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The Fault in Our Stars | [John Green]

The Fault in Our Stars

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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Why we think it's Essential - It doesn’t matter that John Green’s target audience is teenagers – his characters are smart, honest, and funny no matter how old you are, and the universal themes captured in this book are, well, universal. Terminal cancer may not be the most uplifting of plotlines, but don’t let that stop you from listening to this wonderful story. Narrator Kate Rudd is most impressive in handling all of the male and female characters – young and old, American and Dutch alike – and is definitely a rising (no pun intended) star. — Diana D.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 John Green (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 12-05-13
    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Liked It, Didn't Love It"

    I had high expectations for this book because so many raved about it. It was good but not great in my opinion.

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    A. Chang Spring Hill, KS, United States 12-02-13
    A. Chang Spring Hill, KS, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good"

    This was a funny, entertaining book, not too long and always interesting. It's enyoyble even for adults like myself (I'm 31).

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    Alex NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States 12-01-13
    Alex NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States 12-01-13
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    "It was fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    The story was awesome, and it's a part of life that I rarely think about: dying young due to cancer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really helped me get inside the mind of a girl with cancer. I feel like I could deal with it a tiny bit better after having read this book.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    She disappeared into the characters. Her performance really let the story come through.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The second time they encounter their favorite author and if I keep writing I'm going to spoil it.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing. Best book of the year so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Riley 11-29-13
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    "Amazing"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    The story line it was just great how they come together right through to the end even though they had nothing to live for they found each other


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Augustis Waters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a very emotional book and bang a tear to many readers eyes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MANASSAS VA, United States 11-29-13
    Amazon Customer MANASSAS VA, United States 11-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Always busy - always in the car.

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    "Get your tissues, settle in for an amazing story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    The story was so strong that you felt the characters feelings.


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and Along for the Ride.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Kate Rudd, she is has a way pulling you into the story either Romance or Teens or any other


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not happily ever after - just life and death in the "Heart of Jesus."


    Any additional comments?

    Love the supporting cast - the parents and friends and even the mean author, but they all matter to the story - I know this book has been out for a while and have put it pretty low on my book list because I heard it was depressing, but it was funny with a serious subject - beautiful story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin TN 11-28-13
    Kristin TN 11-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "not my favorite"
    Any additional comments?

    The story was pretty good about cancer kids but I found the kids and the narrator pretty annoying at times. Some of it was really childish teeny bopper but then they would use big words. This story had some good puppy love and offered an inspiring view of having cancer vs just being depressing about it but I could have done without this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Venkat Mumbai, India 11-22-13
    Venkat Mumbai, India 11-22-13
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    "dint like the narrator voice"
    What would have made The Fault in Our Stars better?

    dint like the narrator voice. So i stopped reading


    What could John Green have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    less sadness


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

    never again


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    very sad. So i stopped reading


    Any additional comments?

    So i stopped reading

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cassandra Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 11-15-13
    Cassandra Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 11-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best stories I've found in a long time."

    This was the first audiobook I ordered when I downloaded Audible, and it did not disappoint. This story made me laugh, then had me on the brink of tears 30 seconds later. It's so wonderfully written, with everything I look for in a story. There's humor, love, heartbreak and it keeps you on your toes. Everything about this just pulled me in, and I never wanted to stop listening. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a great love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carly Englewood, Ohio, United States 11-15-13
    Carly Englewood, Ohio, United States 11-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narrator and book"

    I absolutely loved this book! I've listened to it a few times now in my car. Kate Rudd does an amazing job as a 16 year old in this book. And I am definitely grateful I was driving HOME and not to WORK during the last part of the book. In a good way =P

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Seoul, Korea (South) 11-13-13
    Sarah Seoul, Korea (South) 11-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A books that makes ever so grateful for .. living!"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Live your fullest !


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    Catcher in the Rye because there is this attitude of " life is bull shit". And also because it
    is a coming-of-age story (of sorts).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene where our main characters meet the author of "Imperial Affliction". It's very funny and a little bit sad.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cry. It's been a while since I have done both with such intensity.


    Any additional comments?

    English is not my first language, but since this book (and audiobook) is intended for teens and young adults, it's fairly easy to follow, I would recommend this to people trying out
    audio books in English.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Charles
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    2/22/12
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    "Far too good to be left to teenagers"

    John Green has won awards for his Young Adult fiction and this, his latest novel. features teenage protagonists but really this is a book which will be enjoyed not just by teenagers but by anyone who has ever been a teenager and still remembers at least a little of what that was like.

    It begins in a teenage cancer support group and its subject matter is daunting but go beyond that and you'll find a novel full not just of love and courage but black edged humour and characters who feel real. For such a short novel it packs a real emotional punch and when I finished the book it felt like I was leaving friends behind.

    A word of thanks too the narrator, Kate Rudd. The book is a first person narrative and she not only convincingly brings Hazel Grace to life but her friends and family. If this doesn't merit an Audies award then there is something wrong with the voting system.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A Triumph Celebration of Life"

    I felt unusually resistant to reading this book. I, like so many others, have said a final goodbye to loved ones taken too soon by the whims of this unforgiving disease. I wasn't sure I could face a story examining the life of such young sufferers of serious, indeed terminal, illness; I couldn't imagine what enjoyment (as that is, after all, why I read fiction) there was to be found between the covers of such a book. How wrong my innate assumptions have proved to be.



    This story is a triumphant celebration of life in the face of death, a homily to the strength and determination of its characters to 'live their best life today' no matter what mountains they may have to climb tomorrow. The author explores with great sensitivity the impact of a terminal diagnosis on relationships and creates an achingly beautiful and unforgettable connection between Hazel and Augustus, as they struggle together to make sense of and come to terms with the hand they have been dealt.



    There was plenty of laughter and some inevitable tears, but the greatest achievement of this work is in relegating cancer to a mere supporting role - there is no room for it centre stage here - that place belongs unquestionably to the bonds of love which live on beyond the farewells. For, whilst we hold on to our memories of those whose footprints we can no longer see in the sand, how can they ever truly leave us?

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    5/8/12
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    "A masterpiece"

    First audio book I have ever restarted as soon as I finished. Somehow manages to avoid cliches, engage you in the characters, make you laugh and make you cry. It walks the line between pretentious and meaningful but falls the right side. Can't stop thinking about it. This is not a great book for teenagers, or a great book for adults, it is just a great book.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. J. Penny
    Kent, UK
    7/11/13
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    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in this audiobook."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend, if this book were not just as Hazel describes An Imperial Affliction in her book, that it's so special it just 'yours'.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character was certainly Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters not far behind. Hazel is a character I can relate to a lot. Though I myself do not suffer from cancer or a terminal illness, I think in the same way and understand many of her thoughts and emotions. She's real, she's down to earth and not like these over-sexualised girls you get in some stories. The lack of depth into the lives of other characters and the lack of several characters close to Hazel and Augustus is actually a good technique, and makes the book feel closer to you, like although she doesn't literally say 'you're my friend' because obviously, you're reading the book, you feel like you're one of the only people being let into their lives. When Hazel says 'my only friends are my parents and an author who doesn't know I exist', she knows what's real but she still feels a connection to AIA, that I find myself feeling to TFIOS. I see a lot of Hazel in me, to be honest.


    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Metaphorically and literally, a voice. I have in fact read the book before hand, but being a British 14 year old it was sort of hard to imagine how they would speak, never having spoken to an American before. She made Hazel more real to me. Don't get me wrong, the book on it's own is brilliant, but there's something about Kate Rudd that makes me believe the story happened, like it's literally Hazel explaining it to me.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh definitely. I was crying for hours at the end, and some parts like with Issac kissing Monica and Augustus' comments on 'young love in all it's awkwardness' (or something similar) made me laugh until I cried. I felt like I knew them in a way, it felt so personal.


    Any additional comments?

    The fact this book is an audiobook makes me incredibly happy, thank you for selling it. Now, even if I'm too tired to read, or too busy to pack a book, I can listen to my favourite story over and over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    4/13/13
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    "A must read!"

    This book will make you laugh, smile and cry. John Green has managed to bring a new perspective and emotion to cancer. Within the first chapter I instantly wish that I had a friend like Hazel Grace.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Esther
    Ulverston, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "Very good"

    I had read, the fault in our stars once before but listening to it was a completely different experience. Kate Rudd- AKA the perfect voice for hazel, did an amazing job conveying not only Hazel's but Augustus' and her mums feelings. She varied tone, pace and volume for the desired effects.

    And of course, the author, John Green did an amazing job with the book. I shan't write too much about the book itself but I will tell you a few things. First off, this book is sensitive to Cancer in a way no other book is. Especially and John himself would say any 'cancer book'. And no, i'm not saying that books talking about cancer don't give enough sensitivity to it as they should, i'm saying that John created a whole new level for his book to sit on.

    Another thing is, despite John being a 30 something year old man with a wife and child, he captured the essence of a teenage girl amazingly. Being a teenager myself I would say that he used the 'teenage stereotype' perfectly. He made her moody, and loving and happy and funny at the perfect times. Making it feel as though it was Hazel Grace Lancaster really writing that book.

    Thank-you John.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    brendale, Australia
    7/29/12
    Overall
    "Amazing"

    This book was inspiring and touching. It made me laugh and cry the whole way through. A definite must.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    9/16/12
    Overall
    "thought prevoking"

    This is no ordinary cancer novel. it is the truth and has such depth into the situation of having cancer. I have quotes from this book that are just genius. I really enjoyed listening to this book and made me really reconsider my life. BUY IT, LISTEN TO IT AND LIVE IT!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Wonderful."

    Yes I know that this book is technically a teen fiction but at *mumbles age* I simply loved it. With it’s characters that my teenage self (long forgotten in the mists of time), fell in love with and a story that carried me along effortlessly. I would urge you to take a chance on it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you won't be sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
    Overall
    "Well written, well read"

    This book is superbly written by an author who is intelligent, witty and gets the emotions across very well - add in a SUPERB reading by Kate Rudd and you have yourself an emotional, but fantastic listen

    If you know only a little about different types of cancer, and want a book which shows how teenagers can be amazing during their struggles with illness, then this book will open your mind and your heart

    The emotion that this brought up was more than I expected, especially later in the book, but this is one of the best books I've read or listened to

    DO NOT miss this book, if you do, you'll be missing out on one amazing book!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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