The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. New York: Dutton Childrens Books, 2012. Print. ISBN 13: 9780525478812. Hardback. $17.99.

Annotation: Thanks to a new medicine, Hazel Grace Lancaster has been surviving with cancer longer than anyone expected – but is surviving the same as living? When Hazel meets Augustus Waters, she finally finds out what it is to really live.

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Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.

Honestly, the Cancer Kids Support Group she’s forced to attend is the last place Hazel Grace Lancaster expected to find a boy as intriguing and attractive as Augustus Waters. Both teens are living with cancer which has given them quite an interesting view of the world. When Gus uses his Wish to help Hazel ask some long-awaited questions, they realize that maybe they had the answers all along. But when a cancer re-occurrence interrupts Hazel and Gus’s time together, how will they cope with the fallout?

Full of quirky banter, sincere moments, and authentic characters, the story of Hazel and Gus is completely genuine. This intelligent and honest look at teens living with cancer is not to be missed.

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Quotables: “…I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” (pg 125)

“It seemed like forever ago, like we’d had this brief but still infinite forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” -Hazel (pg 233)

“My thoughts are stars that I can’t fathom into constellations.” -Gus (pg 311)

★ The Fault in Our Stars has received numerous accolades including: New York Times Editor’s Choice pick of 2012, a winner of the ALA’s Teen’s Top Ten for 2012, and the winner of the Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year (2013) as presented by the American Booksellers Association.

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Here is the latest official trailer for The Fault in Our Stars movie:

And check out author John Green behind the scenes with the stars:

YOUR OPTIONS: The Fault in Our Stars is available in print, eBook, CD audio, MP3 audio, and downloadable audio formats.

Anastasia Vito © 2014

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