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.
"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)
What delight and tragedy Green brings to this rich and well read story of young people and their loved ones moving through impossible situations. While some might be tempted to write this off as a teen novel, I was swept away by Green's ability to capture the raw, messed up madness that follows a disease like cancer, and then he magnifies the experience with honest, wild and whirling teenage characters worth knowing.
I'd heard good things about this book and knowing the subject matter was going to be hard to get through (or thinking that it was going to be) I put it off on my wish list for a long time. The humor in this story its honesty was what made this story so enjoyable.
Gus and Isaac, I know Hazel was supose to be the loveable one but there 'bromance" was amusing and refreshing despite there respective cancers.
No I haven't heard this narrator before but after this book I would be happy to look her up.
There where many moments that moved me. The biggest one was trip to Amsterdam; i won't spoil and of it but its the first love all teenagers should experience. Its been a long time since a book actually made my cry. You know going into a book written in the first person of a 16 year old dieing of cancer its going to hard to hear; but I wouldn't call this book hard. You knew from early on that our heroine has "never been anything but terminal" yet you still hope for a miracle, just like with real life cancer.
What I loved the most about this story was the real-ness of story. Its a 16 year old girl dealing with the teenage related emotions all the while knowing that he cards been punched and her days are numbered. It doesn't stop her from living and that's an amazing thing. It doesn't tell how Hazel Grace "faught valiantly" because through most of the book shes pissed off at the world for her cancer and she has ever right to be.
I love how this story addresses that the characters where not dieing from cancer but living with it. It's an important differencation.
I know I will come back to this story in the future and ponder on it for quite sometime. Been a long time since I've read such an enjoyably real piece of fiction.
Yes, I recommended this book because it's one of those books that you can't wait to read and your always looking forward to reading it you can finish this book in one day.
Hazel and Gus because they were the stars of the book!!
It's seems as if Hazel did exist and that would be her actual voice.
Life is great and never be afraid to ask!
Try reading this book before the movies comes out!!!
No faults herein.
The Night of the Broken Trophies, and all subsequent references to it.
I really enjoyed the scene where Hazel and Gus are selling her old, depressing swing set online. From the time she's in her backyard and starts crying about it, then telling Gus over the phone, all the way to the time they write up its description, it's just superb writing and dialogue. I laughed, I cried. All in a matter of the 10 minutes the scene took to read through twice. Beautiful.
I did. I listened to it for nearly three hours before I finally went to bed; I listened to the rest the next day. I did a lot of cleaning and walking, although I could have just sat there and listened, as well. Excellent storytelling and dialogue.
In discussing my book hangover with friends who have read the book, I was surprised that quite a few of them did NOT enjoy the book, at least not as much as I did. They felt the witty, fast-paced dialogue of Hazel and Gus wasn't true to real-life. I scoffed a little at this, considering most of these people were fans of Harry Potter...
I loved the book secret life of ceecee wilks is ther any other books like that one
yes, for readers that enjoy listening rather then just reading the book.
outstanding pleasant enjoyable
I love to listen to books. I even get the book so I can follow along
This is an epic love story. It was so sweet, it reminded you to appreciate life and everything in it.
Maybe, I usually like to take time in between re-reading books, but I'm conflicted considering, although I do read books more than once, I do not re-watch television shows that I previously enjoyed. Since this is an audio-book its kind of a medium that is in between the two. So personally, I probably wont listen to it again, but the narration was great and the writing was spectacular.
Augustus was my favorite character, because he is just such a beautiful soul.
All the things he does for her from start to finish are generous and loving, everything you'd want from a man, whether you have cancer or not.
There are obvious parts in this novel where the characters are pulling at your heart and you're holding back tears, I listened to the bulk of this in public so I didn't openly cry but I was couldn't help but be deeply moved.
This was my first audio book and it was a fantastic start. Buy it, read it, thank me later.
It was a very interesting plot, I really feel different and it is wonderful.
Hazel, Augustus, Isaac they are the main characters and made the story.
I really enjoyed her speed and is very understandable.
It has changed me and you will not regret it.
Well written, relatable & real characters, accuracy about life & medicine (well researched & thought out). A herroine that is wonderfully written & I actually empathize with (increasingly rare in YA lit)
I don't have much of an opinion on the print versus audio. I focused mainly on the story.
The moment when "okay" became their special word that would mean more to them, than anyone else.
The Anne Frank scene when Hazel and Gus kissed and were applauded was my favorite scene from this, but it was filled with many other great moments.
Yes, when she read Gus' last writings for Peter. It touched me in an incredible way.
A wonderful read. I recommend this to everyone. I will most likely read this again.
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