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.

Reviews

“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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Mariana July 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

Hi, my name is Mariana and I’m 13, I’m Brazilian. When I was little I had cancer in my right leg, I do not remember anything because I only had 10 days (had just been born) when my mother found out I had cancer. My mother searched by several doctors but none knew what it was. Until one thought it was cancer and indicated a doctor for my mom (cancer doctor) Dr. Ademar Lopes. Would bite my leg, but did not begin because they managed to do the surgery, and take my cancer. When I had healed only four months. All of my family prayed for me, even dreamed about me. My grandmother dreamed about me the day before operating me (my grandmother is Spiritualists), and she dreamed she went to the “hospital of the sky” to me, and saw an angel holding me up after the operation and said “will not need to boot up her leg, we’ve cured it”. My uncle and a friend of my mother dreamed of me as I am today, long hair, brunette, blue eyes … My father dreamed of me dancing in my party of 15 years. It’s a very long story to tell here. I have to mark my surgery (My English is bad) Bye

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Cathie July 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Aww, hope you’re okay… I really feel sad about people who are sick. Dear Mariana, you are in my prayers.

Live your best life today ;)
-Cathie
Just turned twelve

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Alena July 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

Dear John,
I was patiently waited for this book on the waiting list in our small library. Few weeks ago I said “no” to my friends to go to the cinema to see the movie.. and kept waiting… Now, I´ve just finished reading TFIOS.. just want to say Thank you … I saw my own movie while reading the book.. I was pleased by this story and hope my daughter (12) will enjoy it as well.
Now I´m on the waiting list for Looking for Alaska.. :)
Warm regards,
Alena, Czech Republic

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Samantha Reichard July 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

Dear John, :)
Hi my name is Samantha and I’m 14. I love the story The Fault in Our Stars. When I first head about this I was like why is everyone like OMG you need to read this book. I have read the book over and over at least 20 times. I’m really love the movie and the book. I really hope more people read the book and see the movie. thank you soo much for writing The Fault in Our Stars.

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Inès July 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Hello you wonderful writer!
I finally read the book (it just arrived in the store) and its really awesome! But, just like Hazel i am unhappy with the ending. I NEED to know the rest. Like is she dead or did they find a magical cure even though magic does not exist? I am dying for an answer … I mean YES the ending is great and really beautiful/romantic/sad and a lot of other adjectives but I can’t believe you didn’t write an epilogue (just like Augustus was supposed to) about how many years more Hazel was going to live and about how Isaac grew up.
Thank you for this book and all the other beautiful ones you wrote
With proufound admiration
ME.

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Sandra July 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Olá!
Estou relendo seu livro “A culpa é das Estrelas” pela terceira vez, após ter assistido ao filme.
E cada vez que leio tenho vontade de ler novamente….
Este livro fala com a minha alma….
Obrigada!
Sandra

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Henriette July 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I am not big reader but since I finished reading The Fault in our Stars I became one. I read this wonderfule book like five times and I cried … I was just courious about what happens to Hazel after. I also want to know what Issac nd Monica become… Anyway I just wanted to tell you that you are and extraordinary ritter and that I’ll read all of your books. I will never forget this story because it remembers me my ant who add cancer.

Thanks for this amazing book :)

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danielle paige July 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

hi john,
when people are talking about movies/books you dontt normally go see a movie or buy the book but i heard so much about TFIOS that i had to watch the movie i then decided to buy the book and read it, let me just say that for the few days reading this book i have laughed and cried and surprisingly have read the book twice!!!! normally once ive read a book i dont read it the second time or go see a movie about it but this was different, while reading the book i felt as if i was there with hazel and gus, its an amazing book/movie i cried so many tears and laughed, i am absolutly in love with this book and now as im writing this im starting the book for the third time, i absolutley love this, theres not enough words in the world to describe my love for this. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

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Callum :) July 19, 2014 at 1:48 am

Hello John!
I am a big fan of your book after reading it by recommendation by a friend. I now owe that friend great debt for showing me that book.
I also refuse to accept that Hazel ceases to exist, alike most books, as the novel ends. I shall now do a Hazel and ask what happens to Hazel. (I do not expect a reply – I am only a mere insignificant 13 year old to such intellectual giants, also to the world, but, alike many things, that is irrelevant)
If you would like a more lengthy hello and a nice picture along with it, I have sent you (A WHILE AGO) on “Instagram” a blurry watercolo(u)r picture of my favorite quote to do with incorrect usage of the word fathom and stars being woven into constellations. If you ever get to read this, thank you. Your book quite literally formed a lifelong relationship between two people of the opposite genders. I shall say that not only did you cause me to love an inanimate object such as your book, but caused love.
Thank you to all who put aside the minute or two in order to read my little comment,
Callum :)
My unspecific location is in Victoria, Australia, Oceana, The world, etc.

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Gwyneth Lintao July 19, 2014 at 1:58 am

Hello John Green,
So this is the first time in my life that I can write a letter to one of my favorite yet annoying male authors. The book TFIOS or should I say the Fault In Our Stars, was a really nice book. It really helped me out. For some reason, Hazel and Gus` relationship is really inspiring. My friend Jairah, she was my classmate at the seventh grade. She introduce me to you. But you know what I really hate and love about you? Is that you troll all around everyone. You`re like Rick Riordan. And hey, keep up the good work. You keep inspiring people, to love each other.

Life is not perfect. But you make it perfect for the two lovers you made. Hazel and Gus will live together. Their love will be known.

Yours Truly,
Gwyneth Lintao

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Lucy Gebbett July 19, 2014 at 5:06 am

Dear John,
I read your stunning book The Fault In Our Stars millions of times. Thank you so much for writing it! But, like how Hazel did with AIA, I want to know what happens next.. Does hazel die young? Does she find love again? Of course I do love the ending how it is but I would love to find out more. I would love to have answers, just any, and if I ever met you I would love to read your grocery lists ;)
-Lucy

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havanna July 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

this is the first thing that came to mind for me! i finished the book today and after spending the last 12 hours crying i have so many questions. I wanna know what happens to Hazel and if her mom earns her degree, do her parents stay together like they promised? does issac find someone who accepts him without eyes? im dying to know!

-Havanna

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Rein Marie Filosopo July 19, 2014 at 6:02 am

Dear Mr. John Green,
A pleasant day to you Mr. Green!
First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your beautiful stories most especially my favorite one, “The Fault in Our Stars”. When i read this story, first, i was having the good emotion and getting into it seriously. And when i got to the middle, i had tears and everything. I had mixed emotions. The thing is, i really loved the story so much. I don’t know how you made it but it is really incredible! I am a student, Senior and i am also writing stories like you. I made my experiences as my inspiration in writing my stories. I hope someday it will be published and fulfill my dream as one of the New York Times Best Selling Author/Book.
The story is absolutely touching. It touched my heart. I kind of having the same feeling as Hazel Grace. But i am not holding an oxygen tank like hers. I am having this situation wherein i am catching my breath and when i get really sad about my situation, i am starting to shake. The feeling that i could not understand…that’s when i started to cry. This usually happens at school…but i am handling this feeling so hard so anyone will not notice it. I am trying to fix it on my own. I think i could handle this more harder. I had breathing difficulties. Sometimes, if i am catching my breath, i faint. Somehow close to Hazel’s situation. It was like losing an oxygen… with all of these feelings of mine…it really made me frustrated. Every night, i am crying. I used to write this line on my story, “The Words She Said” –> “If no one is looking, I am crying.” It always made me cry, having flashbacks from my past years wherein i was bullied by many. I lose my courage, confidence, smiles and happiness. I rarely talk to people because i am scared. With all of my experiences, it made me imagine of a story. I imagine extraordinarily. My imagination pushed me to write a story in no time. I started writing stories when i am 13. For me, it is amazing to write a story. I think you felt that kind of feeling when you done one. :) I also paint and draw and i can sing. These days, i am trying to recover from the pains. I think i can do this right? Forever, you and your stories were my inspiration. Thank you for making stories like TFIOS.
I hope you will understand me…and notice my simple thoughts.

Rein

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Smriti Nambudiri July 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

Dear John Green,
Hi, my name is Smriti Nambudiri. My friend and I read your book The Fault In Our Stars and were really inspired and lifted up by the story. It is one of my favourite books ever. But I do have a few questions of what happens after the book ends, and I was hoping you could answer them.

Does Hazel’s mom become a social worker in the end?

Does Isaac get another girlfriend? And what about the robot eyes?
Does he complete his blind guy video game?

What happens to Gus’ family?

What happens to Peter Van Houten? Does he write another book? If so, what is it about?

What happens to Monica? Does she atleast talk to isaac later? Also what happens to Kaitlyn.

What happens to Lidewig Vliegenthart, Van Houten’s assistant?

And finally,
What happens to Hazel? Does her cancer ultimately go away and falls in love with someone else and moves past Augustus? Or does her Phalanxifor stop working?

These questions haunt me everyday, and even though I don’t have cancer, I never know when my time on this earth will finish. So I would really like to know.

Yours with great admiration,
Smriti Nambudiri (age 13)

P.S Hope you aren’t like Van Houten on this.

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Delafosse melina July 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Hello John ,
My friend and I ( who are young French girls 13 years old ) wanted to inform you that following this literary discovery , our vision is to see patients changed . Actually reading this book that upset us , we realize that life can be hard , difficult and this may come to everyone . But when making efforts , we can overcome the disease . And that’s why we’d like you were a continuation of this work .
Best regards
Mélina ( me ) and Océane ( my friend )
Bye bye

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Cathie July 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Since you’re french,

Bonjour Mélina et Océane,
J’ai aimé votre commentaire, si une personne qui a le cancer, (ou une autre maladie), elle se sentira très encouragée, exemple: Hazel, si elle serait une vraie personne, je parie qu’elle sourirait si elle lisait ce message :)

-Cathie
Montréal, Canada

Hmmm, my french is not that bad… :p

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Carlos Gonzalez July 22, 2014 at 1:48 am

Google translate still exists

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Amanda F July 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Your book, The Fault In Our Stars, is my absolute favorite book. I am planning on reading all your others and I am becoming a nerd fighter :0 I was wondering what happens after the book. Is Hazel ever able to find love again that she is satisfied with. What happens to Isaac and does he ever get over Monica. What about Hazel’s parents and their plans for helping other families going through the same thing. Also, can you give me some tips on how to be a great reader. I’m trying to be but reading is not my thing. I don’t have nearly as much intelligence as Hazel does in her pinky finger but I would really like to know the answers to these questions. I apologize for any grammar errors and appreciate your dedication to your readers.

From Amanda F
age 12

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Katie Mills July 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I live in a small town in Indiana and finding an author from here amazes me. We have authors from here of course but never have I had one that I actually enjoyed reading his/her work. I’ve read two of your books so far and have ordered two more on amazon, and even though so far my favorite characters have died I don’t mind in the end like I used to. Your books have inspired me and have reminded me how much I love reading and I thank you for that.
Love ,
Katie

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Joselyn July 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I love all your books and my favorite favorite books is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and I have some few questions.I hope you don’t mind.Did hazel ever found love again and did her mom ever got her masters degree and did van Houten ever stop being a drunk man and what did hazel do about the letter about the sequel. I want to tell u that your books are amazing.I hope you are still writing .
Sincerely,
Joselyn

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Amy July 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Dear John
I have read many books that have inspired me to do things, things like learn to dance, write a book or travel the world. I have yet to do these things. I stayed in bed till 2pm finishing your book because I could not put it down and when I came to the end of your book, almost suddenly (which I likened to how An Imperial Affliction ended) I again became inspired. This time though I became inspired to do something that is easily done. The message I took from your book, (perhaps not the one you intended to send, but the one I received none the less) was to love deeply all those people I have in my life, who make me feel loved and to create a wonderful life with the people, who will remember me for being great at being me long after I have gone (although I do hope to stay as long as possible and not need to be remembered for many, many years to come). I want to thank you for writing this book and to apologise for taking so long to read it. I apologise again for seeing the movie adaptation first but I loved that it stayed so true to your original story. I wish you all the best with everything. I am so happy for your book, so happy for your movie and so happy that I came across your interview with Marie Hart ( I do hope one day they turn your book into a tragically horrible porno so you know that you have truly made it)
Thank You

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Tes July 20, 2014 at 1:44 am

I just got done reading your book; I read it in literally a day. I couldn’t put it down. It’s a we’ll written sad, but beautiful book. It hit home for me. I don’t have cancer, but I do suffer from an illness that is not physically killing me, but mentally destroying me. I understand that it’s fictional and I get the point your authors note made, but your book did for whatever silly reason bring me some peace and prospective. So fictional or not, thank you for writing it.

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soumya dubey July 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

i just now…completed reading the most wonderful book TFIOS…and it made me cry alot…its just amazing…after completing, i ran over my laptop to search about you…i just want to say THANK YOU…i m just feeling like i m worth living…i really m very very happy…..worth it…completely worth it… :-)

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soumya dubey July 20, 2014 at 8:15 am

and if u reply…i would be as happy as Hazel….i know i m nothing to you…but still….i love your book…its unmatchable…waiting….

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A girl with very big dreams July 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

Dear mr green
I may only be 13 but I have very big dreams and a lot of questions about your book the fault in our stars

What happens to hazel
Does she ever meet someone else
Does she ever get cured of cancer
Does she get a Lung trancplant
Does she have a baby
What happens to Issac!!!!!
Is there going to be a sequel
What happens to Augustus’ pearents
And does van houten eventually write a sequel

Does lidewij marry her boyfriend and
I absoultly love your book I’m a really good writer but not as good as you could you give me a few tips on writing an amazing book

Sincerely a girl with very big dreams

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Nishant July 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Hello Mr. Green,
I’m not a huge fan of novels and after a brief thought process I must confess I’ve hardly read many. (Max 5)
Sir, I was left deeply touched , the nodes of my body wouldn’t stop even while I was having a meal after watching the movie Fault in our Stars which is an adaptation of your novel with the same name. My girlfriend forced me to watch it with her and after consistent pressure I finally gave in. I was left amazed with the story and couldn’t help but stop my tears by the end.
I really want to know what happens to Hazel, like I really want to know how does she deal with Gus’s loss, does she die soon after? It some miracle happens and she lives a healthy life? Does she die in pain of losing Gus, I’m very curious . Please spare a moment and tell me about the end. It stays completely confidential and behind closed doors.
Please just please reply to me.
My email id- nishantsharma.242424@gmail.com
I’ll be waiting
Yours faithfully
Nishant

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A girl with very big dreams July 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Dear mr green
I know I am writing a comment again
But I love your book so much it’s amazing it’s opened my eyes a lot and i made a lot of connections to every character for excample there are two boys in my class and they are very funny (no they don’t have cancer) and they remind me of the friendship bettween Issac and Augustus but that’s only one of the connections I have I think that you have truly written a magnifiecent novel about life the ups and downs and how things change very quickly and I believe that the title is not only representing hazel but representing Augustus aswell and I like that you have wrote the book in so much detail that I could recognise that ( because I’m not very good at figuring out very hard titles) but in all I love your book I could not put it down and when I had to I took
It with me wherever I went I loved it that much and I on behalf of all the fans of your books and the people who haven’t even read it yet (I know this may sound cheesy but still) thank you for writing this book and changing the way most people think about life (see cheesy but I tried to make it as good as I can )
Sincerely a girl with very big dreams

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A girl with very big dreams July 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Dear mr green
Ok I don’t know if you see these comments or not so if you do can you reply I would love it and if you can reply on the email adresses could you please I know I sound desperate and no I am not but it’s just been on my mind that’s all
Sincerely a girl with very big dreams

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Aishah July 20, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I have no words for how amazing this book is. But if had to describe it I would say it’s written by a genius. The book itself is amazing and worded beautifully throughout, I loved every single chapter , and word

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Clara July 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

When I read this book I couldn’t put it down. It took me a day to read and every minute I was on the edge of my seat. I hope the movie is as good as the book. My mom bought me this book on my request because I had heard about the book from many friends. The book is sad and extremely humorous. The twist of teenage love is also embodied into the story. I’m in love with your books and will read them millions of times!

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Miriam July 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

I Really enjoyed both the movie and book
now im reading ” An Imperial Affiction

I Inlove wiwth these books ive read these Last few days ;)

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Screw you. But thank you too. July 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

Sending you some hate mail because how dare you kill off Augustus Waters. NOT. COOL. But now I’m sending you some nice mail, because thank you for creating him in the first place. He has changed my life. It just makes me sad that real boys suck at being real boys, and all the pretend ones don’t.

I was about to say “brofist”… but that’s the wrong fandom.

I NEVER FORGET TO BE AWESOME.

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Carolina July 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

Hey, my name is Carolina. I know that you’ll probably never end up reading this comment but I thought that I should wright it anyway.(Sorry for any errors, Eng is not my first language) I started reading The Fault In Our Stars in the mid of a maths class, only because a friend of mine had the book with her and it was quite the boring class. I ve always read different kinds of books, (raymond e feist, jk rowling, cassandra clare, rick riordan, etc) so you can see that i never pictured myself reading something like TFIOS,obviously more real in so many ways than the wizards, vampires or demons’ worlds in all those other books. I can say, now long finished your book, that it changed my perspective of things, even though i did not relate in so many ways with hazel or gus, the way they faced life is eye opening to people like me who see things in such different ways.
Hoping you can find some sense in these poorly frased sentences,
C. From Lisbon, Portugal

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Bri July 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

dear Mr.John Green, I’ve read and reread you book The Fault in Our Stars, so many times i lost count. That is not the point of this letter though, I’m writing to ask for answers i can’t seem to make up myself completely, such as: what happens to Hazel and Issac? do they fall in love after a while? At what age does dearest Hazel Grace die? What becomes of Augustus’s family? Does Hazel ever find love again? How about Issac? To yo they may not seem important but to me they are truly important, don’t get me wrong,i adore your book, its a beautifully written, breath taking, yet saddest love story I have had the privilege of reading, but there are some unanswered questions that i feel need to be answered. So please write back with anything you can tell me, you can trust me. you see these answers are not nor will they ever be for me,, they are for the little girl whom my room is next to, yes, my little sister Cindy, she has been diagnosed with stage 5 leukemia and its gotten worse, every night i read her this book and she asks me the questions i ask you today, please, for her sake and not mine please answer these questions.
With great gratitude, Brianna .E.

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bs July 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

STFU!!! you are not hazel. this isn’t an imperial affliction ,and you are not hazel. i am sure you are a wonderful person but you are not hazel, for she is fictional (sorry if i sound like pvh)

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Emilia July 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Hi!
I’m from Latvia… This book is amaizing! I want say really big thanks for John Green, because this is first book whoe I read and cry, think about Heizel and August… I’m 15 years old and this is the best book ever whoe I was read… I’ m sorry for the mistakes in my comment( I’ m from Latvia) :-)
P.S. How long time Heizel live after when August die? I hope so this book have a 2 peace.. I love this book… Thank you John Green!!!! :-)

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Genivaldo Costa July 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Ola bem eu ainda estou lendo o livro mas posso dizer que ele e um dos melhores livros que eu já li,bem pra falar a verdade quando eu conheci o livro o seu tema de capa “A culpa e fãs estrela

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Genivaldo July 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Ola eu estou lendo o livro ainda,mas posso dizer que ele um dos melhores livros que eu já li ate hoje,quando eu vi pela primeira vez o titulo do livro “A culpa e das estrelas” eu me passei a perguntar por que o titulo do livro e este?,e hoje lendo ele eu descobri a resposta para minha pergunta.Livro maravilhoso depois que termina-lo de ler eu conserteza vou lembrar dele para sempre.

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I used to be made of tumours July 21, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I’ve written to you before trying to be like anna and hazel which i realize is a super stupid move and really obnoxious. I’ve read through some of these comments and a lot of them are like “Wow, i know i don’t have cancer but i love your book and just NEED to know what happens to hazel because apparently i have no personality and have to copy things people wrote for fictional purposes which evidently ruins them”. Don’t get me wrong, i do absolutely LOVE your book and used to be made of tumours, too :) which in my opinion, doesn’t make a difference because the people who are saying that are exactly what peter van houten is saying about stereotypical people who have issues, which i think is a shame. Because all of those people are so strong and so amazing but then again, they have already been granted with the gifts of survival, so they shouldn’t be asking an author if they can meet them, they should be thinking of what hazel would say or do (and yes, i do know that sounds a little naive considering what i just said). In my opinion, i think you wrote this book because you wanted people to understand not what it was like to die, not just to raise girls’ standards for guys. because i do get what it’s like to die, and a lot of people don’t. I may not have remembered my time in the hospital because i was only like 22 months old, was constantly on chemo-i have the scars to prove it and would feel completely naked without them-so no, a two year old who is now twelve who doesn’t have a photogenic memory will remember any second of her life. But when almost 3 years ago my younger sister got a brain injury and a lost died, relief-selfish relief-flooded into me, knowing that i didn’t cause many people the feeling of death, even if i did kiss the shadows sometimes. Doctors said i wouldn’t become an athlete, too. and look at me now. i’m a full time alpine-ski racer who attends a gym at least 3 times a week. what i’m trying to say is that perseverance is everything. on another note, while watching your glorious movie, it made me cry that much harder-and believe me, i cried A LOT and i NEVER cry in movies-knowing that for a few years i caused all the people around me to feel what hazel’s parents, hazel and augustus were feeling. the feeling of death. it sucks. i am not going to be the ridiculous person who asks you question (i absolutely HATE those people, no offence john green fans bcuz we all play for the same team), but i will ask you one about how you wrote this book. while i’m sitting here listening to the tfios soundtrack-grouplove, let me in-i do wonder, how do you know what its like to die? is there something missing? anyways. whatever you do, do not write a sequel.

Choose who hurts you,

Kidney cancer/lung survivor

IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO

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Mireya July 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

dear john,
i, mireya gonzalez am not a very good writer. I was the type of girl that hated reading. i then started to read books of all sorts of topics (yours included) such as scary, mysteries, and my favorite, love stories. after reading your book, it changed the way i looked at life. it taught me to live my life to the fullest and to love and appreciate the life i have. i am not a cancer patient but to read about teens that are on such a bumpy roller-coaster made me feel like i was one who had cancer. the book came to life while i was reading it, it felt like i was a character in it. the book felt so real to me and to many of my friends that read and watched the movie. you’re a man with such a great mind and beyond creative. it would be such an honor to meet someone like you. one day i really hope to meet you. lastly, i could thank you more for making such an amazing character like augustus waters. you made girls fall head over heels for someone as amazing as him even though he is a piece of fiction. you’re a man with such bright ming, and i wish to be like you.

one of your many fans,
mireya gonzalez

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Carlos Gonzalez July 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

I hope you know how many gallons of tears I shed after reading the book and watching the movie

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Emily July 22, 2014 at 2:38 am

Dear John,

Hi I’m Emily, I’m 13 years old, and I’m not usually found reading. But your book the fault in our stars, was amazing, I couldn’t put it down. I am in love with the Fault in our stars. I first read the Fault in our stars at school last year. I now read it as often as I can. Like Hazel I’m putting a lot of thought into this message to my favourite author, I hope you are much, much different from Peter Van Houten, from your book.

I love the movie too, both brought a tear to my eye. Having some of my favourite actors in it (Shaliene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) topped it off. I love the heart touching story, I love the quotes, I love the heartbreak, I love your Book!!

I feel like the book came alive, the world of the fault in our stars, formed around me, I lost myself in your book!

From one of your admiring fans,

Emily

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