The Fault In Our Stars

The #1 New York Times bestseller that Time Magazine called “damn near genius,” The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.

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“Green’s best and most ambitious novel to date. 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

The Movie Rights

…have been optioned by the nice people at Fox 2000.

In Other Languages

Editions of The Fault in Our Stars are forthcoming in Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Hebrew, Chinese, and Portuguese.

You can buy The Fault in Our Stars at your local independent bookstore, Indiebound, B&N, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

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harleen April 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm



Anne Cloé April 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

This is the first book I’ve ever cried over. It was wonderful and incredibly touching. This made me a complete John Green fan!


Belle April 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,

The Fault In Our Stars is a book that really speaks to the reader. You visualize most of the book so it isn’t like you are reading it, more like living it. You see what is it like to have a death of someone very close to you. When Augustus died, it made me cry, a lot. This is because he was shaped as a real person to me. Being through everything with him and Hazel. Not Hazel Grace, only Gus deserves to call her that. He made it for her specially. You can’t take that away from him. To most he isn’t really but to me, he is more than a real person, he is like family. I really started making smarter decisions and realize I would not be here if it weren’t for The Fault In Our Stars. Points were proven, depressing times happened. It didn’t only affect the people who are in the book, but me (the reader). They aren’t characters, they are people. No book that I have read before has been this realistic and made me cry. Just the thought of Gus dying makes me tear up. And I read the book 3 weeks ago. This isn’t just a book. It’s a life. Not long enough, but enough for people to realize the difficult times people go through. I want Gus to keep living, I really do. Sometimes I regret reading the book because I feel like I am losing someone, plus the addition of me rereading it. Basically losing them over and over. I see the benefits of life and that not everyone has the benefits I have. I should live my life and appreciate it because I have not been diagnosed with such a depressing disease. I pray to Hazel and Augustus, for making me realize that life isn’t about getting want you want, but doing what you need. Toast to them for living the best life they could of lived with all of their disabilities. I really loved your book Mr.Green. I really did. I can’t get over it in fact. I have a sudden urge to just read it again and again and again. The idea you had to write this book was fantastic. I want to thank you for making such a fantastic book. It really is fantastic. There are over a million English words in the world. None of them combined can describe how amazing this book was. The first time I read it was 2 days, then from then on I go back and read it. Remembering the sad parts, letting the tears out. I can’t help it, and I just want to thank you again.


Ehhhh April 15, 2014 at 5:13 am

Bitch, thanks for ruining it


Patience April 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Don’t read the comments if you don’t wanna know what happens.


The Fault In Our Stars Lover! April 14, 2014 at 11:36 pm



Alisha April 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

do not make a squeal to this book the only thing that will happen in that the first one will get ruined by it.


Chelsea W. April 15, 2014 at 2:05 am

This book was so amazing!! Normally I will not comment about books, but this one was truly touching and so beautiful. I read the whole thing over the length of a little under two days because I just couldn’t put it down! I felt myself both laughing and crying because the story was just that perfect. So in love with this book now and I hope the movie lives up to what it should be!


Alex April 15, 2014 at 8:41 am

Can someone let me read the book


Kelsie Kite April 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

My best friend loves TFIOS. She has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) as well as lung cancer. She’s a fighter. She’s absolutely in LOVE with TFIOS and, when she convinced me to read the book, I saw her as Hazel Grace. It’s such a perfect book and explains the life of not only being the patient, but how it feels to be a friend to someone with cancer as well.
I’d like to get John Green to Skype us (my best friend and I) one day just because he’s become a hero to her. With TFIOS, I can better relate to my best friend for levels beyond what I could comprehend before.


Tj April 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I feel connected to this book, it’s mind blowing.


RB April 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Upon reading The Fault in Our Stars for the second time, I have discovered that is is doubly funny, doubly sad, doubly beautiful and doubly heartbreaking as I first thought it was. My question to you, John, is not ‘why did you have to make it so sad?’ because I know they answer to that – you wanted it to be as good as a representation of real life as you could have, and real life can be very sad indeed. My question is: why did you make Gus so perfect? I’ve never met anyone who is so perfect but so flawed at the same time. It’s not real. Augustus isn’t real. Which does mean that Hazel is alone.
You are the Peter Van Houten to my Hazel Grace Lancaster, and I too have some questions about what happens after the novel ends. What happens to Hazel? Which way does she go on her in between life? Does she swim to shore or does she drown, or does she continue to tread water, stranded in the ocean for the rest of her life, stuck in the horizon between real life and paradise?
Also, how did you know Esther – were you related or friends?
And how can someone who is so hilarious in their day to day lives have such deep thoughts?
I really do hope that you can help ease my mind by answering some my questions.


Hannah April 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

This book is the one that broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. Then took those pieces and grinded it into even smaller pieces until they were microscopic. I can’t feel anymore. I am just numb to the sadness this book has caused me.


Omg April 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm

OMG!!!! Pleas please make another book like the fault in our stars. I can’t believe you made Augustus die!!!


Stella April 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I get it. I just get it now. In a book, you can do whatever you want. You have so much freedom. People say that you wanted to make it seem like real life. But, none of our lives are exactly like this. In fact, most of our lives are nothing like this. In your books, you take reality and you bend it and twist it. You make it seem so real, yet the whole time, everyone knows it’s not. It seems like it. Your book makes Augustus and Hazel part of you life, part of you thoughts and daily pass times. But, the whole time, what the book did for you is way more than it did for any of us. Any book, especially this one, gives the author a chance to be free. Writing lets you make the world what you want it to be, make people as perfect as possible. You can make anything happen. There’re no rules or don’ts only dos. When you write a book, you can make anything happen. You make Augustus die. Other people give characters certain powers or weaknesses. I can see how free you feel. I finally get it. I just understand now. When you wrote this book, you could make anything happen. I get why you made Augustus die. It’s because you could. They had cancer because you could. Thank you for making your freedom and creativity our reality. Anyone think this is true? Anyone have any objections? What do other people think? Thanks for reading.

Reply April 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological world everything is accessible on net?


Sienna April 16, 2014 at 2:24 am

full review at

A simple, bittersweet read that calls for a second read in search of deeper meanings.


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