The Fault In Our Stars

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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.

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“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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Nina May 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Seriously, this book is one of my favorites. So it is that I have read it over 2 times and I recently started it again and I’m on the part when Gus, Hazel and her mom return from Amsterdam… And yet I have the movie, I just love reading this book; it makes my tears flow down but they’re worth it, every word, every sentence… I’m fascinated John. Oh, can you make a second book of this one? I don’t know if it can continue without Augustus Waters because it won’t be the same, but I would like to know what happens to Hazel and her parents after Augustus’ death… With great admiration, Nina from Puerto Rico….


Jennie May 8, 2015 at 8:09 am

Hello, I’m Jennie Feng from China.
The book is really awesome!
Well, it can make me live better.
Gus has passed away and that makes my heart broken. I know Hazel will die young too. I dont wanna see that but maybe that is what called reality.
I admire you sooooo much Mr Green, and Im interested in your shopping list, too.


Miranda May 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm

This book…


Sama BinMosaad May 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,
I hope my email finds you well.
At the beginning I would like to introduce myself. I am Sama Binmosaad, a 15 year old young lady from Saudi Arabia.
I am sending this email as I am following the steps of Hazel Grace from the movie The fault in our
starts. I even took a step further, and purchased an apple laptop trying to feel the experience of the story.
I do not speak English, and asked a friend of mine to help me write this email. I watched the movie, but truly believe that reading the book is a different level.
I would like to ask you a favor of translating the book to Arabic. Movies usually do not do justice to the original story. I hope my email reaches you.

Your Saudi fan
My Email :


Caterina May 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

Dear Mr. Green
my name is Caterina Lovecchio and I’m Italian,18. I just read your book and watched the movie and I must say it was one of the best experience in my life. I just ,like almost all your fans, wanted to ask you what happens to Hazel Grace. I know, it’s a clichè and probably you should write a sequel if you knew, but this queary is bugging me! But if you’re intended to wirte another book about Hazel Grace, trust me I would be one of the first to read it.
Thank you for your time
I may condier myself your fan
Caterina (Italy)


Maggie Day May 11, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I am 13 years old and I have read your book, The Fault in Our Stars. I wanted to let you know that I very much enjoyed reading the book. The placement of everything, how you set the book up, was good form, not sloppy, and I want to thank you for writing this book.
I’d also like to thank you for taking the time to write this book. I’ve started writing my own books and understand how much time it takes to write a good story.
Much appreciated,


sakshi prakash May 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

Dear Mr.John green
I’m damnly in love with ur writings! u r such an awsum writer I have ever seen.I’m sixteen, I started readin luvstoryz and then I happnd to read The Fault In Our Stars…omg I don’t kno how to xpress my u said,it made me Laugh Cry Think..I mean,yeah it really made me think..omg U ARE A DAMN GOOD WRITER EVER! u have so many great theories about life which made me change.. Wen I read, I realized I wasn’t in luv wid Hazel Graze or Augustus Waters but..ur theories..ur every words..U are fascination john..U Dazzled me thru ur book
I was a normal teen dreamy gal readin luv story’s untill I read ur book but now I’m interested in sumthng inspirational
Readin ur book ws a great feelin u know..
And now after readin TFIOS, I have became a new girl having concepts and views to my bored of books wid only romantic stuffs
I’m an Indian and I may not be good in English forgiv me if so
I have read ur book over two times and I started it again..its my first time doing so
Its my first time commenting a book to a welknnown author I dared doin this as I admire u too much
Thank u for ur time
Ur great fan
Sakshi :-)


Aquila Pereira Machado May 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Hey John Green,

Probably you will never read this, but I want you to know: Your books are amazing! And ‘The fault in our Star’ was a good “accident” in my life. Thanks for your books! =)

Thank you for your time
Aquila (Brazil)


arlee May 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

there are no words exept for fanominal… im in love with agustus <3


Loane May 13, 2015 at 7:40 am

Mr.Green hellos, my name Loane. Watching your movie (Our stars opposites). I asked the questions:
- That becomes Hazel Grace, after the death of Augustus waters?
- Isaac is it eye surgery?
-What Become the parents of Hazel?
merci encore.
Loane,13 years.


Loane May 13, 2015 at 7:42 am

Mr.Green hellos, my name Loane. Watching your movie (Our stars opposites). I asked the questions:
- That becomes Hazel Grace, after the death of Augustus waters?
- Isaac is it eye surgery?
-What Become the parents of Hazel?
Your book is extraordinary.
thank you again.
Loane,13 years.


billy bob May 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

aswsome man


Marcos Dlo Cano May 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Dear John Green,

That excuse my English, I just wanted to mention to you I liked your work to this day, I wonder YOUR beam had that performance at work but also in what you like to do, “The Fault In Our Stars” was a success in Mexico, the truth would have liked a second part, God bless you.


raed alharbi May 13, 2015 at 11:38 pm

dear john green, im in the middle of translating this book into arabic because many people have asked me to do so, i have never got so many requests of translating something more than this book.
and now i can see why. you are talented and your books are not predictable.
wish you the best of luck.
raed alharbi
saudi arabia. e-mail.


Dilafruz Muydinova May 14, 2015 at 5:38 am

Hello Mr.Green. I am Dilafruz from Uzbekistan. I’ve recently completed reading the book “The fault in our stars” and i liked it so much.The book became a motivation for me, I want to open a volunteers’ club, to help people with cancer or other cures. I’m also interested in what will happen next. If it is possible, please, write the second part. Thank you


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Gleice May 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Hello John.! I finished reading
your book today and I loved
was the best book of my life,
well I’m 16. Only like Hazel, I
wonder what happens after day
book and look forward to
answer me. My questions is
“after Hazel reads the e-mail
what happens?” “And she
dies?” “Her parents split up?” I
wait for answers.! kisses.!
affectionately Gleice. Brazil


Gleice May 14, 2015 at 11:09 pm
Simran May 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Dear Mr. Green,

My name is Simran (I’m a 12 year old so my mom doesn’t think this book is for me) and I am writing from Maryland, USA. The Fault in our Stars is an amazing book. I love it! But anyways I was writing to you to ask if you could write a sequel to The Fault in our Stars or write the actual An Imperial Affliction? I believe that these ideas would be a big seller with The Fault in our Stars fans.

Thank you,


Julia May 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

This is my favourite ver book!
I have also watched the film but I personally prefer the book.
I just think its crazy how authors come up with these types of stories. John Green, You’re extra special because you thought of a story inside a story.
I don’t understand how you came up with all of this!!!!
One thing- You should definately write a book called ‘The Fault In Our Stars 2′


Stella May 17, 2015 at 7:15 am

Dear John,

I am 12 years old and an avid reader from England. I have read some of your other books and your talent never falters or lapses in brilliance. I have found the book that has given me a weird evangelical zeal, and I have become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book, and that book is The Fault in Our stars, by a long-shot.

I have been obsessed with your book for a year now and in those 378 days 11hrs and 35mins I have read “The Fault in Our Stars” over five times – my personaly record is 14hrs and 3mins. TFIOS is not based on a person’s real life; it is based on real-life events. You have achieved what every writer dreams of: success.

I am inspired by your ideas and if I could put on a pair of “the robot eyes of the future” I would love to take a look at the amazing ideas that spiral about in your brain.

I must admit that there are no faults in the novel and the fault is truly in our stars.


Isabella Cristina May 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Ola Caro John Green,
Meu nome é Isabella ,tenho 14 anos ,sou brasileira.Sei que provavelmente acredito que o senhor não irá ler isso ,mas escrevo com a esperança de que um dia você possar ler meu sincero comentário, o seus livros são incríveis ,amo o jeito de como você escreve suas histórias ,meu livro favorito de sua autoria é ” The fault in our stars” , foi o primeiro livro que me prendeu a história e que me fez apaixonar pela a leitura ,te agradeço por isso!Sobre o livro ,imagino que apesar de seu pequeno infinito,Esther Earl foi muito feliz por ter tido você como amigo , a história dos personagens Hazel Grace e Augustus Waters me emocionou bastante, foi uma belo livro! parabéns .Atenciosamente ,
Isabella Cristina


alicefangirl May 18, 2015 at 9:19 am

Oh my god this book is one of my favorite…i love it!! <3


Jade May 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Omg I love this book I have watched the movie and I’m on page 75 in the book and don’t want to stop . I luv hazel sh I spies me so much I hope to one day meet you

Than you John Green


Jade May 18, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I wish John green answered all of our emails


Mika Walters May 19, 2015 at 6:25 am

Dear, Mr. John Green
I am from the US and I am ten years old. I enjoyed the book The Fault In Our Stars. I like how your book was realistic, in stead of an ‘and they all lived happily ever after the end.’. I especially enjoyed the characters Isaac and Augustus.

A Random Fan Of Yours,
Mika Walters


Amanda Ireton May 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I love The Fault In Our Stars book. Its an amazing book about love, loss, friendship, and the importance of being known and unknown. I love how in the book its very descriptive, very good dialogue, and its very emotional and very happy. Its a roller coaster of emotions. I absolutely love it and it really hits heart for me because it shows me how im not really alone on this. I have a type of cancer and it really shows me how to kind of deal with this situation. I love it so much and all the other books John Green has wrote. ~Amanda Ireton


Thea Wahlberg May 20, 2015 at 6:50 am

Dear Mr. Green

My name is Thea and I’m a 13 year old girl from Sweden, i just want to tell you that The fault in our stars is the best book I ever read. I have read the book hundreds of times in both Swedish and English, you don’t know how much you’re incredible book means to me. I have so many questions that I want to be answered but i won’t take you’re time ( if you reading this ). I just want to say that you are to me like Peter Van Houten is to Hazel except that you are not an alcoholic and hopefully much nicer than him.

/ One of you’re biggest fan Thea Wahlberg


Aravind Kumar Ravikanth May 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

Dear Mr. Green,
It was yesterday that I finished your book, The fault in our stars. I did not cry much because I was in a state of shock and I still am. The reason: Augustus’ death. I have read a few books that are popular all over the world and are cherished and loved by people. Some characters in those books whom I loved died. But never have I felt this feeling I feel now when I read a story book. It is like I lost a real friend. As if someone close to my heart died. I am saying this because your book is so real. I would like to congratulate you on that. I did not go to sleep last night for fear of nightmares about this book. You made me feel the way Hazel felt. Everything inside me collapsed. Every second worse than the last. But, there are a few things I would like to ask you and please answer those questions. I feel like Hazel who wanted to know what happened to Anna’s mom in An Imperial Affliction. My questions : What happens to Hazel? Does she survives or dies? What happens to her parents? What happens to the rest of the people from the support group? In short, what happens to each and every one of the characters mentioned in the book? You can answer these questions at my email id


Booty May 21, 2015 at 4:22 am

Fuck u


ID May 21, 2015 at 4:40 am

Dear Mr. Green,
I was wondering why Gus’ attitude towards cancer was so different compared to Hazel’s?
I was just wondering why Gus had such a different feeling toward dying and cancer. He was quite different compared to other patients, as he was not fearful of dying. He wanted everyone to remember him, but Hazel was the complete opposite. She did not want Gus to feel this way because she knew that he would die, and so would she, and she did not want Gus to get his hopes up. Why is this? Is it just his personality? Also, why was Hazel so fearful of dying, and how come Gus’ positiveness didn’t get to her? She was almost the smarter one between the two, as she was realistic. Did Gus think that he would be a miracle child, and get over the cancer? Is it the fact that Gus is fearful of oblivion? Or was he like this because the cancer disappeared earlier on in the book? Perhaps he thought that because he got over the cancer the first time, he would get over it again. Anyway, why is he so positive and confident?


Cristina Moya May 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Sr. Green AMO TFIOS, amo todos sus libros usted es relmente grande, sabe como tocar los coraaones y el humor de sus lectoes. Es un gran escritor estare esperando sus nuevos libros :)


Jessica May 21, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Hello, I’m Jessica. How did you get the ideas for Paper town?
I really like your books!
I’ve read 3 of your books!
Which is…
Let it snow
Looking for Alaska and
The fault in our stars

Thanks a lot!
Jessica (12)


Brell Moyo May 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

bonjour Mr Green.personnelement, j’arrive pas à trouver les mots pour décrire votre oeuvre. Je suis un jeune camerounais de 20 ans et je sui éperdument tombé amoureux de Nos étoiles contraires#TFiOS. Merci d’avoir écrit une histoire pareille à la foi moderne et emouvante…j’en ai encore les larmes aux yeux. j’ai pa pu lire le livre mais j’ai vu le film déjà plusieurs fois et sa me fais toujours le mêle effet. concernant Hazel, que devient t’elle? si l’envie vous prenait de me repondre allez y à Encore merci.


Feyza Kocatürk May 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Dear John Green.
There are some people, who creates infinite words for you and some infinities are bigger than other infinities
There are some people, they provide pains with using words and pain demands to be felt from that people.
There are some authors, they can kill you in the middle of sentences suddenly.
There are some authors can make a person whose only fear is being forgotten unforgettable
I am not a New York Bestseller but I’m an author. I can bring a paper and a pen and my own thoughts together, and I made up my own fantasy world. Dear Mr. Green, to my opinion, there is no great author or bad author. Everyone can be an author if they can hold a pen and write their feelings on a paper with all their sincerity. You’re an author too and you’re living and writing in your own utopic world with your own stars and also with your own faults belongs to your life.
With The Faults In Our Stars, I must say you’ve done a turning point in my life. I have same feeling with Hazel Grace who was affected from An Iperial Affliction. I mean The Faults in Our Stars is mine An Imperial Affliction.
Dear John Green, I am not cancer and I am not going to die from cancer just like Augustus. I am a huma being and I can be admired to everything belongs to life and I am not a person that being attached to so many things. With your help, we found faults of our stars in our own galaxy and we put every one of them in every single paper on that book.
Just like Hazel Grace and Gus Waters, our inceptions are became a book. That book isn’t exist but it has an end. I am not sure if you’ll see that message or will you read it, or will you reply it or not. I am sure that you can see lots of message like this everyday.
I am not Hazel Grace and can’t be like her. And you’re not a Peter Van Houten and you can’t be like him. But, you should know their feeling very well better than anyone else in this world. The Faults in Our Stars is our milestone.
All I want is just a small reply for this message. Please, help us finding our faults in our stars. I will give that reply as a birthday gift to him.
All I want is an answer. “Dear Joseph Ozgun, … bla bla bla…” the rest up to you.
It is not because you don’t trust us, but you don’t trust us. We believe in you sir. Have a nice day…

A small note: I’ll continue to send until, reply to my message. Sorry :)

My mail adress :


giulia frigo March 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Dear Mr. Green ,
i’m Giulia Frigo (italian) and i looooove his book “the fault in our stars”.
But i have some questions:
1.what’s appened to Hazel after Gus died ?
2.Hazel dies or recovers from cancer?
3.Hazel will get engaged with someone else? (altrough i do not think)
4.Where did you get the inspiration for this book?
I would be pleased if you could answer me. thank.
Honestly its
Giulia Frigo
P.S. I am your fan, i have 12 years old and my email address is


Hanna March 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

From what i have heard, John Green confirms that Hazel dies about a year after Augustus.


Jen March 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

hey wanted to let you know that john green got his inspiration from a girl named esther grace earl you can read a book about her its called “This Star Wont Go Out”


Lisha Lavigne March 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

Really? how do u know it?


Reyhane May 2, 2015 at 8:30 am

:) how do you know ?


Sami crafts April 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Really? If that’s true that is awesome!!!


Reyhane May 2, 2015 at 11:12 am

Really ? again a book about Ester ??
So you mean that Hazel in the fault in our stars is Ester ? Or Anna is Ester ?


Amanda Ireton May 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

I would like to think that Hazel Grace is Esther because Esther was the girl with the cancer and the tubes and stuff to help her breath.


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