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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Sonia sason September 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Hiii Mr Green,
I just finished reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. This has been one of those books that glues you till the end.
It took a lot of efforts to digest the fact that Augustus dies in chapter 21..
I think I have become like Hazel, quite desperate to know what happened to her in the end……

Please don’t be like Van Houten…
Kindly reply so that I can be at peace.

The Fan
Sonia Sason


Ashley October 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

she died three years after the book :(


Sonia sason September 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Hiii Mr Green,
I just finished reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. This has been one of those books that glues you till the end.
It took a lot of efforts to digest the fact that Augustus dies in chapter 21..
I think I have become like Hazel, quite desperate to know what happened to her in the end……

Please don’t be like Van Houten…
Kindly reply so that I can be at peace.

The Fan
Sonia Sason. [INDIA]


Shaolin Ba'Con October 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Hello John Green, My name is Shaolin, I am writing to you from Florida… I love every book an movie you have made. I love the novel “The Fault In Our Stars” the first time I watched the movie I cried maybe I think many girls cried. I love the movie an book so much I am saving up money to buy the movie. You are the best at writing teen fiction novels an making the perfect movies. Hopefully when you see this you will email me please!!! I would love a response. Maybe one day i will get to meet the amazing man John Green… Um well Bye. P.S. Have an Amazing day!


Viktoriya September 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

Hello,John Green.My name is Victoria, I am writing to you from Ukraine.I read your novel “the Fault in our stars”and poitrel film.You know I really liked it,at the moment I even thought.Reading the book I was crying because I felt sorry for those teenagers who do not vchem not guilty and punished them so fate.I really liked the characters.I was Sokiryany the fact that hazel despite fought,she was 16.Here I am 16 years old,and I very much appreciate this character.Actually I don’t like to read to read,make.But my schoolmate bought the book and I was asked to read and she gave it to me to read.I know the book says:”Love conquers death?”So I want to respond to that love conquers all ,for it has no boundaries.I want to ask You:”what about the other heroes?”,What will happen to hazel,what will happen to Isaac and what will happen to their parents.And most importantly ,I want to ask You, is this novel You just wrote it as made-up or was this actually happen?.Please answer me …
Victoria Zamyatina from Ukraine.


Eve September 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Not to be mean or anything, but right in the beginning of the book it tells you that this is all made up.


Viktoriya September 20, 2015 at 9:25 am
Give your answer to me please at this address.


Emma smith September 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Hi mr green
I have just finished reading Fault in our stars after watching the film both of which are amazing but I am now left with questions… What happens to hazel? After she has died do her mum and dad stay together? Does her mum become a “Patrick” ? Does Isaac find love? Please don’t be a van houten.
Kind regards
Emma smith


lottie September 21, 2015 at 7:12 am


i would just like to say this book is magnificent I’ve read the book and watched the film and they are both amazing i cried in both i love all your books but this one really means a lot and makes us all realize how lucky we are and how much life means to people with cancer

thank you so much


beth September 21, 2015 at 7:27 am

i have to say i absolutely love this book
it shows the “cancer perks” and the disadvantages of having a non controllable life long condition. in parts of the book it is very deep and sad at moments, i nearly cried while reading some bits, but then there are also amazing happy moments in and along the tragic love story,
thank you john green for making this book as it is AMAZING !
id love to find another book or film by john because id love to read it or watch it because the film and book are great. thanks


Jual Parfum September 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

An interesting discussion is worth comment. I believe that you ought to publish more about this topic,
it might not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t talk about such topics.
To the next! Many thanks!!


aaaaaaaaa September 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm

thats a very good book and the movie too i love the fault in ours stars


Malayna September 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

“Time Magazine #1 Bool of the Year” haha I love you John Green, but hey editors! I caught you!


Sammie September 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

I haven’t read this book…… YET! I saw the movie and my mom said that John Green is truly amazing…. I am going to read the book when I finish Paper Towns!!! I love, love, love your work! It reminds me of how much I a lucky to live each day without cancer.


Alexis September 24, 2015 at 11:27 am

I really loved your books the fault in our stars was amazing but my number on favorite is will grayson will grayson with so much life in it


Gabriella Valente September 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Dear John Green
My name is Gabriella i’m 12 years old and you have become my PETER VAN HOUTON but from all of your interviews that i watch you aren’t as unbereable as him you aren’t at all .
And as a fan like many others i would like to know what happens to Hazel and Issac after the book ends . You could write a mini book or do a video about it in your brother’s YouTube channel. I know that as the inventer of van houton you wrote that Anna is just a fiction and so is Hazel but your book also dosn’t fully end just like AIA ! But please do something about it. .
My e-mail :
Please keep in touch cuz your mark and scar will be unforgeable

Gabriella Valente


Rachel H September 24, 2015 at 6:56 pm

I love your book “The fault in our stars” sometimes I feel like I am in the book.
Why is Mr. peter van Houten mean to Hazel Grace and Augutus waters?
please email me back when you can

Thanks again Rachel H


Sanem September 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Dear Mr.Green ,
First I would “tell” that I´m from(13 yrs old) Germany , so forgive me for my english .
Now ! I finished the book one week ago and yesterday I watched the film to the book (it was really romantic and sad at the same time , I cried along the film ) . My first question is how the film could end , if Augustus Waters didn´t died and could you Mr.Green imagine to write a second part of the book ? I don´t want to know how it will “could” be in a Sequel , I only want to know if you can imagine about a Sequel .
It´ll be so nice , if you can answer me mail and please don`t be like Peter Van Houten . I think the Story is super ; I know it didn´t happend in reality but in this Story are so many real and wonderful Feelings . I consider myself as lucky that I read a book like this . I´ll ABSOLOUTLY read more stories like that .
With Best Regards,
one of millions of Readers


sanem September 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm
Jadyn September 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Mr. Green,

Hello, Mr. Green. I am an absolute fan of a book of yours, The Fault in our Stars. But, like many other fans, i have wondered: What happens to Hazel Grace? Does she live? Does she die? Does she hook up with another extremely hot, sexy babe, like but not Augustus? Perhaps you could email me, or even write letters. If you will, please don’t say you can’t write due to publishing rights, and move to Ansterdam. (Even though it is said to be a wonderful place)

With Your Most Respcet,

Jadyn, 11 of TN


Elle September 27, 2015 at 7:14 am

I know I sound like an incredibly typical fan, but I just wanted to say that you have become my role model and have inspired me greatly to write my own novel. I can imagine how amazing it would be to have an achievement like you have had in your life, and I would love to know how you were inspired to write and what gave you the idea for all of your great pieces.


Deanna September 27, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Hi John Green, I absolutely love your book The Fault in our Stars, and I have some questions. What happens to Hazel Grace? Are you going to be writing a sequel? I would be the first one to buy it because I really love this book. Please let me know. Thank you. Deanna


Vanessa September 29, 2015 at 2:13 am

Dear Mr.Green:
I am come from Taiwan I read your book,The fault in our star is my favorite novel.
It is a beautiful story ,this is my favorite part in the book
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you.”
I really want to know how about Hanzel after Gus die?
My English is not good.

thanks for your reading,by the way Paper Town is awesome too.


Abbie September 29, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I’m not done with this yet BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!! I’m only 11 and I’m obseessed! Please write a sequel! Don’t be like Peter van something (WHO I HATE).
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS THERE AMAZING!!! Thank you for changing my life!


Abbie September 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm

A poem about this book

I would travel to Amsterdam just to read this book again

Because I have loved it since it began

Like Hazel to find answers of what happens next

Your book has changed my life

So I’ll go if I must

To Amsterdam because I trust

Your book isn’t An Imperraul Affliction

It is more

I read it late at night in bed

Instead of resting my tired head

Please tell fans the answers

Don’t be Peter Van Houten


shiza October 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

i just want to say that “The fault in our stars” is a fantastic novel, I’ve ever read.
you’re amazing writer I’ve ever known…. and you really make me love poetry,which I’ve never liked so much…
“The fault,dear brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.”


brooklyn matthews October 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Did the anything in the book happen to you


a person October 5, 2015 at 12:57 am

dear john green ,
you’ve probobly had a million and one people ask this but i want to know what happens to hazel grace. if you dont mind me saying (well tecnecly writing ) i realy hope you are not van houten well actually i hope you are because in the end he was still a douchepants but at least he made an effort to get to hazel grace and giv her the letter and i understand that they are fictions and i am probobly just having a childish momant but i hope you can giv me a small answer if any .

a person


Hillbilly Joe October 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

Nice job, Johnny!


Hillbilly Joe October 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

Do people call u John Cena? P.S. ur pretty swiggity.

-HillBilly Joe


Breena October 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm

This is one of the most interesting books ever to read. It has drama, suspense, laughter. Kind of like a baby in some way. I absolutely love this book


Lyndsey October 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

I absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars with all my heart. For about a week after I finished it I kept using quotes from the book, getting randomly sad when I saw something that reminded me of the book, and wondering if I want to be remember like Gus did. I realized I did, a lot. I wanted to be remembered as an author like you. An author that would never be forgotten by millions of people. Would be remember in the hearts of thousands upon thousands who were touched by your words. But I also wanted to be remembered as a teacher that inspired my students.A teacher that would be everyone’s favorite. I want to be a teacher and a writer and I never knew that before your book. Your book caused a lot o happiness and revelation and I cannot thank you enough.


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 ?


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?


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.


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.


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