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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Carina July 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm

John green really captures emotion


Leilani July 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

The movie didn’t fill the potential of the book. I cried reading the book but didnt even shed a tear watching the movie. I wish they would have put in alot of stuff that they didnt put in from the book. One of my friends spoiled the book for me about Gus dying. Somehow i still was suprised when he died. I hate books and movies that are predictable. The Fault In Our Stars was NOT predictable even with the spioler. John, we love your books!!


Star Akucewich July 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

I haven’t seen the movie, but I agree. Books are SOOO much better. I cried so so much while I read the book (in two days might I add), and I highly doubt I would cry during the movie. I don’t really even want to watch it. I built the characters (obviously with the help of our amazing friend John Green) into the people I wanted them to be. I made them look a certain way, and I like it like that.


Izzy July 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm


Your situation was very similar to mine. I had the book spoiled for me before I even considered reading it, yet Gus’s death took me by surprise. I agree that the movie could’ve included more of the insanely wonderful quotes from the book, I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. The movie, being about two hours long, is more than I hoped it could be. I’ve read many books, and quite a few of those books have been made into movies. The Fault In Our Stars movie was one of the best movies that was based off a novel I’ve ever seen.


P.S. I like your name. :)


meg July 13, 2016 at 7:17 am

i’m a fan of your books and for my school project i’m writing about why people love your books i would love to find out what happens to hazel as because i would like to see what happens to her.Your books have made me want to write and express myself.


Star Akucewich July 13, 2016 at 9:54 pm

John Green,
I tip my invisible hat to you. The book made me experience the major points of the spectrum of feelings: Joy & Happiness, and Pain, Sadness & Depression. I cried for longer then I should have, and I felt horrible. Almost as if I were Hazel Grace. I give it more stars then the sky could hold.
I did have some questions though:
What happened to Hazel? (irony is so amusing) What’s Augustus’s middle name? You told us Hazel’s, but not Gus’s.
Did Monica have an actual reason for dumping Isaac? Because if she didn’t, I’d have helped Isaac throw much more than eggs at her car.
Other than that, I have no questions. Although I must admit, I wanted to strangle you when I….read about Gus.
I felt as if I knew him. As if I were in the book as well.
Want to know my judgement of a great author? They put you in the story. YOU did that Mr. Green, and I applaud you.
Did you know that my family members had to try multiple times to capture my attention while I was reading? I found it amusing.
I would say that I am wishing for a sequel, but….It just wouldn’t be the same without Augustus.
All in all, amazing work.
Your fan,
Star Akucewich, Age fifteen, from Ohio.
(p.s. PLEASE write me back, at [email protected]
I look forward to hearing from you)


Emma July 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Dear John Green

I want this comment to mean a lot to you, as does everybody else who comments on your website, I assume, but I know i am not significant.
I’m sure you expected many questions from fans, just like Hazel. Maybe that’s why her questions for Van Houten play a massive part in your book. I’m also positive that you expect me to say something along the lines of “Your book meant a great deal to me,” but that isn’t going to stop me from saying it. The Fault In Our Stars is no doubt my favourite book, and it taught me many things. Especially about metaphors! That fact makes me desperate for the world of Hazel and Augustus to continue, so i have many questions that answers to would help to lengthen my little infinity.
* What did you imagine happened to Hazel medically after Gus died?
* If Hazel survives, does she find love again, possibly have a family of her own?
* What happens to her parents?
* What happens to Gus’ parents?
* What happened to Isaac?
* Does he live healthily and get the years he deserves?
* Does he ever see Monica again?

Many thanks, Emma Cormack (14 years old, Scotland)


TheColorBlue July 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm

maybe when we ask questions about the fate of the characters that survived in the book we’re just trying to get our imaginations out in the open. maybe we’re the ones who are supposed to decide what happens to them. after all we are the ones reading the book. the ones meant to read it. and shouldn’t we have our own view of these characters and the book itself. that’s something Hazel just didn’t see. until she did. maybe we aren’t seeing this as well. but to say in all honesty as new as TFIOS is, it is immaculate.


christytsin July 18, 2016 at 12:34 am

Dearest John Green,
Hi, I’m a huge fan of your book: The Fault In Ours Stars.I come from China, so if there are any faults in my letter, please forgive me.
The first time I read this book is two years ago, I was 14 years at that time. After two years, I still love it and read it again and again. I love Hazel and Augustus so much, I think they have they own world view, outlook on life and sense of worth, and it does influence my world outlook in a way.
Gus fears oblivion, and Hazel’s fear is she is a grenade, someday, she is going to blow up and hurt she dearests.She chases the ending of Anna and Anne’s mother and others of the AIA, because she exactly knows the world won’t stop living without she life.Anna is Hazel, and Hazel is Anna too! Hazel chases Anna’s ending is like chasing hers!
Also, the another beautiful plot is Hazel think Gus love TFIOS because she likes it. But in fact, Gus have his own ideas too, and Gus’s ideas is amazing! His well done! And what Hazel really wants is it: Gus not only likes her and but also likes the book in his way, she is an presenter only.That’s enough…

And if you are a big fan of TFIOS, please write your letter to (my Address:)
Christy Tsin, Nanning No.2 High School
522, Xinzhi Building, #66 Yunjing Road, Qingxiu District, Nanning City, Guangxi Province, PR China

We will be great penfriend, because we all love the TFIOS, we will have a lot of topics to talk.If you send your letter, I will write BACK to you certainly.
I’m glad to hear from you!


Rizam Kusfandi July 20, 2016 at 4:33 am

hallo john
is a very interesting book to read where I can buy this book .
thank you.


Alice Sodano July 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

Five years ago my dearest friend died for cancer. It’s almost impossible for me to describe how much I was close to her. It still hurts, but when I look at the sky during the night and I see the stars, I think about her and I feel better, because my eyes see the same stars she used to see. Maybe it’s stupid but I know she would understand. John Green thank you for your beautiful words.


Katia Reyes July 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Okay I’ve read this book over 15 times already. I’ve smiled, laughed, cried, and broke something over 15 times. The Fault in Our Stars is my favorite book. This books takes me on an emotion roller coaster. Right after I finish the book, I just starts all over again. As Augustus says he wants to be remember, Augustus is now remembered in millions of people’s hearts from this book. Hazel is also remembered. Girls should strive to be how Hazel is smart, humble, selfless, and funny. Guys should strive to be like Augustus funny, smart, kind, funny, kind, and has a great heart. This book has spoke to a lot of people. It has made them want to get up and do something with their lives. Yes, some people do want to be remembered, but a lot of people just want somebody to love them. John Green I believe that this book has changed a lot of things in this generation, and has also made people hopeful of life and in love.


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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]


Manan June 6, 2016 at 2:30 am

i would also like to be answered to that


Thomas June 30, 2016 at 6:31 am
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


Star Akucewich July 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

omg I love you. you just made my day.
Well, granted my day wasn’t so hot BECAUSE I FOUND OUT THAT AUGUSTUS WATERS DIED, but that’s okay. My problems, are only part of the giant universe, and lets face it, the universe and everyone in it want to be noticed.
Your fellow fan,
Star Akucewich


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