143 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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anisamusic
Aug 02, 2017

anisamusic thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cutelion918
Jul 07, 2017

cutelion918 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_pig_1144
Jun 28, 2017

blue_pig_1144 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Lily_Anne
May 12, 2017

Lily_Anne thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Skylar0806
Apr 26, 2017

Skylar0806 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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Bethyusala
Apr 14, 2017

Bethyusala thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Hazel Grace tries to live be a normal teenager...despite her diagnosis with thyroid cancer. When she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for cancer, they quickly fall into a whirlwind romance.

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Superduperstar99
Jul 15, 2016

Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, a similarly teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the author, he and Hazel work on the adventure of their brief lives.

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YH123
Jul 09, 2016

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a teenager girl who was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer when she was young, her life is depressing and sad and she experiences things that not every teen experiences. That all changes when a new kid she meets named Augustus Waters. He changes her life. Follow Hazel on her journey battling cancer.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Hazel has come to the end of her life while she is still alive. In this story she embraces her suffering and death despite the fact that dying of cancer slowly and with reliance on a drug treatment that kills her as it saves her. May we all learn from our friends and family and fate with as much trust, hope and honest anger as the characters in this wonderful novel.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars provides a look into the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from thyroid cancer that has spread into her lungs. Throughout the book, she is accompanied by her oxygen tank, which is necessary to help her breathe. Her outlook on life completely changes when she meets hottie Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. A series of plot twists will keep the reader guessing throughout the duration of the novel. And yes, I cried during the ending.

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ayesharazzaq
Aug 07, 2015

The 2 lovers fight cancer together

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Dmwma_nom
Jul 23, 2015

An amazing story of two dying kids who fell in love.

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blobinshlober
Jul 08, 2015

This book is about a young girl named Hazel and her journey through a first romance. Ends in tragedy....

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TealSeals
Jul 02, 2015

This book is about a Girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mom put her in a support group and she met Augustus Waters.

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Leeann2004
Jun 30, 2015

16 year old, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has cancer. She meets Augustus Waters and fell in love with him. Though tragedy came.

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abbyruth
Feb 25, 2018

Sexual Content: Yea.......gross

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

Sexual Content: opens with discussion of how an adult deals (or doesn't) with having lost both testicles to testicular cancer. A touch on the cheek is charged with sexual energy. How will Hazel kiss if she can hardly breathe? She sets boundaries on her and Gus's sexual interractions. He understands, respects and accepts them. Sex in this relationship is as honest, healthy and appreciative as it as it can be.

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katiescollon
Jun 23, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of kissing and one s** scene, not suitable for everyone

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense when some characters get critically sick.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Coarse Language: Nothing too vulgar, some f-bombs here and there.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Sexual Content: One sex scene, not too intensely detailed.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Other: Sad, might rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirt ground. But still worth the read, it's a beautiful story.

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EternalJules
Sep 21, 2014

Other: Talks about cancer unrealistically.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Coarse Language: some swearing but most teens will already be accustomed to that.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Sexual Content: some teen sex and sexual jokes

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