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.

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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Lefteris April 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

I would like to express my warmest congratulations to John Green for this amazing book. It is a book that shows us the struggle that every day give the people with cancer and the problems they face.


Asuransi Mobil Terbaik April 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

it looks like an interesting book to read, from the title quite intriguing.


Clara Cardoso April 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Dear mr green
Sorry for the misspellings to come, my English is not very good (I’m Brazilian). I am a reader of his books, they are an inspiration to me. I wanted to ask a few questions and if you could then I would send the answer. Which was the inspiration for writing paper towns? What book you had greater difficulty writing and why? And the last question, why you chose Gus to die in The fault in our stars and not Hazel?
I love your books and hope to answer because I’m a big fan.
With all my admiration,


Izzy Lee April 28, 2016 at 11:45 pm

I must know the answer to the following question!!!!!!!!!!!
What is Hazels future after Gus?
Also please write another book about maybe hazel.


Karissa April 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm

I just got done with “The fault in our stars” and to be honest I was speechless I loved the book and I was wowed. I was wondering how long did it take you to write the whole book and publish it? It is now my favorite book and I believe that you did a amazing job at makeing me know how the characters were feeling. Also I think you made it easy for the movie directors to make a movie.
-Karissa Baar (12 years old)


Sally Caster May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

Hi John,
I recently asked you about your life for my project but I have read TFIOS over 10 times and I have some questions to ask you. Does Hazel die after Gus dies? Do Issac and Monica get back together? Also what happens to Peter after all of this? If you could…please email me to answer my questions. It would mean the world!


bri lindsey May 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm

what is the name of hazel’s favorite book?????


Julia May 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

An imperial affliction


Jillian star May 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Mr.Green I love your books with a great passion. You are my favorite author, and give me a great and beautiful vision of life,and death. I’m fourteen years old and have read everyone of your books. I refused to watch the movies untill i was done reading the books first. I truly admire you. TFIOS is my AIA. I have read it more than eight times. I have also highlighted all the important parts and favorite quotes. I can even recite four pages in a row without missing a word. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful experience of life through this book.
Sincerely jillian star


Emily Ross May 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I am a huge fan of The Fault in Our Stars. Thank you for creating a book that is so easy to relate to for teenage readers. I believe that I love this book like Hazel loves An Imperial Affliction. If you ever get the chance, I actually have some questions about after the book ends. How long does Hazel live after the end of the book? Does Van Houten ever write her an epilogue? Thank you for your work.

Emily Ross (13)


Kaitlynn Calloway May 4, 2016 at 2:38 am

Dear Mr. Green,
Thank you for writing this book. I’m 10 years old and I have a friend who has passed on because of Stage 4 Brain Cancer. This book taught me how to cope with death. Her name was Kirsten Tayler Ryan. She died at seven years old. And I am so thankful for the infinities me and Kirsten spent with each other. Kirsten and I were going on a road trip the next day. Thank you Mr. Green for inspiring me to write about my story. RIP Kirsten Tayler Ryan.
{Love, Kaitlynn Calloway}


Mahesh May 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Dear Mr. Green.

I borrowed this book of your about 6 month back from a friend of mine at office and tried to read but found it boring and it was lying in my tea table for last six months. I have thought of returning it, in the mean time i have to undergo surgery for to remove kidney stone from my left kidney. While i’m at home now on rest after the surgery i had nothing to do so decided to give it one more try and this time i managed to read because this time around may be pain had demanded to be felt. Now i think i am lucky not to have missed this fantastic book. It more special because i lost my dad 2 years ago to the same disease cancer.
After reading the book i also have similar question regarding what happened to Hazel?

Kathmandu Nepal


chevy May 6, 2016 at 4:59 pm

there is nothing to say that you don’t already know there are no how why or when you already know these question but all I got say is that you made me cry with your beautiful horribly done work


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Cécile May 8, 2016 at 8:25 am

After reading your novels ” Our Stars ” There are some days I confess that I was surprised about the empreure that this book can provide. I went through a lot of situations in which I laughed at or brilliance , or my tears poured. I feel every feeling that thanks to Hazel felt in the most important event. While this remains a novel, I became aware of things that we all have a different way of thinking and acting, but I think the strongest is to know that life is not always as simple as they say . Thank you for having me allowed to escape some time.


samantha saunders May 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

can you please make the book an imperial infliction. from the fault in our stars i really just want to read it.


Shahlisa May 11, 2016 at 1:28 am

i really like Mr John Green’s work. i think this work will make someone more easy to face tragedy. i mean people never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves. Really thanks for producing this kind of story. if it fiction or whatever it is, its really touching and thought provoking. You are a good WRITER Mr John. Keep doing well…


marce remi May 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

hello mr green
my name is Remi marcé and jai 19 years.
I love your books and paper towns the fault in our stars I am a very big fan and I want to know who will get the characters in the book the fault in our stars and I even read your next book you would write
greeting a great admirer remi marcé
Fin de la conversation


Marta May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

Totally recommend this book to everyone that likes romance and is interested in cancer. John Green, you’re a genius.


Julia May 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

I LOVED your book soooooo much( I even cried when Gus died) you should’ve written a sequel… But anyhoo, your book took me on a journey of which I felt I was on with hazel grace and Augustus waters. I could feel the pain the love and the anger of every single character(your book was THAT descriptive) . I felt like your book told the real life of cancer patients and their feelings in sympathy.

You should totally keep writing and your books are really meaningful to me.


Mohab Al-Emam May 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Dear Mr.Green,
I know that this might be a little late, but I read your most known novel, “The fault in our stars” a while ago and I wish to give my opinion on it, if it matters you in any way possible. The character of Hazel Grace for me, is nothing more than a shallow, pathetic, dishonered girl who cannot live as a human, but as a helpless cancer patient, meets the most perfect boy on the planet-that opinion my personal opinion about “Gus” as well-and gets attached to him because of his body(!). She then talk to him as the”only one who can understand her” type of a person, and get attached to him more and more as she learns about his ex girlfriend who died from cancer and his friend Isaac who just lost his eyesight(which I must say, a true sissy who can bear the fact that he is blind, but not the fact that his girlfriend left him!) and then he decides to give her his literal deathwish to go to Amsterdam to know about the fate of a bunch of fictional characters in a fictional novel from a drunken, pathetic writer(!). This may be off topic, but I must say that you showed the fact that “Gus” gave Hazel his wish as a part of being absolutely perfect, not the fact that he is dying and wants to make this wish for him before he does, not her. Anyhow, back to the subject, not only does Hazel goes and drinks champagne under the legal age, but she goes to the hotel with her “Boyfriend” and seduces him and commits adultery, and then you show that-with all due respect-as romance!!! Sir, that’s not romance, that’s called “making love with a teenage boy because he’s so hoooot”(!!!).I just need to understand this, what is the point of this novel? To be a shallow, pathetic teenager who can’t get the hold of himself and just live as a cancer patient waiting for the so called”Perfect relationship”? Or should I try to be so perfect and flawless like “Gus” so I can attract girls??? What is the purpose of this? The only thing that means something in this novel is her life and misery as a cancer patient and her suffering with her family, but that doesn’t have to make her live her life like that! She simply surrendered to fate, if “Gus” didn’t show up, she would’ve killed her self for being too emotional and dramatic about herself. Mr. Green, I don’t mean to offend you, but the novel is simply nothing compared to many romantic ones, they make sense, they’re realistic. I just, after all this, need to know what this novel means, and what is it’s final purpose, because I either saw only evil in it and destruction of Morales, or either it actually is.
Yours sincerely,
Mohab Al-Emam


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David May 17, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Hey, John. I have no information to offer that you do not already know. I have no way to express my gratitude except to offer a sincere thank you. You have taught me a lot about life. Your hard work was worth it, not just for the m$neys, but also because it made me feel really, really good about myself. A masterpiece of sarcastic humor and of messages necessary for life, your work will be around for a short infinity. Needless to say you have kindled the fire of at least one writer.

Plus, your videos are yummy. You keep me transfixed to the screen with your raw sexuality and rugged good looks.

Peace, David.


Iris May 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

hello, i’m a recent fan and excuse my bad writing (i talk spanish). I love your books, although very sad. does not metter. i’m just saying, in my opinion, this book doesn’t look with second part. ¡thanks!


Joep May 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Dear Mr Green,
I’m from Holland and my name is Joep. I wanna ask you some question: 1. I’m very obsessed with your book and can’t think about anything else at the moment. So what is a good way to not forget the book but just don’t think about it all the time? 2. Are you gonna write an other book or a part 2 of TFIOS? 3. I like the Movies from both Paper Towns and TFIOS so is there gonna be a new movie of one of your books? 4. How did you came up with the idea to write TFIOS?

Hopefully you reply!
Joep (from the Netherlands)


Virginia May 23, 2016 at 11:04 am



J May 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
You will probabaly not see, nor read this comment, but i would just like to say thank you. I have only read The Fault In Our Stars, out of the many books that you have so cleverly written. Thank you for putting this magnificent piece of writing into the world, it really changed how I look at cancer. I had a very close family member pass away from cancer a few years ago. Before this book, I looked at cancer the way you look at oblivion; something you cannot escape. But after reading, and re-reading this book dozens of times, I know look at cancer like a flower; if you care for it, the person battling can grow and live, but if you give up, you will perish.

I feel odly connected to this book, and i do have a few questions. I have a theory; is An Imperial Affliction actuallt an autobiography to Peter Van Houten’s life? And, if so, (Which i think is very much so) What does happen to Anna’s mother? I know that An Imperial Affliction is just a book inside of a book, but i do wish i had answers. And also. does Hazel die?! I know that there will come a time when the sun swallows the earth, and everyone will die, but when, and how, does she die? Do her parents stay together, and does her mom become an amazing Patrick, or even a Patrick at all?

These questions ever entered my mind the first time i read it, but after re-reading it so many times, I think i will go insane if i don’t get answers soon. These may seem like meaningless questions, but i would really love to know what happens.

Please do not be like Van Houten, and simply give me ridicouless explanations. I know the book ends, but there must be a story beyond the story; everyone has one.

These questions have been haunting me ever since readinbg this book. Please take the time to respond.

Yours truly,


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”


Rose Frederickson July 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Dear Mr.Green, I’m am disheartened to say you have become my Peter Van Houten.In most of the story Hazel is trying to pursue the answers to her questions about An Imperial Affliction, but yet you do not feel the need to tell the readers what becomes of dear Hazel Grace.The Fault in Our Stars has become my An Imperial Affliction.You see I share many qualites with Hazel.I know the feelings that occur in her in the book.Now do not get me wrong I am a fan of the book.Hense “The Fault inOur Stars has become my Imperial Affliction” however I feel it a little conterdictory.If you do feel like speaking with me More on this matter or decide to tell the end of you book ,Mr.Green, I would love to read.”Quite Frankly,I would read your grocery lists” Yours with great admiration, Rose Frederickson


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 ?


Anna November 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm

how do you now??


ayusha shete January 2, 2016 at 10:39 am

hey!..are you sure?..i mean like seriously?…does she really die?..can you please tell me evreything you know!!…please do reply to me!..


Grace :) January 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Oh my gosh!
Are you serious? I f anybody knows anything else about this incident , please let me know!!!!! Thankyou Hanna!


OMNICTIONARIAN96 January 26, 2016 at 6:23 am

Where did you hear that??


Omnictionarian96 January 26, 2016 at 6:29 am

How do you know, what proof do you have??


Jenerbiebe April 9, 2016 at 11:10 am



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 ?


beth August 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

actually “the star wont go out” was writen by esther earl, john green, lori earl, and wayne earl


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.


Tim August 5, 2015 at 11:26 am

Also, Esther’s second name is also Grace. I wonder if he did that on purpose?


shubham January 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

i agree with u amanda i would also like to assume that only


Katherine September 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I have to say that i agree with you! John Green indeed does NOT tell the ending of what happens to Hazel Grace, or many of the other characters. It might be true that he ended it that way, to add a nice ending, but I myself want to know what happens.


Bookbug November 1, 2015 at 7:19 am

You are indeed correct. All her life, Hazel, searches for answers to what happens to Anna’s mother, the Dutch Tulip Man and Sisyphus the hamster. I’m not John Green who will be able to give precise answers to what happens to Hazel, her mother, Gus’ s parents, Isaac and all but I have a theory of my own which I’d love to share with you. According to me, Hazel eventually dies in her sleep due to her shitty lungs and She and Gus meet again Somewhere with a capital S. Hazel’s parents stay together and her mom becomes a
great Patrick. Isaac stays blind for the rest of his life but meets a
girl who’s ready to accept him the way he is. Gus’ s parents move with his half sisters. This is my theory.


Eve Mendes November 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm

I know I am months late to answering but I feel the exact same way. What has happened to dear Hasel? This has been my question from the first time I ever read it and I keep going back to it. Every time I finish the book once more I always come up with my own version however,Weather it be she died or is living “Happily” With just the thought of Mr.Waters while watching ANTM. But this is just a little of my thought process while reading these books. Have a nice day Love stay beautiful.


Meezaab March 23, 2016 at 6:25 am

I feel the same, seriously! “Frankly I would read his grocery list”. I said the same thing and trust me I read your review right after I commented!


Malayna September 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

haha I understand lol I want a more descriptive ending as well! go on Wattpad and they probably have alternative endings.


alba Grace January 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

but I think Grace was Easther’s family name. But still I don’t know


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