The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, ©2012, ℗2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781491510704
9781455869749
Branch Call Number: GRE
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hr., 19 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Rudd, Kate 1980-

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 09, 2017

John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is a heartbreaking, and moving story about a sixteen-year-old girl named Hazel, who has Stage 4 thyroid cancer. After meeting with a Support Group, she meets Augustus Waters who has a prosthetic leg and was previously diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Hazel and Augustus start to grow closer to each other, with a special connection sparking between them from the first moment that their eyes met. The Fault In Our Stars is filled with adventure, hope, and love, and is a deeply emotional novel. I give this book a 5/5 star rating. I recommend this book for ages 13 and up.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Hazel-Grace Lancaster is a teen girl who is diagnosed with stage 4 Thyroid Cancer. On her mother’s behalf, she attends a cancer patient support group. Hazel thinks that this support group idea is really uncool until she meets a 17-year-old boy named Augustus Waters. Augustus is diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. Augustus and Hazel immediately link and agree to exchange their favourite books. Hazel recommends An Imperial Affliction written by an author who resides in Amsterdam. Augustus surprises Hazel with flight tickets to Amsterdam where they agree to meet Peter Van Houten (author of An Imperial Affliction). While traveling the Dutch culture, Augustus confesses his love for Hazel Grace. When Hazel and Augustus meet Peter, they ask why the novel was incomplete, they are surprised to find that Van Houten is a rude drunkard and he continues to insult Hazel’s cancer. Augustus and Hazel are oblivious to the fact that the novel was written about Van Houten’s daughter who died of cancer. Augustus and Hazel return to America where Augustus’ condition is worsening. Fearing his death, Augustus invites Isaac, his best friend and Hazel-Grace to his pre-funeral, where they give eulogies. The novel shows the immense love between two people who are suffering and trying their best to live with love.
- @CaptainBook of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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SoftFire
May 06, 2017

I laughed a lot more than I expected considering the heavy subject matter in this story. Of course, I also cried. The story was surprising and rich. A great read. The reader was strong and sounded like Hazel Grace (the main character).

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 10, 2016

I saw one of my friends of a friend reading this and apparently she said it was really good. Well, for once we agree on something. It is excellent! So many people have watched the movie but I really don't know why someone would do that when the book is a thousand times better. So here, you have your pair of star-crossed lovers. Their infinities are larger than words, and more romantic than the sappiest of love stores. But, as in any book, there is a problem. Actually, there are multiple problems. Hazel has cancer. So did Augustus at one point. They meet at this cancer program in the literal heart of Jesus. Then what? To whatever end, I am very thankful for this little infinity that John Green has given the world. 5/5 Stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

One of my favourite things about this book is the fact that it gives a different look into how people with cancer feel. It feels very honest and raw which makes it a lot more interesting to read. I really like how intelligent the main characters are and how even as teenagers they still have big views and opinions on life. The storyline is really sweet but it succeeds at getting you in your feelings and breaking your heart too. I think everyone would learn something from reading this book. It's been given a lot of hype but it certainly lives up to it.
- @bookanarchy of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Fault In Our Stars is a very teenagery type of book, but it is an important one. This book is such a good read that I was not able to put it down at all and ended up reading it in one sitting. I first read it in the 8th grade and since then I have read it several more times. The Fault In Our Stars took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. John Green wrote this book so perfectly and beautifully. He finds a way to put humour, sadness and joy all in the same book at different times. The Fault In Our Stars is an amazing book that I think all different types of people could read and enjoy. 5 Stars
- @bookworm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Fault In Our Stars is an incredibly emotional novel by John Green that follows the story and romance of two teenagers with cancer. The main character, Hazel, has been struggling with cancer and her life isn’t what she had hoped for until suddenly one day she meets Augustus Waters and her life is completely turned around. This book is really sweet and eventful but it will also break your heart in the end. It’s definitely not a typical teenage love story. I would rate it 3/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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sophiahart3
Jul 05, 2016

This story was amazing because the speaker really connected to the reader. Because of this is made it so emotional at some parts. The reason why I love this book so much is because it is about how Hazel learned to deal with overcoming her fears of death.

bnotash70 Jul 09, 2015

I liked this book, about two teenagers living with/dying from cancer. They are so believeable and loving of their parents, their lives, and each other. It was a strong reminder of how people facing strange and different problems in life are all having simiilar feelings.

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danielestes
Nov 21, 2014

My wife recommended this one to me back when it debuted two years ago, and now that the movie is playing in theaters and it's is all over the news again I thought it was time to finally check it out. I was afraid the hype would be too much though. Thankfully, not. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is an elegant love story of joy, heartbreak, and what we do with the time we're given.

There are so many points where the narrative could have gone south—turning melodramatic, cliché, or just plain schmaltzy. But it doesn't. Green's characters feel like real teens just trying to live life to the fullest despite also battling cancer. Hazel especially is as authentic as any living person could be given her extreme circumstances.

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ashleysears
Aug 15, 2014

I was shocked and cried, I was expecting her to die from the start. I did really like this book. And I am interested in seeing how the movie comes off. Worth the read!

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LaPhenixa
Feb 27, 2014

Bitter-sweet and artistic, yet rarely powerful or compelling. The characters felt slightly exaggerated, yet likable, and the ending didn't feel entirely predicable.

donnyrayh Nov 08, 2013

Very good book on CD!! I did not like some of the "Theological" views but the story of LIFE was most delightful!! I will NEVER look at a person with cancer in the same way! One of those books that you hate when it ends!

JCLHopeH Jun 11, 2013

Thankfully, cancer has barely been a part of my world, which made 16-year-old Hazel’s perspective as a cancer patient new and fascinating to me. Your worldview and priorities are radically altered when you and your regular companions face terminal illness. I grew very attached to John Green’s characters, laughing out loud at their antics and letting tears roll when I had to say goodbye. The reader Kate Rudd has the perfect voice and tone for this book.

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