The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Large Print - 2014 | Large print edition
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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.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781594137907
1594137900
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Gree
Characteristics: large print
361 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

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blue_bird_1434
Nov 24, 2017

This book actually didn't really make me feel anything. I'm a fourteen year old girl and I cry almost every day, but this book didn't ever make me feel anything. As soon as I read the first chapter, I knew I wasn't going to like this book, but I kept reading it anyway because I figured I'd get into it eventually. I read the entire book, but it never quite drew me in. I had this happen to me with John Green's an abundance of Katherines as well. I like John Green very much as a person and I belive that all the things he and his brother Hank have done with Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, Project for Awesome, Nerdfighteria, Vidcon etcetera are absolutely amazing; and I love listening to their podcast Dear Hank and John. I almost feel like there's something wrong with me for not liking this book. I'll make sure to read again in a year or so to see if I change my mind. Maybe I just don't understand because I've never fallen in love and I don't know what it's like to lose someone.

But for all the nerdfighters out there, DFTBA!
Pumpkins and Penguins,
Susanna

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fizzykitty_22
Nov 23, 2017

This book is so sad, and reading it made me cry mulipule times. It's such a great read

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pink_panther_385
Oct 01, 2017

Super sad but great!

marycatlyons Sep 14, 2017

A quality read that anyone of any age would enjoy and appreciate!

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Crystal_37
Sep 05, 2017

The saddest book I have ever read. I cried at least three times while I was reading it. A healthy body is important!

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maryam3370
Aug 31, 2017

I Really liked this book, but there were some parts of it that just made me give it a 4 star rating. For one, it was kind of inappropriate for teens to read, because it had some wrong words and some wrong scenes in it as well. If parents saw their 13-15 year olds reading something like that they would probably freak. John Green should be more careful with his writing because his book Paper Towns is similiar to this as well. Other than that, it was the nicest romantic novel ever! The death of Gus was really sad, but the true love between him and Hazel was so cute. They were really made for each other.

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Mariam_toma135
Aug 11, 2017

This is such an emotional book but was totally worth reading. At times you laugh and in the next chapter you may cry but all in all it is a beautifully written book.

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Josephina_0
Aug 03, 2017

This book lead me through a major plot in which I was not ready for.

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Bell_Fleck
Aug 03, 2017

It is a well-written book with incredibly witty dialogue. For these reasons and others (like the ever-beloved story line of star-crossed lovers), I understand why The Fault in Our Stars has been so popular. And yet. The story pedestals individualism, portrays white privilege, and drips postmodern perspectives on existence and, particularly, religion (or the...whatever postmodernism's relationship with religion is these days). I did not like the book for two reasons. First--I admit it--I did not like it because it does not resonate with my own world view. Secondly, as far as glorifying individualism and contributing to the persistence of popular YA literature about white, upper middle-class kids...I refuse to believe such books are making the world a better place, especially for the kids such books resonate most with. Yes, I'm saying this about the inspirational book about kids with terminal cancer. I know, I know.

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anisamusic
Aug 02, 2017

'The Fault in Our Stars' gave me a glimpse of what some people's lives are like. The constant voice in the back of your head reminding you that any day could be your last. But this shouldn't be a fear, it should be something that pushes you to live every minute to the fullest. Pain is a part of life but it is what shows us how to love. This book left me in tears, the ending so unexpected and tragic. But this is what many people go through. John Green showed me and many others how not every story has a perfect, happy ending, but every story has happiness. As Augustus Waters said 'getting hurt in this world is inevitable' but this book helped me understand that love will always get you through the tough times and that love is never-ending.

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krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

"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."

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genius_girl
Sep 28, 2016

"Okay?"
"Okay."

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“I've gotten really hot since you went blind.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

“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
Aug 19, 2017

blue_dolphin_10143 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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anisamusic
Aug 02, 2017

anisamusic thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cutelion918
Jul 07, 2017

cutelion918 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_pig_1144
Jun 28, 2017

blue_pig_1144 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Lily_Anne
May 12, 2017

Lily_Anne thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Skylar0806
Apr 26, 2017

Skylar0806 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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Bethyusala
Apr 14, 2017

Bethyusala thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

jillianandersonrulz thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

green_alligator_8937 thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

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SweetDaisy
Aug 26, 2016

SweetDaisy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

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.

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Superduperstar99
Jul 15, 2016

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.

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YH123
Jul 09, 2016

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.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

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.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

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.

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ayesharazzaq
Aug 07, 2015

The 2 lovers fight cancer together

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Dmwma_nom
Jul 23, 2015

An amazing story of two dying kids who fell in love.

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blobinshlober
Jul 08, 2015

This book is about a young girl named Hazel and her journey through a first romance. Ends in tragedy....

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TealSeals
Jul 02, 2015

This book is about a Girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, her mom put her in a support group and she met Augustus Waters.

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Leeann2004
Jun 30, 2015

16 year old, Hazel Grace Lancaster, has cancer. She meets Augustus Waters and fell in love with him. Though tragedy came.

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PurBar
Jun 11, 2016

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.

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katiescollon
Jun 23, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of kissing and one s** scene, not suitable for everyone

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Coarse Language: Nothing too vulgar, some f-bombs here and there.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense when some characters get critically sick.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Sexual Content: One sex scene, not too intensely detailed.

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Leena_Dahmani
Jun 22, 2015

Other: Sad, might rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirt ground. But still worth the read, it's a beautiful story.

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EternalJules
Sep 21, 2014

Other: Talks about cancer unrealistically.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Coarse Language: some swearing but most teens will already be accustomed to that.

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: talks about cancer and death

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22950008513780
Jul 04, 2014

Sexual Content: some teen sex and sexual jokes

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