The Fault in Our StarseBook - 2012
From Library Staff
This book has won DOZENS of awards (I counted 27.) It's a love story about two teens struggling to survive with cancer. It has been challenged for making kids deal with mortality. Really.
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for
kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,”
they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the
wondrous ways of the universe.
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"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.”
“But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”
“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.”
“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.”
“The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters.”
“We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.”
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blue_dolphin_10143 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
Skylar0806 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99
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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.
Coarse Language: some swearing but most teens will already be accustomed to that.