Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013
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.
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"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, best-selling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home)
"It's a testament to John Green's writing and Kate Rudd's narration that, in a book about teenagers with cancer, there are still plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Green's teens are precocious and clever, and Rudd sells it, delivering every 'or whatever' with perfect teenage inflection and fully inhabiting protagonist Hazel as she navigates the world with lungs ravaged by cancer. When Hazel has trouble breathing, we hear it in the way Rudd gasps and pants between words. It's a sad, funny, smart, beautiful book." (AudioFile)
Really enjoyed the narrator--I felt she brought to life the characters through her thoughtful use of inflection and different voices. Can't wait to listen to more YA favorites.
I saw the movie before listening to the book, and aside from a couple unimportant character changes, found the movie to have gotten it right. I fell in love with Agustus Waters right along side Hazel, and hearing her thoughts added a much needed perspective to what I got from the movie.
The book was PHENOMENAL. I'm twelve and kind of in between love stories and kids stories. And I love romance tragedy and loss. Perfect in all categories. Loved it it was AMAZING.
I'm not much of a writer but I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The narrator did a great job as did the writer. This book if filled with love, kindness, drive, etc. When the book ended how it did I was at work holding in my tears. Although this is a tear jerker I highly recommend this book.
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John Green has such a way of hitting the heart of adolescent readers. Stuff they think about, wonder about, and experience. This book is no exception and tackles not only difficult life and death issues, but also addresses the fact that adults sometimes simply aren't.
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