The Fault In Our Stars Paperback – 8 April 2014
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"Damn near genius . . . The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it's also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness." --Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine
"This is a book that breaks your heart--not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts."
"A story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them."
"Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy."
"A smarter, edgier Love Story for the Net Generation."
"Because we all need to feel first love again. . . . Sixteen-year-old Hazel faces terminal cancer with humor and pluck. But it isn't until she meets Augustus in a support group that she understands how to love or live fully."
--Oprah.com, a Best Book selection and one of "5 Books Every Woman Needs to Read Before Her Next Birthday"
"[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book."
"Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . reminds you that sometimes when life feels like it's ending, it's actually just beginning."
"John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit."
--The Washington Post
"[Green] shows us true love--two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals--and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach."
--New York Times Book Review
"In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph."
--Booklist, starred review
"You know, even as you begin the tale of their young romance, that the end will be 100 kinds of awful, not so much a vale as a brutal canyon of tears. . . . Green's story of lovers who aren't so much star-crossed as star-cursed leans on literature's most durable assets: finely wrought language, beautifully drawn characters and a distinctive voice."
--Frank Bruni, The New York Times
"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, bestselling and Printz Honor-winning author of The Book Thief
"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, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Sing You Home
"John Green is one of the best writers alive."
--E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor-winning author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and We Were Liars
About the Author
- Publisher : Penguin Books (8 April 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 014242417X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142424179
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Dimensions : 2.79 x 13.72 x 20.83 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I need not to write about the content as all already know how good this book and John Green are.
Coming to the physical condition...
It looks pretty good. I've been reading lots of negative comments about the page quality but believe me its totally fine and nothing to be bi*ched about.
John Green really knows how to capture a mood, and throw you right in with the characters. It was stunning. I was gripped from start to finish. I actually brought this book as a gift for my partner, but after she told me how good it was, I had to steal it.
The book has been made in to a movie, but the adaptation is never going be as good as getting lost int he words.
Very cleverly written and a very emotional book. I give credit to John Green for writing a book this good about such a difficult subject.
While I can't fault the character development and individuals like Gus and Hazel were quite believable, the story really is fairly average for a book of this nature. There was a particularly emotional time when a eulogy was read, (I won't say whose) but that was about the only time this book was anything above standard. I have known more than one person close to me die of cancer, so I'm not speaking from a neutral standpoint either. It's not actually a bad book, it's just nothing significant.