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)
My 13 year old granddaughter recommended this book to me. We often read the same books so we can talk about them later. I expected a "teen" book, but was pleasantly surprised by how much I really enjoyed this poignant story. Definitely would recommend this to any young adult or adult wanting a quick, but good book.
The reader disappeared and allowed the story to appear to tell itself. My idea of the perfect performance.
Yes, and did. I listened on a car trip and only stopped when out of the car.
I would, I enjoyed listening (although I think I may have gotten a little more emotionally attached had I read it myself). Regardless, it really makes you think about things that make people (or maybe just me) uncomfortable, in a way that makes you feel safe while trying to figure out what you believe.
I'm not quite sure. It was different than a lot of books I've read before...
They are making a movie of this and the tag line is some infinities are bigger than others. I think I related to that and to the thing about pain is that it demands to be felt.
keep a box of kleenex near
I listen to be enthralled. The experience must transport me from my daily life of work and responsibility. What books qualify?
I loved that John Greene brought to life the witty, irreverent, wickedly smart, but innocent teenage characters.
Favorite character was Gus because he was what all girls want in a man; a protector, a companion, a lover.
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
Sometimes YA fiction is not really meaty enough for an me as an adult. But this book really delivered. It made me think about my own life in a new way. I could not stop listening.
In short, this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The story is about two teenagers living with cancer, who meet in a support group. They develop a sweet relationship, and a shared love for a book called An Imperial Affliction. This book touched each of them in a meaningful way, and they decide that they want to meet the author to ask him questions that the book left open. .
The writing here is fantastic. There were many, many quotable moments (see below). The characters are likable, and even though you know from the very beginning that cancer is terminal, you are rooting for them to ride off into the sunset together. By the time you are finished with this book, you will be in tears with a smile on your face.
This quote from the book most adequately sums up my feelings about The Fault In Our Stars:
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Emotional, romantic, reality
An imperial affliction
The last scene where she reads her eulogy and every time he called her "hazel grace"
When hazel and Isaac were reading his eulogy for his pre-funeral
I rarely read books twice, never buy an audible version of one that I have read-until now. The Fault in Our Stars is one of my favorite books. It doesn't matter that the intended audience is 35 yrs younger than me, this book touched my heart and held my interest in a way I can't explain. So much so, that I couldn't wait to 'hear' it and Audible's version did not disappoint! Kate Rudd voiced the young narrator, Hazel, to perfection-made me laugh and cry; the whole experience bought the book to life!
This was a really good, quick Young Adult romance novel. If that's what you're in the mood for, this is for you. The plot is pretty straight-forward, but engaging. Some plot points I didn't agree with, but after discussing this novel with some friends in an informal book club setting, they changed my mind; overall I enjoyed it. Some parts of it are beautifully written. I definitely see John Green exploring his writing style and starting to move away from the YA genre. I previously read his book Looking For Alaska, and really enjoyed that, as it was reminiscent of the classic novel A Separate Peace.
I love Kate Rudd's normal voice. Her male voices lean towards the sub-par level, but her normal voice more than makes up for it. I haven't listened to her other audiobooks yet.
I haven't listened to many other books, okay maybe I haven't listened to ANY other books but I absolutely love this one so far! I know people usually write reviews after they've listened to the whole book but I'm only three chapters into it and I laughed a lot. It's an amazing book and I won't mind continuing to listen to it. :)
The dialogue. I loved how they didn't make the sentences bland.
No I haven't, but hopefully I will.
Yes, I believe it was. Yet, my iPod decided to die just before the third chapter so I cannot continue it yet.
I'll definitely be reading some more of John Green's books.
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