The Fault in Our Stars

Author(s): John Green

Young Adult

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

Despite the tumour-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 brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Praise for The Fault in Our Stars:

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'

The Metro - 2013 Best Fiction
'The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.'

'So good!'

Good Housekeeping
'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.'

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

'Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'

This is the best novel I've read in ages. It tells the story of Hazel and Augustus, teen cancer suffers, with humour and wit, but without self-pity.  Hazel has, from her first diagnosis, been aware her illness was terminal. At Cancer Kids Support Group she meets Augustus whose diagnosis is a whole lot more promising, though he has lost one leg to cancer. Their relationship is funny, clever and heartbreaking. - Briony

John Green is brilliant if you are tired of reading cliche young adult fiction. His plots don't involve vampires or post-apocalyptic action like most other teen fiction these days, but Green's writing is enough to make his novels unputdownable. His characters are funny and intelligent; he gives teenagers more credit than most other adult, teenage fiction authors. As soon as I finished this I wanted to go back to page 1 and read it again! (Another that I recommend by him is Paper Towns). - Jessie


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"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.

"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.

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.1 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), or visit him here. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.

General Fields

  • : 9780143567592
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : en
  • : [Fic]
  • : 336
  • : John Green
  • : Paperback