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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Divya Sawant September 29, 2014 at 5:27 am

This book is truly moving it brought tears in my eyes . I don’t really read books but this was the first one & i just read it in one sitting such was its beauty .I am just so glad i read such a amazing inspiring cute story .


Haley Palmeno September 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

Over my previous 13 years i never read very much. I just never found anything interesting to me. I like the realistic stuff with a cute romance for some reason. I love to use the expression of If only John Green wrote my Story. As long as John Green keeps writing books ill keep reading them.


sveva September 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

Thank you for your stunning writing.


whitney larson September 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

this book is amazing !!!!! it will make you cry tho !!!


Phoebe Gross September 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Dear Mr John Green,
Hi, my name is Phoebe Gross and I LOVE your book. It is absolutely amazing and I have read it multiple times. I left a comment before asking if Hazel and Gus really were in love and I wish I could take it back. I went back and read the book and realized I was so wrong. Hazel and Gus are so obviously and love and their love is inspiring.
I have a question, in the beginning of the book Gus’s mom is referred to as Cindy and later her name is Emily. Is this intentional or am I confusing two different people? Thanks so much, I’m a huge fan!
ps My friend Rose is also curious about the names!


sara September 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

dear john green,
i’m sara perin, i’m italian and i’m 14 years, i read your book the foult in our stars and i read looking for alaska, i’m convinced thet his book are fantastic!!!!!
i read huis book thanks to annachiara, my best friend! it’s in my dreams meet you bout i know that it is impossible, bout i have a question,…… I would ask only one answer via e-mail pleeeeeeeeaseeeeee!!!!!!!!!
i think thets your book are a treasure and I would like to thank you
i would like to thenk you for everything and for wrote these books


Valeria Nilova September 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Dear John Green,I’m Valeria,I’m interesting about:
Is Hazel die?
I readied your books,and i watched the fault
in our stars,I’m crazy about your books,when i watched film,i was cried like i have a pain)))thank you for this good emotions


tamika September 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

hazel didnt die.. her boyfriend did


Valeria Nilova September 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Please write me to my e-mail! !!!!pleaseee pleaasee ,i wish to see you and speak to you, like Hazel with Augustus did this)))i have many many questions! I can come anywere!


Brianna September 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

i loved the book it was so sad!


gabby September 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

The fault in our stars is amezing. You are a fantastic writer and i love this book so much this has to be one of my favoitve books i have ever read. Thank you sooo much for making this book, your the best!

Sincerly your fan,


Caitlyn Boath September 30, 2014 at 9:41 am

Hello John Green,
Like the others I have lot’s of questions first of all in the movie Hazel mentions that she got given a dress for her funeral and at the very end before the credits she is in a white dress with arms crossed over and I have a thought does she really end up dying without it actually being mentioned?
Also I have come up with a plot twist:
During the entire book, Hazel was in the hospital. Augustus was purely just a hallucination cased by a lack of oxygen to her brain. When the doctors were finally able to provide to her body with enough oxygen, Augustus disappeared, thus causing his death. This explains why her time spent with Augustus was so perfect, just like a dream. In a way you could say that Augustus was somewhat of an angel, created by Hazel Grace’s mind. She was the one who truly feared oblivion.
Is this twist to it true? if not what was really the story and the meaning behind this because I would truly love to hear it, because I love this book and I love the Plot.
Would be amazing if you could get back to me,

Your’s sincerely


Russell Marty September 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

I was happy to teach this book to my high school special education class. They all loved it! Thanks for writing such an awesome piece, Mr. Green.


Mary García September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Dear Mr John Green,
Hi, my name is Mary, i live in Spain so I may have some failure, and i love your book ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. I have three questions that i hope answer me.
First: I dont understand why the book is named ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. Is because they drink the same champagne? by the phrase:’tonight all the stars are bottled for you’.Or because
put:’Some might say they have not been born with star, that your world is different’.
Second: why the book doesn’t end saying the same like in the movie?
In the movie ends Hazel saying ‘Okay’, but in the book ends saying: ‘I like Augustus. I like’. Why?
And third: And third: What inspired you to create the character of Hazel? This interests me very much.
Well, I hope answer me, and i wanted to tell you that you’re a great writer and that never stop to continue writing. With admiration: Mary Garcia.


Aliyah Marie September 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

This book is beautifully written, a book people can relate to, you know when a book is brilliantly written by when you cry then laugh and then cry again…. But a wise man once said “Pain demands to be felt”


Samantha September 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Mr. Green.
John Green, c:
My name is Samantha banks. I loved the book. It’s a wonderful book. I read the book than watched the movie, than I started to read the book again.
To the ones that haven’t read the book yet…It’s wonderful! It has more detail than the movie, So obviously the book is better…Well that’s my opinion. I am 12 years old, And I absolutly loved the book. It’s great, And it’s one of those books where you don’t want it to end.
I loved the book John Green, And I hope you make more awesome books. Love you.
- Love, Samantha Banks.<3


Maria Fernanda Stival September 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Dear Mr. Green, I finished reading your book (the fault in our stars), and I am grateful to thank you for a great read, just need to take this very question, Mr. Peter Van Houten (An imperial affliction) inspired you to write this book ? Are you a fan of this man? Or he’s just a fictional character? Thank you.
Sincerely Maria Fernanda da Silva Stival


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The other day a friend of mine called me crazy, because I told him that I’m thankful for paying my taxes.
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Micheal September 30, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Hello! I understand this is kind of off-topic however I had to
ask. Does building a well-established blog like yours require a lot of work?
I’m completely new to operating a blog but I do write in my journal on a daily basis.
I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and feelings online.
Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for
brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!


Evelyn Dsouza October 1, 2014 at 4:19 am

Its been a pleasure reading ”The Fault In Our Stars”.The expression they contain truly reaches the depths of the readers hearts.Truly I tell you, I am a good person but a shitty writer, but as i write to you i can recall each line of the book.I have recently turned into a reader but after reading this book surely I’ll remain a reader for life.Thank you for all the wonderful thoughts and the inspirational love story .The LITTLE INFINITY of HAZEL GRACE and AUGUSTUS WATERS will always be remembered By your this LITTLE fan.But yes,I would love to know what happened to Hazel at the end of the book? And thank you once again for this heart warming story. I LOVE YOUR BOOK!!! OKAY?


Martina Vriellini October 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

Dear John Green.
I’ve loved your book since the first page.
It’s an Amazing true story. It talks about haw is the TRUE love, in the real life.
I’ve read your booh 3 times, i’m addicted to it.


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Josephine Bretz October 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Hello mr. Green!!
My name is Josephine Bretz
I loved your book so so so MUCH!!!!! ❤️ I’ve read your book about three times just because there is nothin really good on TV
This is my main question, Why is the book called the fail in our stars?
Is it because in one world one Greta big universe their is only one possibility that they were going to meet?? Or is it because of in the dinner scene the waiter says ” we have all the stars bottled up of you tonight.”
I hope you write back to me!! I am I love with your work!!
Sincerely Josephine Bretz


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Someone... October 2, 2014 at 1:40 am

This book is so great! Many people in Finland likes this book.
And many of my friends read this book. And i am so thnkfull about that you wrote this book becouse it is just so amaising.


cece October 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

dear mr. green,
i am so glad that you wrote the book the fault in our stars. its such a nice romantic story of love. i have read the book and seen the movie 3 times. i just want you to know that you wrote an amazing, powerful book.


Emma Grace October 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

I’m really grateful for the book you published it was really moving I read continuesly from 12:00 in the afternoon to 12:00 at night and finished the book i think your a wonderful writer and I cried for the last few chapters non stop


Sincerely Emma Grace


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