The Fault In Our Stars

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.

If you’ve read the book and are completely prepared for spoilers, visit a The Fault in Our Stars Q&A.


“In its every aspect, The Fault in Our Stars is a triumph.” -Booklist, starred review

“Luminous.” -Entertainment Weekly

“A smartly crafted intellectual explosion of a romance.” -Kirkus, starred review

A blend of melancholy, sweet, philosophical, and funny. Green shows us true love…and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach.” -New York Times Book Review

“One doesn’t like to throw around phrases like “instant classic” lightly, but I can see The Fault in Our Stars taking its place alongside Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret in the young-adult canon. Green’s book is also a good example of why so many adult readers are turning to young-adult literature for the pleasures and consolations they used to get from conventional literary fiction.” -Time

“Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. The Fault in Our Stars proves that the hype surrounding Green is not overblown.” -NPR

“A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy…it will linger long and hard in the minds of teens and former teens.” -USA Today

“An achingly beautiful story.” -SLJ, starred review

“John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit.” -Washington Post

Nice Things That Have Happened

#1 New York Times bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
#9 The Bookseller (UK) bestseller
#1 Indiebound bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
Starred reviews from Booklist, SLJ, Publisher’s Weekly, Horn Book, and Kirkus

In Other Languages

Editions of The Fault in Our Stars are forthcoming in Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Hebrew, Chinese, and Portuguese.

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Megan croft November 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Dear John Green

My name is Megan in 13 years old. I loved read and watching the movie of The Fault In Our Stars. It made me cry because I knew what Hazel was going through when Augustus died, because my nan and brother died in a space of 2 years. It was like a big hole was in side me and i had no idea how to close it but Hazel tought me that it’s okay to miss the people that you lost because they never really went. Theor in your heart

I’d like to say thank and I’m so greatful, I would really like it if you would reply because I love you books they are spectacular! (I know your a writer and your busy)

Megan Croft


Aerosheniqua November 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

hello, Mr. Green :)

well, i’ve just wanted to say this book was just..

the uncompleted sentence means that i was speechless.

i’ve never read a book like ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

its completely unique and just WOW.

its so sad too, you mix humor and sadness so well, it might make it impossible for others to mix them now.

Mr. Green, keep writing, because your writing is like reading heaven.



Aubrey Criswell November 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

Hey, Mr. Green
I absolutely love your book it made me cry and laugh. I like reading but your an author that I’m now hooked to. I just have to say that once I picked it up i couldn’t put it down and The Fault In Our Stars is amazing. I was wondering how did you title it? Was it at the end When Hazel reads Augustus’s letter and says “My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom in to constellations.” Anyway I LOVE YOUR BOOK
-A Fan


Amelia November 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm

I think I can answer your question of how the book was named. You see, Hazel and Augustus were star crossed lovers and the fault was that one of them died.


amelia s November 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

I am Amelia too and actually the book was named from a shakespeare quote, it reads “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but withing ourselves” Sorry, super fan, love your books John Green, keep writing, it is what you are meant to do.


amelia s November 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

I am Amelia too and actually the book was named from a shakespeare quote, it reads “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but within ourselves” Sorry, super fan, love your books John Green, keep writing, it is what you are meant to do.


apoorva November 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

hello Mr.Green,
Thank u for this wonderful novel.I cried and cried but still tears did not stop.I loved this book and this book will remain close to my heart forever……


Fabi Mota November 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Hola, mi nombre es Fabi Mota y soy mexicana.
Primero que nada, soy muy fanática de tus novelas, mi favorita es Buscando a Alaska.
Tambien me encanto, Bajo la misma estrella, esa es la causa de este mensaje, me gustaria (bueno a todos los amantes de tu novela), que escribieras Un dolor imperial.
Encerio todos te lo pedimos a gritos, por favor escribela :3 <3
Att: Fabi Mota.
P.D: Disculpa si no le entiendes a este mensaje, es que, nose ingles y pues estoy usando el traductor de Google xD :3 <3

Hello, my name is Fabi Mota and I'm Mexican.
First of all, I am a fan of your novels, my favorite is Looking For Alaska.
I also charming, under the same star, that is the cause of this message, I would like to (well all lovers of your novel), you wrote An imperial pain.
Encerio all we ask this aloud, please write it: 3 <3
Thank you.
Att: Fabi Mota.
PS: Sorry if you do not understand this message, is that donot English and because I'm using Google translator xD: 3 <3


Bente Meijer November 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Dear mister Green,
I presume you do not speak dutch, but i have a question about Lidewij in the movie. Because she is supposed to be a dutch assistent who speaks english because Peter van Houten doesnt speak dutch. But when Lidewij and Augustus and Hazel go to the Anne Frank house she speaks belgian. (is that how you write it?) I know this is silly and not important to the story but I was just wondering if you knew because when you watch the movie often you start noticing the details. I’m a dutch 14 year old TFIOS fan, and i want to say that i love the book and I was just wondering if you know…


kennedy November 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

In the book she speaks several languages to the other tourists in the Anne Frank House, to explain Gus and Hazel’s situation and apologize for how long it takes them to get up the stairs. So presumably she would be speaking Belgian and Dutch and English, among other languages. :)


Rachel Gordon November 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Dear John Green,

I would just like to start by saying how much I love all your books, I am also a big fan of Vlogbrothers and a nerdfighter!
I would just like to ask you a question about TFIOS, throughout the novel you reference the trolley problem/theory. I know for sure that Van Houten mentions it in the car with Hazel, in the film, while trying to explain his actions and why he thinks they were necessary/right. I have been thinking about it for a while and would like to know where this fits in with the plot of the book. I understand it is an important ethical question, but I am unsure of why Van Houten references it, and would be grateful if you could tell me why.

“Yours with great admiration”,
Rachel Grace Gordon


kjhfdkhk November 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Rachel Grace? Like Hazel Grace?


Farid Bahri November 15, 2014 at 4:38 am

Dear Mr. John Green..

First of all I would like to say that I really love thus book of yours.. It really make me feel very emotional.. But there is one question I want to ask.. What happen to Hazel Grace?? Does she die a short time after Augustus died or does she stay alive until adult?? I really like to know that.. Thanks for the great book..

A fan of your books..


Allison November 15, 2014 at 4:47 am

Hey, i just wanted to give you credit for giving me the best gift ever…. I have reread this book tons of times and each time i find more meaning in it… thank you.


loren tate November 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

i really loved the book but i can’t help but wonder what happened tho hazel does she die after or does she move on and find someone else even though nobody could replace agustus. also i hope that you succeed in making other books. i find myself in similar situations that hazel does we are very alike. i just wanted to thank you for the best book in history write me back


Isabelle Romani November 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

The best can be sure, this book shows the truth of adolescence and the “adults” … Could this be the second book and movie with the same characters and such, plus the film would be meaningless without Gus and the book without Gus honestly, MAKES ….
John want to ask a question:
A) When you come to Brazil?
Make a book especially pros Brazilians, how about that? I swear I would die if that happened.
As Ed Sheeran says:
Sang a lullaby in waterfront and knew
If you were here, sing for you
Ah, so you have to get that message’m already crying, having an outbreak emotionally.
Wanted to say I love you and love your books, and I’m waiting for you here in Brazil to see the stars ..Inclusive Esther the star that shines in the sky … more
  With love and affection
  Regards Isabelle Romani
Ps: Yes, I am Brazilian, hahhahahaha =)


lola November 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Hey Mr .Green

I read the book and saw the movie and it may look ironic but i really need to know what happens to hazel and hazel’s parents
Does Hazel die , will her parents keep the promise
This story really touched my heart and I know that you have so much letters from other fans but can you please just answer these questions
and I imagined the end but i doesn’t make sense cause in my story hazel lives and becomes desperate remebering augustus and she overcomes cancer and she wish she didn’t because life makes no sense without him and she never loves again but i dont want this end please take notice and reply


lola November 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Hey Mr .Green

I read the book and saw the movie and it may look ironic but i really need to know what happens to hazel and hazel’s parents
Does Hazel die , will her parents keep the promise
This story really touched my heart and I know that you have so much letters from other fans but can you please just answer these questions
and I imagined the end but i doesn’t make sense cause in my story hazel lives and becomes desperate remebering augustus and she overcomes cancer and she wish she didn’t because life makes no sense without him and she never loves again but i dont want this end please take notice and reply thank you


Natalija November 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I can not believe that the story is fictional, I still believe that once Desloch nešo like that you wrote knju or add some details.
because with all due respect it is difficult to invent something like this, like this story at the thought filled my eyes with tears.


paul olliman November 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

Hi John
My name is Paul and I am currently in the middle of reading TFIOS, and to me it just has to be my favourite book so far, I haven’t yet seen the film but I am planning on buying the film x :)


Paulina Roa November 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Dear, Mr. Green
I am not a good writer but if you both are good people, maybe make good team.
First, I want to tell you that I love your book, it’s great, I’ve read many times as Hazel read “an imperial affliction”.
Second, also as Hazel I gave to a friend to read “The Fault In Oun Stars” and I love it, in a few days we will see the movie at my school. But also as the protagonist of his best-selling novel, I have the same doubts that Grace is that she die within a year, but still has 365 days of life from reading the letter Agustus to death but what what happens after the letter ?, the characters who survive Augustus and Hazel (Both Hazel and they) have Future? , And if they do, What is ?, These questions have haunted me since I watch the movie.
Three, these questions I’ve done so many times that I do not focus well: When Hazel and Augustus have sex in the book say they have problems with condoms, but never says who went to buy them, so why Augustus had? , will bought? Are found ?. Also, they use condoms but what Hazel still had chances to get pregnant? Were to prevent disease? I do not know, I want to live without earrings.
But the question to me and if I did not answer I will live with a large slope as Hazel Grace Lancaster with Peter Van Houten: Will there be a sequel? because if a day makes, I’ll read it, because with TFIOS I laughed, I cried and I was wanting more. Here I will quote hazel “For would read to her grocery list”

I hope that answers my comment was that maybe can not read my comment, but others maybe if you can so Okay.
Follow me on Twitter:paulinaroareyna
Greetings from the state of Baja California in Mexico
Paulina :)
My review of TFIOS: “Love, oblivion and death have something in common. They are unavoidable no matter what happens to us, will be inevitable”


Paulina Roa November 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Sorry, My twitter is : @paulinaroareyna


Paulina Roa November 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

New Twitter: @_Paulina_Roa


Cristina. November 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

John Green,
I don’t really know where to start, but all i can do is say that you’re a great writer. I am writing this in “TFIOS” because its my favorite novel of yours. I also have read Looking for Alaska and I just LOVE the way you describe the feelings about loosing someone. I relate too much, you filled my eyes with tears.
You have goals, i guess and all i can tell is that you’re in the right track of making them true.
Sincerely, Cristina!.


Michelle November 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Dear John Green,
First of all I want to say that your books are very influential, and that I love the books that you have wrote. I just wanted to know if the book The Fault In Our Stars will be translated in any other languages like Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese. I wanted to show my other friends this book and also many others that you have written and show them how awesome and influential it is. If you have read this thank you for taking the time to read this!!
Michelle Park


Rory November 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

you are amazing,you have the best talent


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Waleska Coutinho November 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

I really like John Green, many years ago I’m looking to buy the book Blame the Stars, and on Saturday 11/15/14 realized this dream, I’m Portuguese and I am using a translator, only used it because I wondered this my message into the hands of John Green, before I get into the bookstore I’ve seen the book there on the far pratileira, runs away like a madwoman, I enjoyed the book, I’m actually in love with him, I wish to know if podesse Hazel GRASE and Augustus Waters, send a kiss and talk to them I’m the N1 fan deles.como Hazel GRASE was also curious to know the end of An Imperial Affliction, I even search the internet, if Sr can, please send one email saying,


Waleska Coutinho…


Charlotte November 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

Dear Mr Green,

Your book The Fault In our Stars was simply amazing. It is actually one of the only books I managed to read entirely in English ( which is complicated for me since it’s not my mother language) . The way you wrote this story, with so much sincerity, humor and emotions is absolutely breathtaking. I read it in less than a week and I absolutely loved it.
The movie is also astonishing, and I felt the exact same emotions, through laughter and tears when I read the book that when I had watched the movie.
Your books, and this one on particular, gave me the taste of reading again, when it was a long time since I hadn’t opened a book.

Kind regards

A transatlantic reader


Vergina November 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Hello, Mr. Green.
I gotta admitt I first saw the movie ‘The fault in our stars’ and I loved it. Then I learned it was based on a book. As I am making fan videos on YT, I noted that most of my YT friends said that the movie is very true to the book and is just as good. Then my cousin said that after reading the book, the movie was a big dissappointment. So, when I got a gift card for a bookstore, I bought your book. I bought it in English, though they had it translated in Bulgarian. But from my experience, even the best translation can’t match reading the original. And so I started to read, thinking that knowing what happens, the book can’t surprise me.
But it did.
I gotta admit movie Hazel&Augustus feel so much like book Hazel&Augustus. And 99% of the essential stuff are included. But while the movie is beautiful, your book is brilliant. Even though it wrecked me, or exactly because of that.
I gotta admit I’ve cried reading only 2 books in my entire life. The first one was Uncle Tom’s Cabin when I was around 10. The other one was Harry Potter – I cried like a baby on Sirius’s death. I was 12 at the time, I think. So, for 11 years I hadn’t cried reading a book. Until I read your book.
I was shocked that I did, I really was. I didn’t cry watching the movie. So I thought that knowing that Gus dies, I wouldn’t cry now reading the book. But I did. For hours.
The way you wrote it, it is just so raw and honest and real. There is no sugarcoating, there is no sappiness. There are just things – not idealised, but just the way they really are – beautiful, ugly, hopeless, deep, funny, infuriating, real. And while the movie does try to do the same the best way possible, it’s only the intimate contact between your words and the reader that does the mojo.
I am sorry I still sound a mess, but I finished the last page just mere hours away and I am still shaken beyond words. I thank God that I can’t really relate to your characters since fortunately my family, the people I love are healthy. But even so, I feel like… I am Hazel, like I am the one catching her breathe, like I am the one wanting to minimize the casualties, the one who falls in love the way one falls asleep and the one who is feeling the 10. And I guess your brilliance in exactly that – not in the amazing phrazes worth quoting (though I do adore them and find them extraordinary), but in the way your words make the reader feel and live in them.
I wanna thank you for the sweet torture of reading The Fault in Our Stars.
I truely am grateful.
Vergina Nikolaeva Mateva


Bailey G. November 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Hi Mr. Green,
My name is Bailey. You probably don’t get this a lot, but I am a senior at a school east of Cincinnati. I am leaving for the military next year so trying to be pro-active with my time. There’s little chance that you will ever actually see or read this comment. But, better odds of you knowing who I am without it. No story is exactly the same, I understand that. But, what I also understand is that this story has brought me to some understanding with my own life. I’m 17, so I can’t be an expert on love and life and purpose. I can only relate to my life experiences. And what I have gone through in my short time on this earth has impacted me for the better and worse. Let me give you a preview of my life story. Its just the norm. Going through life without a care in the world accompanied by two best friends. Traumatic experience that changed my life forever and now leading a life with care, passion, and honesty. Along that journey, just by chance, I met a girl (Her name is Emma by the way) and I thought it was just some stupid crush because our families happened to go on vacation together just before they moved to Spain, but I was wrong. We stayed in touch for the next few years, going through ups and downs, trying to keep up to date with each others lives. We both liked each other, we even tried making a long distance relationship work after a couple years with no platform to go off of. That failed miserably and I thought we would never be the same. But, after four years, her family was finally planing on on moving back to our community. I heard this and we began to talk again. She had mentioned this book, I said it sounded a little girly for my taste (it is now my favorite book next to Lone Survivor), but I’ll give it a try. After reading it we began to connect again and since then, we have became best friends (We are dating if you didn’t catch on). I felt no reason to give any specific details given that this is a blog and I feel no need to make it public. But, I want to say thank you. You have helped me understand not only the fact that it is so important to live in the now, you have helped me love her in the now. And let the future come when it comes. Embrace what I have while I have it. You have helped me with understanding the “some infinities are bigger than other infinities”. So, thank you. If you would like to hear more, I would be happy to share with you. If not, it’s not the end of the world! The world isn’t a wish granting factory :)


Sazza Dahal November 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Mr. Green,

Firstly, congratulations on the success of “The Fault in Our Stars”. I have read this book 3 times and seen many wonderful reviews written on it but I do not understand why. Well sure, it is a good book but I believe, it has been overrated and wildly exaggerated. It is like Cinderella or any other fairy tale, only, this time, its based on cancer. I am not a hater and I am not going to say things like, “This book is shit”. It is a fairly well written novel. What I am saying is that, it is in a way, manipulative while the characters being similar and pretentious. Given that the book is mostly read by early teenage girls, I have seen in person that this book has negative impacts on their overview of love, life and cancer. This comment might never be read by you and it just might get lost in the cloud somewhere but if you ever do, I would gladly elaborate why I think what I do and why its important



Minh Le November 18, 2014 at 8:49 am

Will there soon be a part 2 of the fault in our stars ?


Elisa November 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Dear Mr.Green,
I’m an italian teenager,I’m just 13.I just wanna to tell you THANKS!
Because “The Fault In Our Stars” it’s perfect.The book has changed me.
My first mind in the morning it’s Hazel and her love,Augustus.I’m not a girl who like just love story,but I fell in love of this book.Sometimes,when I’m thinking to the story,I’m sad because I wanna to be like Hazel:just for find a person who love me like Augustus.This book is magic,it has broke my heart.My dream is meet you.I have a question:how long will Hazel live?
Scuse me for the horrible english.
With all my admiration,your best italian fan,Elisa


Lizzy Giamboi November 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Dear John Green,
I’m Lizzy Giamboi, I am writing this to you because I was wondering what gave you this idea to write this book. I’m also 15 years old.

Lizzy Giamboi


Elisa November 21, 2014 at 6:32 am

Dear Mr. Green. I just wanted to say thank you, your book is amazing, and it has turned me! I just love it, thank you! but I have one question: does Hazel die in near future, and what happends with her family?


Izzy November 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I don’t mean to be buzzkill here, but I have heard other fans ask questions like this a million times. I’ve seen John Green reply saying that he was goona be a “Peter Van Houten” and to make up your own! Just saving some time so you wouldn’t have to wait for your reply :)


Katie, Clarice, Olivia & Taylan November 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

Dear Mr. John Green.
We really enjoyed your book and it left us all in tears.
We have a few questions ( Please don’t be like Mr. Peter Van Houten!!!)
1. When does Hazel die?
2. What happens to Hazel and Gus’s families?
3. What happens to Isaac?
Your book was amazing, touching and very moving.
Thank you so much for your time in reading this.

Yours with great admiration
Katie, Clarice, Olivia & Taylan.


Izzy November 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but fans have asked Mr. Green this question so many times, but to save your troubles of waiting for a reply, he has told fans to make up your own ending for your questions. :)


Manuela November 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Hola John!
Primero que todo no debes entender nada! Asi que hace 5 minutos termine de leer buscando a Alaska y que te digo: Me fascino! y creo que resalta pequeñas cosas de la vida! Pues mira the fault in our stars no solo me hizo llorar, gritar y comer hasta quitarme la ansiedad! Me hizo empezar a valorar esas pequeñas cositas y no sabes cual agradecida estoy por este libro y esta pelicula!

Una lectora colombiana y una nerd muy sexy!
Ahh y se que hay pocas probabilidades de leer esto , pero hay que intentar!

Hi John!
First of all you should not understand anything! So five minutes ago i finished reading looking to Alaska and I tell you, I am fascinated! and I think it highlights the little things in life! Well look the fault in our stars not only made me mourn, cry and eat to take my anxiety! It made me start to appreciate the little things and do not know which I am grateful for this book and this movie!

A Colombian reader and a sexy nerd!
Ahh and there are unlikely to read this, but you have to try!


talia November 22, 2014 at 1:33 am

Hi John Green, Im going to be very upfront I never read the book but I saw the movie and I cried a lot, and I bet if I read the book I also would’ve cried a lot. I hope your not anything like the author in the book he seemed rude and horrible, but judging from your profile you’re probably not anything like him. I just want to say that after watching the movie 1) I was furious because they killed off Ansel Elgort; but 2)watching the movie and seeing that love story I am amazed as to how someone makes up a love story like that. Augustus was right, it is better to be loved deeply then loved so widely by different people.


Andy November 22, 2014 at 5:14 am

Hi -
I have to admit I saw the movie of your book “The fault in our stars” before I read the book. After seeing the movie I really wanted to read it and find out more about the characters and story. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the book and really enjoyed your writing John.



Lucia November 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Hi John Green,
I’m Lucia from Argentina. I’m a super fan of TFiOS, it made me laugh, cry, and think–think about death, life, teenagers and injustice. Being a teenager myself, I felt identified with Hazel and fell in love with Augustus. Thank you for writing this wonferful masterpiece and sharing it with us, it really changed my life.
Best wishes,

PS: I loved the movie <3


maria kadi November 22, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Bonjour monsieur Green,
Je m’appelle Maria,j’ai 15 ans.Je suis originaire de Russie.J’ai tellement entendu parler de votre roman que je voulait lire le livre à tout prix.Je l’ai dévoré en une journée,j’ai lu le livre d’un trait.Une histoire émouvante òu le mélange d’humour et de nostalgie ne manquais pas.J’ai aussi adoré le film:je n’ai pas arrêté de pleurer…
Aussi les citations uniques m’on beaucoup touchée
Je vous remercie infiniment pour votre œvre épantente j’éspère bien lire d’autres romans aussi poignants.
{Un masterpiece unique}
Maria Kadi


caroline November 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Hello Mr Green.
I am a young girl of quatorzes years. I live in France. I bought your book Our Stars Opposites. I watched the movie but not until the end I found it very touching, as you say that I cried a lot. I would love to talk with you, so I leave you my email address ( ). My mom is in the same situation as Hazel. So that’s why I bought this book. Good day to you. I wait with great hope a mail from you. Caroline Vérard.


MUHAMAd Riski November 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Hello Mr Green..
my name is Riski. I come From Indonesia. I watched your film “The Fault In Our Stars” … I thought the film is very inspiration to all. I feel so touching when watching. Thanks for your film :)

“Terima Kasih ”


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