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The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in our Stars

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
About the Book: The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as David Nicholls One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought hera few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her finalchapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twistnamed Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group,Hazels story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars isawardwinning author John Greens most ambitious and heartbreakingwork yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragicbusiness of being alive and in love. About the Author: John Green John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestsellingauthor whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a PrintzHonor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is onehalf of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online videoprojects in t ... See more
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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Awesome Book 3 September, 2014 On
    i 'm in love with you," he said quietly.

    "Augustus," I said.

    "I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” you are a person looking for a good book. i would definitely recommend fault in our stars. it is a book which touched millions of heart . this book makes us realize many things which we take for granted . . The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. and how she survives it . after reading this book i was crying so hard : (
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  2.  It Cant Get Netter Than This 7 March, 2014 On
    This book has two terminally ill people as its main characters. So yes, this book will make you cry. But dont let that dissuade you (if something like that would. Personally, if someone tells me a book will make me cry, I'll read it just to prove them wrong. Or not.) This book may feature cancer patients, but it is not a cancer book.

    The story revolves around Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters (it's starting to feel like every guy names Augustus is awesome!), who meet each other at the Cancer Kids Support Group meeting, through their mutual friend Isaac. A significant part of the book centers around Hazel's favourite book, An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten (which, before you Google it, is not a real book. But I wish it was.)

    John Green's characters are always unique; a set apart from the normalcy of their counterparts in the young adult fictional realm. They positively revel in their geekiness and engage in what I like to call intelligent humour.

    Hazel and Augustus are no different. Both frank to a fault, they engage in such witty banter, filled with humour, and silliness, and intellectual stuff, that sometimes it's a struggle to believe that it's teenagers who are talking this way. Sample this: (This is what Augustus thinks of Hazel, and I dont think you can get to know them both, and they're way of talking any better than in these lines)

    "Do you realise how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are."

    And that brings me to Green's writings. I've noticed something in young adult books: They're often in very simple language, with only a handful of words for which you'll find yourself stretching a hand for the dictionary. Which is not at all a bad thing. But for those who say that 'superior' writing can be found only in the classics, it only proves them right.

    John Green does not follow this unwritten rule. An that's one thing I love about this writing. He doesn't 'dumb it down' just because we're young. Instead, I feel like he expects us to get better. In fact, when faced with criticism for the books 'unsuitability', he said, ″The thing that bothered me about [the Daily Mail piece] was that it was a bit condescending to teenagers. I'm tired of adults telling teenagers that they aren't smart, that they can't read critically, that they aren't thoughtful, and I feel like that article made those arguments.″ This just about sealed it for me. I could hug him!

    He uses words like hamartia, bacchanalia, promiscuity, and delves into concepts of true love, philosophy, mythology, literature, but not in a preachy manner, and not in a boring way, and no, it does not feel like you're sitting in a History/ Architecture class (*cough* Dan Brown *cough*). He even challenges Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (the psych student in me was grinning in glee :D), and makes a convincing argument against it. It's obvious that every sentence and dialogue has been well thought out (or maybe that's just the way he thinks. Leads you to wonder what a fascinating place his mind must be).

    Take the title itself, for instance. The Fault in Our Stars. It comes as a denial of one of Shakespeare's notions. The author says,

    Never was Shakepeare more wrong when he had Cassius note, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves"

    The idea here is that fate doesn't doom man. It's man's own failings that send him to his downfall.

    Green disagrees. It's not their fault that they have cancer. It's not from any personal failing that they are confined to doing only so much. But the beauty, or rather, the irony of it, is that they can still live, and make decisions, despite the fault in their stars. Or, in Hazel's words:

    ...that I was living of cancer not dying of it, that I mustn't let it kill me before it kills me...

    The epigraph of a book often contains a quote trying to convey the theme/intrinsic concept of the book. Green couldn't have gotten it any better, and technically, he's quoting himself here:

    As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the ocean:
    Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it, rising up and rising down, taking everything with it."
    "What's that?" Anna asked.
    "Water," the Dutchman said, "Well, and time."
    -Peter Van Houten, An Imperial Affliction

    The characters have a number of discussions about the concept of time, and realise the now famous quote that 'some infinities are greater than other infinities'. Also, within the short time that Hazel and Augustus spend together, they still manage to pack in so much of meaning and quality than in many that last for much longer.

    You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.

    The Fault in Our Stars has been classified as a Young Adult fiction book, but I think NPR's Rachel Syme was spot on when she said: "[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization".

    Bottomline: This book will make you laugh out loud, chuckle quietly, become sentimental, sob like your heart is breaking, ponder complex concepts like the existence of the universe and mundane stuff like 'What makes 'breakfast foods' breakfast food?' and result in an overall enlightening entertainment. Specially recommended for those who are nerds/geeks and proud of it.
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  3.  Tragically Uplifting 13 May, 2016 On
    “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you.”

    When you finally decide to read ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green, you do know what you are getting yourself into. And I was no different and had kind of prepped myself for all the crying that was to come. What took me by surprise was the humor. So even though by the end of the book, I was a sobby mess, I cherish every word and page that beautifully narrates a tale of love and loss through two strong, wise and inspiring teen protagonists.

    I’m not sure if truth is stranger than fiction, but I know for sure that the truth/reality is more painful than fiction. And in the end I could only pray for children like Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters who have so much to give, but have been give so less time.
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  4.  A Book for Everyone! 8 June, 2014 On
    I recommend this masterpiece of a book. The story revolves around Hazel (16years) & when she meets Augustus Waters. Hazel is a thyroid cancer patient, goes around with a oxygen tank and she is quite the oddball. She meets Augustus at a support group, he is an amputee.
    The story carries on, narrated by Hazel, and sends us on emotional roller coaster of the couples romance, adventures, their trip to Amsterdam to meet Hazel's favorite author.
    The book is about Hope, suffering and teaches us that just anyone can find the right partner in love. It will show you how the most unfortunate people can endure their misfortune and carry on, look past and survive.
    After all, it is not always our fault, our misfortune, just a little fault in our stars!
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  5.  Bestseller in 2014, average though 21 May, 2015 On
    I read this book after seeing it on bestsellers list everywhere, be it on Junglee, Amazon or offline stores like Crossword, landmark etc. Started this book and competed it within a day, but did not find it to be all that great and neither did it match the hype created around it. Not that the book is bad, but seems to be just another average book .
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  6.  Absolutely brilliant! 27 November, 2013 On
    This story is so incredible, nothing else matters when start reading it. Very quick read as well. I highly recommend it to everybody reading this.. You will be blown by how beautiful the writing is. John Green is a modern genius.
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  7.  A must read 18 May, 2015 On
    An emotional roller coaster that takes us through the ups and downs of a relationship. It teaches us that love can be found anywhere and any time and one should just go with it without thinking too much about it.
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