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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sheryl October 20, 2014 at 12:04 am

Hola John Green
Soy una gran admiradora de tu libro llamado Bajo La Misma Estrella
Quería hacerte unas cuantas preguntas que me interesarian saber
Estas preguntas son sobre tu libro
Quería que me las respondieras mis preguntas por privado pero no logre encontrar una dirección para hacerlo
En fin se que te costara leer este comentario, ya que esta en español
No publicare mis preguntas aqui, ya que no mesiento comoda y no creo que sea el mejor lugar para hacerlo
Espero obtener una respuesta completa y bien estructurada sobre mi comentario
Ya mi correo esta ahí por si quisieres y cuando quieras, obsequiarme tu respuesta
La espero con ansias
Muchas gracias
Existos y bendiciones
Att: Sheryl Zamora Chavarría. (admiradora)


Victoria October 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

What i like about this book is no matter how sad the story is, there is still funny bits. No matter how many times you read it, every time you think something you hadn’t thought of before. This book isnt just a story, its one of those things that make you think, that make you laugh and cry, that make you forget everything else besides the book when you re reading it. You dont get many of those books


Lilly c October 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

It is a amazing book for teenagers like me to realise what love is and how kind boys and men can be,this is a tragic storey but displayed extremely well I read this book while on my two week holiday with my bestfriend and I couldn’t put my book down✨


sara October 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

dear John,
this is a fantastic book, and you know it.. i attend to see the film with my boyfriend

xxx Sara


munah October 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Dear john green,
The fault in our stars was the first book that i’ve read by you, but Before i got to read your fantastic book, i went to the cinema to watch this movie that everyone was talking about, but unfortunately the tickets were sold out so i decided to watch the late show, and trust me it was worth it.

I laughed, I cryed, and sure enough i went back for more, I went back to the cinema about 3 more times to watch your great and amazing movie “the fault in our stars.”
My best friend watched it with me also and loved it! so we both bought the dvd and watched that about a million times too.
When i found out that there was a book i just knew i had to get it! So i did and once again i read that about a million times also.

Its like im hazel grace and your van houten, excepet your coward as he was but you are a great writer like him, and your book is like inperl afliction to me. You understand me john green, you inspire me and i just want to thank you for that.


munah October 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

“Except your not a coward as he was” was what i meant to say. My name is munah and i am 13 years old.


Kelsie October 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Dear John Green,

Hi John Green my name is Kelsie I am a huge fan of your book I can read it like every day with out sleeping

Please respond as soon as you can

Your truly,


franceskakugawa October 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I need to know what happened to Hazel?
Did she recover from her cancer? And how about Issac…were his
eyes ever restored?
Are you writing another story?
If you choose not to answer this, will you tell me where you live? May I come to visit you and you can tell me what happened to these two characters. I promise not to tell anyone.

Yes, Mr. Green, very clever indeed. You turned both of us into the characters in your story.
Wow…how did you do this? This is creativity at its best.
I got your other books and am on a Green hook.


mrk October 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

dear Mr John and readers its one the most beautiful story i have read..i actually want to do my research work on this novel but m little bit stuck…so i want to ask u people that which realistic element in the novel inspired you most? i will go for that one..
do reply as soon as possible.regards Mrk


Lea October 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hi John,
this book changed my life, i´m fourteen and from Germany.
The first time I heard about the Story was the start of 2014 my best friend tells me about it. We watched together the Movie and loved it from the beginning, now i watched it everyday and read when I have enough time for it. I only want to say Thank you <3 Thank your for giving us the Book and this wonderfull, wonderfull love Story.


Kaley October 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your books and your movie(s). You sir are a creative genius. I’ve never read a book who can write like you can. My personal favorites is The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns. I’ve seen The Fault In Our Stars so many times I feel like I know every line word for word! The way you portray the way the characters feeling and how you connect with me, as a reader of course. I don’t have cancer or anything, but I refer to myself as a hopeless romantic. I read romance novels more than anything. I sometimes write poems, stories, or even draw pictures. I really hope you get the chance to read this. Yours truly, Kaley


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Dennis Fischman October 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

Does anyone know of a support group in the Boston, MA area like the one pictured in this book? I have a student who could use it. Thank you so much for any information!


Susana October 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

So thise book was terribly awesome and te movie it was icredibe to be honest one of the best romantic movies.eved made


sharik caicedo October 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm

querido señor green amo su libro THA FAULT IN OUR STARS adoro su maravillosa obra e incluso me sorprende el sentimiento mutuo entre hazel grace y august waters …
espero que porfavor me conteste algunas preguntas:
¿ hazel grace queda para siempre sola u todavia pensando en august waters?
se que no es real su tema pero igualmente qusiera que porfavor responderme las preguntas
soy sharik caicedo de colombia y espero que con gratitud me conteste gracias¡


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Summer Williams October 22, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Hello John Green…

Why I thought your book The Fault in Our Stars was terrific. I have a few questions. I have been told by several people that this book is based on a true story. Just not the way that’s the movie or book goes they say it was the other way around you understand what I mean. I’ve been meaning to contact you and write you letters. I have been unable to find a address or p.o. Box. I have many more question about your wonderful, amazing, tragedy, and humorous book. Please contact me in your free time. Thank you-Summer Williams


Sabine October 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

I’m french, I don’t know if you speak french but I’m not capable to write that I have to tell you in English. I hope you have a translater.
Je suis française et habite dans le sud de la France.
Je viens de finir à l’instant de lire votre livre. J’ai beaucoup aimé, j’ai bien rigolé et beaucoup pleuré. C’est fin et bien écrit, ça se lit comme on respire…On ne se rend jamais assez compte la chance qu’on a d’être en bonne santé et d’avoir des enfants en bonne santé. Un grand merci pour ce moment passé en compagnie de votre livre. Mon mari a sagement attendu que je finisse votre livre pour pouvoir voir le film. J’espère qu’il sera à la hauteur du livre. Bonne continuation. Sabine


Rewa October 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Dear Mr. Green,

I have just brought the book, and I have heard a lot about it… I just hope I like it.. Big thanks.

Yours Faithfully


gabi October 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Dear John green my name’s Gabi and I loved your book and movie I saw it on premier night with m my friends I’m also doing a book report on it in my class write back plese


Ashley October 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Dear John
I love your book The Fault in our stars… I would love to write you a letter but I don’t know what address I should use for you.. if you have time could you please email me back a address that is convenient for you. thank you
—–Ashley E. Mabe—–


Yoselin Rangel October 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Dear John:
I’m from mexico and I don’t know very English but I love your books are Wonderful and Incredible the feel of the people, you are a person fantastic my heart is a grenade with your words Thanks!

Please messenger:)

With love Yoselin


Tanya October 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Hi john,
I just read the book the fault in our stars…. And its a great story of to couple having cancer u have chosen the characters in a wonderful way… Hope u will right many books like that
With love, Tanya


Naida Newling October 24, 2014 at 12:18 am

Dear Mr.Green,
Hello, I read your book as a request from a friend, at first sitting there the book unopened in my hands, fearful in a way of what I might find, I hadn’t read many books based around your genre, so I was weary. I remember thinking, why would anyone read a book about two dying teenagers? Then as I continued to read, as the story developed and my mind open a little piece at a time , I realized that the story wasn’t about death-though a factor in the story, that your point was that love can be created anywhere at anytime. Even though I love your story, I have a few unanswered questions.
Mr. Green, I understand if you don’t want to answer them due to the fact that you wrote the story the way you wrote it for reason. First off, I was wondering what happened to Hazel after the letter, did she pass on or did by some great miracle did her treatment work and the cancer disappeared? Also Mr. Van Houten, what happened to him, is he still the crazy,rude alcoholic-writer, that seems an awfully alike to the well noted and depressing author Ernest Hemingway? Or did he recover from his Alcoholism? As for my last question, I was wondering what happened to Isaac and Gus’s parents? Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Naida Newling


Colleen Burroughs October 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

Just finished The Fault in Our Stars and I believe the reviews are all understatements. Amazing is just not good enough.


Kayla October 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Dear John Green,
I am 14, love to read, and out of all the books I’ve ever read, your work is by far the best romance novels.
When I first heard of your book The Fault in Our Stars, I asked myself would I want to read this? I am not fond of romance novels, but I thought that this book would be an amazing book.
So, as I sat at the table in my school library staring at the book, I tried to figure out how this book would effect me.
But to say this book was wonderful is not true. It was beyond wonderful, I loved the book so much.
When I finished reading the book, I was in tears. I had laughed, and cried while reading this book so much. Then I started to ask questions, me being the inquisitive person I am, so I would like to ask them. It would not hurt my feelings one bit if you do not answer, but I would greatly appreciate it.
My questions are much like Hazel’s, but my friends also had the same questions.
What happens to Hazel Grace after the book, does she carry on and find another love, or does she go back to how she was? Does she pass away, or do the doctors cure her? What about Isaac, what happens to him? How do Gus’s parents cope with the loss after the book ends? Does Van Houten overcome his alcoholism, does he continue to write novels?
I guess that is the last of my questions, the book was absolutely amazing.

Kayla Bogle


Talana Norris October 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

Hello, Mr John Green

I am Talana Wendy Anne Norris and no i am not related to Chuck Norris
I am from NSW Austraila, writing, well typing to you. I have just read the fault in our stars, and my head has been whirling about these questions ever since i have finished

1. What happens to hazel? does she die, does she move on?

2. Does Isaac ever get robotic eyes? Does he stay blind forever?

3. How does hazels parents go with counseling Family’s? Do they succeed?

I know i am from down under so please don’t judged me with my grammer like for me color is colour and mom is mum for me, but you know, my life sucks with me having a high chance of getting breast cancer, cause my dads mum and my mum have had it and it have just pasted through the genorations. I think this will make me stress out since my sister broke her arm badly and having to be stuck with a brother that everyone at school has been annoyed about and i feel like i am a normal everyday person but when you see my family you think i am adopted. I only have 2 friends from youth group who have not meant my brother but one has seen my sister, i feel as though my life has been turned upside down and there is no path that is right but i need help to find that path, I feel worse everyday crying on my bed cause 13 people that day a teased me, and i am not an attention seeker cause an attention seeker talks on and on but i want to confess this to the world that they are not all alone, but they could find someone like me to tell them that other people can have a place to be to confess that they have the rights to speak and mine is the internet, i am thinking of staring youtube, but maybe not since my parents might see.
Thank you For reading

Talana W.A Norris


Angèle October 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

Je m’appelle Angèle, j’ai 20 ans, je suis Française, j’habite en Bretagne. J’ai finit votre livre hier soir.
J’ai souhaiter vous écrire afin de vous remercier. Je n’aime pas lire depuis toujours. Je me lasse vite et j’arrête même de lire sans même me préoccuper de la fin. Une amie, m’a conseiller votre livre et me l’a prêter. Dès les première lignes, j’ai été comme absorber. Pour la première fois, j’avais l’impression de vivre ma lecture, comme si les évènements se passait devant moi. Je me suis attacher aux personnages comme à des amie. Il m’arrivait même de comprendre la maladie d’Azel alors que je ne sais pa


Angèle October 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

Je m’appelle Angèle, j’ai 20 ans, je suis Française, j’habite en Bretagne. J’ai finit votre livre hier soir.
J’ai souhaiter vous écrire afin de vous remercier. Je n’aime pas lire depuis toujours. Je me lasse vite et j’arrête même de lire sans même me préoccuper de la fin.
Une amie m’a conseiller votre livre et me l’a prêter. Dès les première lignes, j’ai été comme absorbée. Pour la première fois, j’avais l’impression de vivre ma lecture, comme si les événements se passaient devant moi. Je me suis attacher aux personnages comme à des amis. Je comprenais pourquoi Azel ne voulait pas tomber amoureuse comme je comprenais pourquoi Gus souhaitais vivre pleinement cet amour. Je me suis reconnu dans la répartie d’Azel, l’humour de Gus m’a charmée, tout comme la spontanéité d’Isaac, et, bien qu’elle apparaît peu, l’extravagance de Kaitlyn m’a fait sourire.
Ce livre m’a beaucoup fait rire pour finalement me faire pleurer. Mais, pour moi, votre but n’était pas de faire ressortir le côté triste de cette histoire. J’ai pleurer parce que ayant un amoureux, je me suis identifier à la souffrance d’Azel: je me voyais très bien l’appeler pour entendre sa voix, même sur un message vocal; ou d’avoir envie de le voir pour lui parler et lui dire à quel point il me manque et en parler avec lui.
Vous écrivez tellement bien, c’est tellement clair et vous ne tourner pas en rond pendant des heures pour finalement dire ce qu’on a tous finit par comprendre. J’étais impatiente de connaître la fin de l’histoire sans, Oh grand jamais finir le livre.
Ce livre m’a donner une leçon de vie et je vous la confie: On a beau ne pas vouloir faire souffrir, il y’a un moment dans notre existence ou il faut savoir penser à soit et profiter de la vie et des gens qui nous entourent. Ne pas avoir peur d’aimer seulement par peur de souffrir. Ne pas se sentir coupable d’être heureux quand d’autres souffrent. Et se soutenir les uns les autres.
Tout cela est un peu embrouiller et j’en suis désolé, je dis tout ce qui me passe par la tête en repensant à votre livre et à vous qui l’avez écrit.
Je n’aimais pas lire mais j’aimais écrire, aujourd’hui, grâce à vous, j’aime lire et j’ai encore plus envie d’écrire.
Bien sur je ne serais jamais aussi douée que vous, mais votre écriture est tellement fine, avec un style tellement particulier. Cela donne envie.
Je vous remercie d’être l’écrivain qui m’aura donner l’envie et le plaisir de lire.


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