The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Fault in Our Stars

An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers are star-crossed, destined by dint of terminal cancer to not have a happy ending. But Green doesn’t show these characters to be stereotypes of cancer victims but instead to be living, vibrant, messy, real teenagers who realise that if you don’t get on with life there really is no point to it. Powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting it deserves to be read by all.

One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.

Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

 

Perfect for readers who enjoyed Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

 

The film version of The Fault in Our Stars is released in UK cinemas on Friday 20 June 2014. Click below to view the trailer.

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The Fault in Our Stars Synopsis

This is the film tie-in edition of John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. Featuring 7 stills from the hotly anticipated movie from Twentieth Century Fox.

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once. 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.

The Fault in Our Stars Reader Reviews

An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers are star-crossed, destined by dint of terminal cancer to not have a happy ending. But Green doesn’t show these characters to be stereotypes of cancer victims but instead to be living, vibrant, messy, real teenagers who realise that if you don’t get on with life there really is no point to it. Powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting it deserves to be read by all.

The Fault in Our Stars Press Reviews

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   Sunday Times Culture

 

A touching, often fiercely funny novel  The Sun on Sunday Fabulous Magazine

 

So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!  Daily Express

 

John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough. Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions...No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living  Daily Telegraph

 

The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults  The Metro - 2013 Best Fiction

 

The YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming   The Guardian

 

A Smart Book Grazia

 

So good!  Good Housekeeping 

 

John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Stars defies categorisation ...as funny as it is heartbreaking ...we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus  The Tablet

 

A humourous and poignant love story...It's terrifically funny ...as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers ...it's for everyone  Bliss

 

If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you  Mizz

 

Electric ... Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy -- Jodi Picoult

 

A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more -- Markus Zusak, Author Of The Book Thief

 

Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ...Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion TIME

 

Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment Weekly

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ISBN: 9780141355078
Publication date: 08/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141355078
Publication date: 8th April 2014
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About John Green

John Green grew up in Orlando, Florida, within spitting distance of Disney World. He moved to Ohio for university, where he studied English and Religion. For several months after graduating, John worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. While there, he was inspired to write his first novel, Looking for Alaska, which became a bestseller in the United States and won many literary prizes around the world, including the Michael L. Printz Award in the US and the Silver Inky Award in Australia. John’s second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was published in 2006, and became ...

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