This is a lovely, heartbreaking, awkward book - perfect for the story it tells. It's worth hanging in and listening to the interview with the author at the end.
I always fall in love with the underdogs in books. The main character always gets the girl, but the underdog gets my heart.
YES, Its such a lovely story.
SPOILER ALERT! When Augustus gives his "wish" to make Hazels dream come true.
She does a great job in giving each character their own personality.
Yes, almost did
A must on everyone's reading list
This is the first audiobook I've listened to that has prompted me to write a review, I enjoyed the book that much. It was laugh out loud funny, meaningful, heartwarming and a little heart-wrenching. I highly recommend it.
You may be right; I may be crazy. But I just may be the lunatic you're looking for!
Absolutely! The story is refreshing on every level and captures today's teen psyche in a way I have never come across in literature before
The consistent plot and relentless honesty between the main characters
If I must choose I'd say the narrator, Hazel, was my favorite, but that's just because she has more air time. Kate Rudd magically translates each character into life
The honest moments between parents and their teens
This is my first step into the YA genre. I am far from young but found the story line refreshing and look forward to exploring this area of the book store
This book was on my "to read" list for months; I had heard good things about it but a story of teens who meet while battling cancer just didn't sound like it would be enjoyable. Oh...I was wrong! This was just a beautiful story: witty, real, smart and very well written. The narration was just perfect...this is a book that stayed with me for a long time after I was through. I laughed, I cried and ultimately felt grateful that I was able to experience this story. I have recommended this book to everyone, it is not to be missed!
There are so many! Possible spoiler alert - I thought the scenes in Amsterdam, when it becomes apparent that Gus is sicker than he has let on, were very well done. And I loved the egg throwing scene!
She perfectly captured the teenage personality - how, even dealing with cancer teens are still teens, who argue with their parents and worry about how they look.
I don't want to give anything away, but the ending, Gus's words, was beautiful.
Inspired life-navigator, self employed twenty-something, a-book-a-week-minimum-listener, loyal sweetie to my family& buddha loving do-gooder
You can tell his already exceptional storytelling skills are honed and at a thus far peak in this book. I laughed & cried- I loved it even though it was a "cancer book" because it's not a cancer book. It's a great story about the experiences of a girl, facing a thing in life like we all face things in life. The gift if getting to be in Hazel's head is one I hope gets repaid to John Green a million times over for the rest of his days.
Just be prepared to go buy the hard copy when you are done, because you will have a visceral urge to underline, hug and treasure these words.
This is one of the best non-mystery novels I have ever listened to and now I can't quit thinking about it. It is a book about teenagers dealing with their impending deaths, but is somehow not maudlin or particularly sentimental. Yet -it made me think about life in this universe in a very different way. I really feel compelled to tell other people about it but I'm not sure I would recommend it to people who are either dying or watching a loved one die. This is not the kind of book about people dying with cancer who get cured or die noble deaths and that is precisely why I enjoyed it so much. It is the kind of book that makes you want to live every day to the fullest.
I rarely listen to YA books or non-mystery fiction so no books come to my mind that would compare.
Kate Rudd helped make the character of Hazel Grace come so alive for me that I could believe she was a real person narrating her story. Her voice is also very pleasant - just the right amount of resonance and clarity.
This is a very moving book and as I have stated, one that will haunt me for a long time. I don't want to give too much away about the plot and every particularly moving part would do just that . I will just say that there were more than a few times I had to stop the audio and just breathe.
I did not know this was a YA book until the interview at the end with John Green. Now I want to listen to the rest of his books to see if they are as wonderful as this one.
Full of surprises. I was hooked from the start. The author gently leads the reader at first as she describes the amazing challenges facing the main characters and others in their lives. This story lingers in a good way especially when you look back at the remarkable individuals you were introduced to and how they choose to live and manage their relationships.
I don't know why it is, but it often seems that the YA genre is able to express the poignancy of human experience and emotion in ways that adult fiction rarely seems to grasp. That is definitely true for "The Fault in Our Stars." It doesn't take much to make a story of teens with terminal cancer sad and miserable, but in John Green's book there is joy, happiness, love, friendship and more for the taking.
In the story teens meet at a counseling session at a church that seems to be of much greater benefit to the parents sending them there than for the kids. But relationships form, and they all seem to know the score, and take their losses as well as their illnesses as a part of life.
Adventures happen, relationships are formed, love happens and throughout there is honesty, sincerity and just plain humanity. I've got a few favorite quotes by the characters that are well worth remembering and sharing such as "We are all just barnacles on the container ship of consciousness." Much wisdom from the mouth of teens.
Much to love, laugh and cry for in this story both well written and well read.
This is a heartbreaking and inspiring story that I won't ever forget.
I've never fallen in love with characters so quickly.
Entertaining and witty, reading this book was a pleasure.