The Fault in Our Stars Online by John Green
Click Here to Download the Book 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 Greenâ€™s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Reviews Seldom does one read a novel that is exactly where one is in life, but that's how THE FAULT IN OUR STARS hit me. I loved the narrator Hazel and her acceptance of where she was headed, her own death from thyroid cancer, but especially I loved the witty and lively Augustus. (John Green is having fun with us here since the title is taken from Julius Caesar and the line twisted to fit our main characters, all teen cancer survivors.) The Mid American setting never feels real to me, but once Gus and Hazel get their bucket wish and go to the Netherlands, the setting, characters, and story come together and dazzle the reader. I love the moment when they tour the Annex where Anne Frank hid until she and her family were arrested by the Nazis. Like Hazel and Augustus, Anne's fault was in her stars. Are Hazel, Augustus, and others from the group average teens? No. They're teens who have survived their first round with cancer and are living under few allusions about what happens next. They're sarcastic, witty, and well-read, or at least Hazel is. Green's adults all meld into one except Hazel's mom, who has ridden the roller coaster of her daughter's disease, so much suffering. When Mom asks Hazel the Question in ICU, "Are you ready?" The reader is one of the family and right there among them. To those who find fault with this book, I say the fault is in yourself and not in your stars. Thank you John Green for writing this.
I initially bought this for my teenaged niece, as I had heard so many people raving about it. I ended up reading it before wrapping it up (yes, I suppose that means she received a used gift...). I actually just thought I'd skim a few pages, but ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. I loved Hazel and Gus and Isaac. They were cool and witty and clever in a way we all like to think we were at that age (but weren't). I won't rehash any plot points, as I'm sure countless others have done so. I will say that I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and the characters seemed authentic (if a little too cool to be teenagers, but that's what made me want to keep reading). I wanted to be friends with them! The writing style was very engaging for me. John Green does a wonderful job writing about hope, loss, love. This book made me smile, made me cry. I was sad when it was over, and thought about the characters for a long while after I turned the last page. That doesn't happen very often. But perhaps the best recommendation
for this book is the text I got from my niece at 2am Christmas morning. It was a picture of the cover and it said, "I'm obsessed with this book!"
The C word. Not the profane word, the other one. The one that can affect your life forever whether you have it or someone close to you does. Cancer is the main subject matter in The Fault In Our Stars. I say subject matter, and not that it is what the book is about. This book is about so much more than cancer. In fact, I think it's an insult to this book for it be called "the cancer book". I've been a fan of the musical RENT since I was 10 years old. It has always been labeled as "the AIDS play" even though just like this book, it's so much more than that. The Fault In Our Stars tells the beautiful story of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. The Fault In Our Stars has been on my radar for quite some time now. I had noticed that majority of my friends on Goodreads who had read this book had given it 5 stars. That is a rarity. So I knew I just had to read this book. And I just absolutely loved it from the very first chapter. It's one of those books where you have the urge to skip to the last chapter because you want to know how it ends. But you resist because you just can't spoil it for yourself. Hazel is the main character in this novel. She is a sixteen year old living with cancer. After her mother notices that she's not really living her life, she sends her to a cancer support group. There she meets Augustus (Gus) a teeanger who is remission. Now I had been told that this book was a real tear jerker, and to make sure I had tissues on hand. And yes, it definitely is a tear jerker, but I wasn't expecting it to be so funny. Both Hazel and Gus are extremely funny. I laughed out loud numerous times while read this book. The conversations between these two were just so amusing from the moment they met. It didn't take much for me to fall for this couple. As your reading this book, you are just rooting for Hazel and Gus. You want a happily ever after. There was one particular moment while reading where I just wanted to take a bottle and somehow capture their feelings for each other. That's how strongly I felt their love for one another. I wish that every person in life could have a moment like that just once. I had butterflies the entire time I was reading. There were so many theories running through my head as well. As I said before I had been told the book was a tear jerker. And I do not like crying because of a book. Because it's just gut wrenching for me. It's one of the reasons why I avoid Nicholas Sparks books. But it'always those books that you remember. It means that the author did their job for you have such a powerful emotion, and response to their characters. John Green definitely did his job, and he did it correctly. This book is just so beautifully written. And in case you wondering I did indeed cry...a lot.
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