The Fault in Our StarsBook - 2012
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WCLSBlaineLibrary Aug 05, 2015
Very touching book, the characters feel real-with all their quirks and oddities. Very romantic. I was cheering for them and was surprised throughout.
Though published as a teen book, this title showed up on lots of “best of” adult lists, including Time Magazine’s #1 fiction book of 2012. With smart dialogue and sharply-defined characters, Green makes us fall in love with young lovers Hazel and Augustus, who are pushed into maturity beyond the... Read More »
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Jennie says: "Very touching book, the characters feel real-with all their quirks and oddities. Very romantic. I was cheering for them and was surprised throughout."
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“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
"I really really really liked him"
"One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention"
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep. A little than all at once." - Hazel Grace
"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."
“I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.”
“Come over here so I can examine your face with my hands and see deeper into your soul than a sighted person ever could.”
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Penguinreader101 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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Hazel Grace tries to live be a normal teenager...despite her diagnosis with thyroid cancer. When she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for cancer, they quickly fall into a whirlwind romance.
Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, a similarly teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the author, he and Hazel work on the adventure of their brief lives.
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a teenager girl who was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer when she was young, her life is depressing and sad and she experiences things that not every teen experiences. That all changes when a new kid she meets named Augustus Waters. He changes her life. Follow Hazel on her journey battling cancer.
Hazel has come to the end of her life while she is still alive. In this story she embraces her suffering and death despite the fact that dying of cancer slowly and with reliance on a drug treatment that kills her as it saves her. May we all learn from our friends and family and fate with as much trust, hope and honest anger as the characters in this wonderful novel.
The Fault in Our Stars provides a look into the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from thyroid cancer that has spread into her lungs. Throughout the book, she is accompanied by her oxygen tank, which is necessary to help her breathe. Her outlook on life completely changes when she meets hottie Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. A series of plot twists will keep the reader guessing throughout the duration of the novel. And yes, I cried during the ending.
This book is about a young girl named Hazel and her journey through a first romance. Ends in tragedy....
This book is about a Girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mom put her in a support group and she met Augustus Waters.
16 year old, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has cancer. She meets Augustus Waters and fell in love with him. Though tragedy came.
Sexual Content: opens with discussion of how an adult deals (or doesn't) with having lost both testicles to testicular cancer. A touch on the cheek is charged with sexual energy. How will Hazel kiss if she can hardly breathe? She sets boundaries on her and Gus's sexual interractions. He understands, respects and accepts them. Sex in this relationship is as honest, healthy and appreciative as it as it can be.
Sexual Content: Lots of kissing and one s** scene, not suitable for everyone
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense when some characters get critically sick.
Other: Sad, might rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirt ground. But still worth the read, it's a beautiful story.