The Fault in Our Stars (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Fault in Our Stars (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by John Green
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Shaun_Rice More than 1 year ago
Let's face it: Cancer is a popular topic among the literary world, both in fiction and non-fiction. For years, authors have penned the tumultuous lives of those affected by cancer, as well as the lives of those who know people with cancer. I have been following Green's work for several years now, and I have been consistently impressed with the work he has done. However, his previous novels have always fallen short of excellence, something that has changed with the Young Adult author's newest outing. The Fault in Our Stars is wonderful. Plain and simple. Too often "cancer books" are downtrodden with overemotional drama that saturates the reading experience with misery. Fortunately, this book changes that. The tone of the book is primarily humorous, as is Green's specialty, and does not dwell excessively on drama. That does not mean, however, that the severity of the characters' situation is ignored. Rather, the cancer is more of a supporting character, always hovering around our narrator, but never entirely interfering with the flow of the story. The cancer simply exists, and while it makes itself known, it does not do so loudly. This offers a nice change of pace for those accustomed to the achingly detailed books about cancer and hospice they might have read in the past. Most importantly, the characters are not the wise and all-knowing cancer kids that is common in many stories of young people suffering with the disease. They offer their perspective, but they are scarcely blatant about it. Hazel, our narrator, offers often amusing observations about the world she lives in as well as the situation she has found herself in, but she is not and does not claim to be an all-knowing book of infinite knowledge. The same is to be said about Gus, our heroic best friend. While the story lacks extravagance, that doesn't stop it from becoming one of the best novels I've read in recent memory. It is a stubborn little book, and will not be easily forgotten like so many other books lining the bookshelves of the present. The prose is quiet and minimal, while still retaining a sort of muted beauty. The dialogue is sharp and witty. The characters are well-drawn out, and you might even find yourself wanting to hug the venerable (and fictional) author Peter Van Houten by the end of the book. In conclusion: Whether you have enjoyed Green's previous works or are familiar with his on-going YouTube phenomenon, you will certainly enjoy The Fault in Our Stars. It's a fantastic book filled with fantastic characters, and is written by a fantastic author. This is destined to be one of the best books of the year, and should not be missed.
-Hagen- More than 1 year ago
This book is not only for the young set. There is great benefit to all who read this. It’s not only about two teens battling cancer; it’s about a lesson to all of us to live our lives every day, every minute. We should be thankful for this time especially if we are lucky enough to find love and be capable of giving. This story is beautiful, funny, heartbreaking and poignant. Gus and Hazel made me laugh, cry, laugh all over again, and cry yet again. I’m still crying!
elschneider More than 1 year ago
I prolonged reading this one. I knew it was going to be good - not only because of the rave reviews I'd been hearing, but also because the subject matter was a tough one to tackle. And yet, I let it sit in my TBR pile for three months, while I stalled and read other books. cancer touches many lives, and everyone deals with it differently. cancer touched my life in June of 2006, when my mom was diagnosed with late-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (cancer of the liver). It was predicted she'd have anywhere between four to six months, and that was with all the surgeries, chemo, and whatever else they could throw her way. Proving the doctors wrong and opting out of all Western medicines and treatments, she gave us four wonderful years. In exactly two weeks from today, it will have been two years since my mom passed away. And maybe it's the timing, that caused me to finally pick up THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and start reading the first page of a book, I secretly think I'd been dreading to read all-together. But what I found amongst those pages, was an exceptional story - and while beautifully written, it was tremendously bittersweet. Anyone who has had even a glimpse into this devastating disease, can completely relate to how raw and heartbreaking this journey truly was. The relationship between Hazel and Augustus from start to finish, was nothing short of believable - full of emotion, yet flavored throughout with well-timed humor, as the two made their way through such unfortunate circumstances. Neither of them gave credit to their cancer - it simply was what it was, and they both dealt with the hand they were given, in the best way they knew how. You may have noticed (or not?) that I didn't capitalize the c in the word cancer, anywhere above - and that's because I don't believe it deserves that kind of credit or attention. One day we'll figure out how this horrible disease takes over the human body, metastasizes throughout, and ultimately, takes the ones we love. And we'll stop it. Until then, it's exceptional books like THE FAULT IN OUR STARS that makes you realize, it doesn't matter who you are or what your age is, in the end, cancer affects us all. John Green is a master at story-telling; a true artist in the way he delivered a journey that could have gone in a non-favorable direction, all too easily. A FAULT IN OUR STARS was an excellent read and a favorite YA contemporary for me - this is one I highly recommend to everyone.
harrypotterfan9 More than 1 year ago
i just finished this book. it was beautiful, amazing, wonderful, laugh-out-loud hilarious, sobbing-into-a-pillow sad, and just passed harry potter as my favorite book of all time. throughout the whole book i had this aching in my gut like i was being punched repeatedly. there were times that i was crying from laughter, and there were times i was sobbing from sadness. this was john green's best book by far and will be read and analyzed in english classes for years to come. DFTBA.
MinaWho More than 1 year ago
TFIOS is my absolute favorite book, ever, and I am going to TRY and explain why. A few months ago, I saved up money from Christmas and my birthday to buy books. Lots and lots of books, for me to read on my nook, that i also saved up for. The number 1 item on that list was TFIOS, only because I love the Vlogbrothers, not because I thought this was going to be some life-changing, epic read. So, i bought the book and my new nook. That day, i read the Lorien Legacies Series and finished The Hunger Games on the next. I saved TFIOS for a very unassuming Tuesday, a week or so after my raid of Barnes and Noble. Since 2nd grade, I have always wanted to become and author. I wrote stories on these little booklets i made of paper, and my friend colored them in. However, being in 8th grade, people you meet have a habit of asking the same annoying question: What do you want to be when you grow up? People said authors didn't make any money, its a hard field, whatever. Anyways, I definitely started thinking that I would have to find a new aspiration. But then, I read The Fault In Our Stars. That Tuesday, I had Glee Club practice until 5, and I had dinner at my neighbors home, once you factor in homework, i was not free until 8:30 or so. My neighbor was still over, drawing pictures of a character in my own stories, when i finally picked IT up. Needless to say, IT was amazing, and I kicked my neighbor out ( sorry Tulsi!). That was when i read TFIOS. I cried. I laughed. I called my mom at nearly two in the morning, admits crazy tears, to tell her that i loved her. The next day, I fell asleep in class, and I dreamed of my heavenly boyfriend of TFIOS, Augustus Waters. I couldn't explain to my friends why the book was so amazing. It simply wasn't enough to call it the best YA novel i'd ever read. TFIOS was beautiful. I wanted everyone to know how beautiful it was. But, I didn't want anyone to read it. I felt like my friends wouldn't GET it. I felt like it was mine. All of my, very un-literary, friends decided that they too would read TFIOS. i cringed inside. NOOOO! This book was too beautiful for them to butcher and not understand. I felt like my friends, as wonderful as they are, would not understand the complexity in the book. Like they would not understand it, and that they would read it but not see the value of every word. It is one of those books where i feel like, either everyone needs to cry over it because they are mature and smart enough to get it, or no one should read it at all, besides me of course! Anyways, I can't explain enough how wonderful this book really is. You should most definitely read it if you haven't, and please understand how meaningful and beautiful it really is, or else don't read it at all, because then i will shudder inside to think that you didn't appreciate it. Hazel of my head, I just want you to know that I too would have been driven nuts wondering where the poor hamster went.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a middle school teacher, 8th grade, I am always reading and searching for outstanding YA books to share with my students. The way Mr. Green writes is so enthralling that you are hooked after the 1st sentence. I love that his books appeal to boys and girls alike. The Fault in Our Stars is yet another outstanding read. Once i started I couldn't stop and read it from cover to cover in one sitting! Believe me, you will do the same! Thank you Mr. Green for another story I can recommend and share with my students!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is coming from a guy: I have never realized I was still able to cry like a 2-year-old. Hence, this book is insanely good. So do read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I swear, if John Green were currently 16 I would confess eternal love to him. However, in the mindset of not appearing stalker-esque, I will simply state that he brilliantly captures the wittiness of life embodied through well-developed (and perhaps overestimatedly brillant) characters. It was truly a work of art. DFTBA! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five years ago i was lonely. I met my best fiend "ben". Ben helped me get through the horror of fourth grade. In the beginning of fifth grade, Ben was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. I was heartbroken. Every day I would bring him homework and we would talk and talk. Two months after his diagnosis Ben died in his sleep. I was lost. I cried for days and days. My parents didnt know what to do with me. His funeral was probably the hardest thing i have ever gone through. 5 days after the funeral I got a call from his mother saying he d left me a note. It simply said I Love You. This struck me as an amazing emotiin from a ten year old boy. Thank you, Mr. Green for bringing Ben back to life for me. This is truly the story ofsomeone who died too young.
inkheartaddiction More than 1 year ago
John, I love you. And that sounds very cliche and fangirlish, so I apologize. It's been amazing being a part of the insanity and brilliance that is Nerdfighteria, and as a bibliophile and lover of all things involving paper and ink, I so look forward to this book. Counting the days, John, counting the days... For now, DFTBA. Keep writing and inspiring us all, as well as making us laugh. :) You rock, John! -Erin, the hopeless nerdfighter.
Rory-Rae More than 1 year ago
Ever since I first started watching vlogbrothers videos, I was completely enamored by John Green. I read all his previous books and absolutely loved them! I borrowed my sister's copy of TFiOS once she was done and I could not put it down. I literally did nothing but read. It took me about 6 hours to read. I have never cried so hard in my life, and despite its downs, this book has an equal part of ups. I can't think of a book more appropriate to recommend, to anyone. This is a seriously perfect book and there was not fault in this star. :) DFTBA.
krissajean7 More than 1 year ago
Its JOHN GREEN. I MUST HAVE IT. If you haven't read any of John Greens books, heres all you have to know: THEY ARE AWESOME. John Green is more commonly know as one of the two 'vlogbrothers' from youtube. If you want further reason to buy this, go check out their channel. I have yet to find a book of his that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns... They all were just so well written and made you never want to stop reading. The first book of his you should read? Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska. The second book? Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska. The third book? An Abundance of Katherines. The fourth book? THIS ONE. Why is this one the fourth one? IT HASN'T BEEN RELEASED YET. You should be reading all the other ones while you wait for this one to come out. I can see it now... Pure genius.
-Becca- More than 1 year ago
Exquisite Heartbreaker! Beautiful, sad, loving, perposeful....Just right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This disgustingly beautifull and ferociously moving story had me in tears. To the point where I had to put my nook down for fear of getting my tears and snot all over it. I was hesitant about buying this book but I'm glad I had the pleasure of going through this emotional roller coaster...that didn't only go up! I love this book but I definately won't be reading it again anytime soon...I'm still mourning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book today and I am still in tears. It is one of the most beautifully tragic love stories I have read since Romeo and Juliet (only better!). John Green has a talent for writing with humor as well as grace. This book is no different. I love that just as I am getting to feel really sad about something Augustus or Hazel or their parents or even Isaac crop up and say something that just makes my gut hurt from laughing so much. Definitely a book that will be read again and again until the end of time.
MuggleBorn26 More than 1 year ago
John Green is a genius. He's a genius that often does childlike things- such as have a noodle fight with his brother, but he's still a genius. I got this book the day it came out, and avoided reading it for months because I was scared of how sad it would make me. And I did indeed sob for a long time reading the last part, but it was so worth it, because I left with a better understanding of my own life and what it means to be alive. I have since had family struggle with cancer, so I have not reread it, because I think it would be too much for me to take, but nevertheless, the book holds a special place in my heart. Thank you, John. DFTBA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an adult and I never read anything by John Green before this book. I am also a nurse. This book was absolutely hilarious and emotionally gripping. I immediately thought "where have I been all this time?" after reading the first 20 pages. The prose is highly appropriate, and blatantly ingenious. Yes, this is a love story about two teens, but it is DEFINITELY a love story for everyone. Two teenagers who lived more than most adults. And I'd completely agree with Green (Augustus), "The marks humans leave are too often scars." Enjoy this read. You won't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Finished it without putting it down once. I havent cried this hard in years. Please take the time to read this touching novel.
Sabribrina More than 1 year ago
I read the book cover to cover on the day I got it, and it was amazing! I just couldn't seem to put it down once I started to read it. Congratulations to John Green for writing what will undoubtedly be the best book of 2012! If you want a book that will make you laugh the loudest, smile endlessly, and cry tears of sad happiness, get this one. I think it's safe to say that I now have a favorite book! DFTBA
Nerdfighter_NerdyBirdyist More than 1 year ago
it Is So great That after amazing Reads like katherines, paper Towns, And (especially To me) Alaska, that John green still has So Much More To write. There Is always Anticipation each Time He announces more amazing stories He has To tell. some authors Write A book And Do really well, But they then Cant live Up To It The Next time. john Green Is unique In That His first books Are remarkably meaningfuland well written, His compilation books With Other authors Are just As great. And Still his newest, the Fault In our Stars, does not fall short. i cannot Wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was extraordinary. I can't even begin to fathom why anyone would not fall in love with this book. I read Looking for Alaska just a couple weeks ago and finished the entire thing in one night thinking afterwards that there was no possible way his other books could surpass it but I decided to give Fault in Our Stars a try. I am so glad I did. This story is so painstakingly beautiful in all the best ways. I was laughing with the characters one minute then crying for them the next. It completely won me over and is (and forever will be) one of my favorite books. I sat there after finishing the book still crying for a good hour. These characters portray how fragile our lives are in the sense that a myriad of changes can turn us upside down but through this fragility we find strength to not only pick up ourselves but also each other. John Green is an amazing author and I absolutely can't wait for his next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FANTASTIC!!! This book is great! It's so real, and anyone who has dealt with loss, especially because of cancer or other illness, will find it so accurate. It really gets to your emotions and makes you think aobut the world in a deeper way.
BellaFabela More than 1 year ago
John Green continues to to be one of my favorite authors. A beautiful and lovely book, I cried and smiled. Possibly tied for favorite with Looking For Alaska (: DFTBA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore this book. Like A LOT! John Green is a hilarious, fantastic writer, and I think he really does a good job developing his characters. I could relate to both Hazel and Gus (I love Augustus Waters soo much....) and their relationship was the cutest thing EVER!!! Yes, the book is tragic, and I temporarily hated John Green (but not really) for what he did, and even though it was predictable, it was heartbreaking. I loved Gus' cigarette metaphor and everything else in the book, because it's just beautiful. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before reading this, I read the BN reviews as always, and I can't figure out why people didn't enjoy it. I honestly wondered if we were reading the same book. I found the plot and situations inspiring and compelling. the ending was great, couldn't have done it better myself. This sparked my interest in John Green. Am amazing read, you won't be able to put it down (and you won't want to.)