Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, this heart-catching novel is fuelled by the rawest emotions deftly handled but never falsely diluted. The role a book plays in their lives lies at the heart of the burgeoning relationship between Hazel and Augustus, teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Hazel’s cancer is incurable: she is ‘managing’ her situation; Augustus has already lost a leg to his but he has an 80% chance of survival. But cancer does not rule them; here are two teens being as normal as they can be while carrying the grisly physical side effects of their treatments and in the complicated face of an uncertain future. The result is a touching, questioning, funny and insightful novel that can’t be put down. One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.
January 2013 MEGA Book of the Month.
Perfect for readers who enjoyed Before I Die by Jenny Downham.
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.
'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
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd January 2013|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About John Green