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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Anon December 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Your books provided me an infinity within a numbered set of pages. Thank you.

PS: An Imperial Affliction isn’t even a real book? I would have like to read it.


natasha December 19, 2014 at 3:49 am

An Imperial Infliction is a book made up by John Geen although it would be great if he wrote it!


Florence Chase December 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I’m pretty sure that every fan in the history of the fandom agrees that An Imperial Affliction (not, “Infliction”) would be an amazing book!


Avery Holman December 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

This is a great book i have read it twice now and seen the movie 5 times but it dosent do the book any justice.


Florence Chase December 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I definitely agree with your theory about how The Fault In Our Stars is an amazing read, but I don’t exactly understand what you mean by saying that the movie, “doesn’t do the book any justice”. (Also, you may want to check your spelling, even when you’re just writing stupid kindergarden-level words like “doesn’t” and “i”)


Ava Zuyus December 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Thank you for correctly representing the struggle a cancer patient goes through. My cousin was diagnosed with a brain tumor so i have seen first hand what a cancer patient goes through physically.


Julia, Dominika& Gabi December 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
We love your book. We realy admire you for creating such a beautiful story. We are so sad cause we have just read your book. We are very interested about what happend next. Can we found any informations about what happend?
Best regards and greetings.


Teodora December 15, 2014 at 7:26 am

I’ve been searching for ‘what happened next’,i wrote lots of emails and comments,but nothing.Maybe he wants it to stay a secret so we could wonder as much as Hazel did?


Steven Amason December 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

Hello Mr. Green. This may be a regularly asked question, is there any way that I could get you to sign a copy of The Fault In Our Stars for my girlfriend? She goes on and on about how she loves your work and mentioned it would be awesome if that happened. I really hope you see this, and can’t wait to hear from someone. Merry Christmas, Steven


christian parks December 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

that is so sweet of u to think of her


Florence Chase December 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Okay, so first of all, BEST BOYFRIEND EVER. Your girlfriend must be so lucky to have a guy who is so sweet as you!


Malaurie December 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

Just one word : incredible.


Stephany December 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Eu adorei o livro e o filme! A Culpa é das Estrelas é uma ótima história.


christian parks December 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

there should be more Augustus Waters in the world.more guys who would be honored to be blown to bits by the grenade( the girl) they love so much,guys who would go so far just to make us feel special, so far they’d take us all the way out of the nation. those guys are the ones we need more of. Mr. green, your book has helped me realize that. thank you.
merry Christmas,


Cody Lynne Lingenfelter December 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Dear mr green
I Watched the fault in our stars at a friends place and I was wondering if you could tell me what happens to hasel grace after she reads the note from gus


Florence Chase December 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Okay. First of all, read the book, sweetie. You aren’t even a real fan if you ONLY see the movie, not to mention if you spell Hazel’s name wrong! Get lost.


Mia December 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

omg the book is so good I can not put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to see the movie lol fangirling


Mia December 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

my sister is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky she eas a copy of the fault in our stars SIGNED BY JONH GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bob December 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

You didn’t even spelled John Green correctly. Question: What is Eas????


Mia December 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

merry Christmas or happy I don’t know how to spell it


Mia December 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm

omg ur my favorite author ever btw my email does not work


Florence Chase December 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Oh my, god, sweetie, okay. Shut up and hire a social life tutor.


Shelby December 18, 2014 at 5:55 am

Dear John,

This book means so very much to me. Any chance of a sequel or ‘An Imperial Affliction’ becoming anything more than a fantasy?

Merry Christmas,


Nina December 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Dear Mr. Green,

I do not know if I can put into words what Your book has given me. But I will try. My friend told me about the book and because it seemed very interesting, I bought it. It was so much more than I expected it to be. On the cover it says: “You laugh, you cry and then you come back for more.” I cannot agree more with the author of Book Thief. That statement is completely true. I was already laughing at the time i reached the talk between Hazel and Gus about The Literal Heart of Jesus. And I was crying a lot. A lot. Once it got so bad I couldn’t continue for fifteen minutes but then I had to go on. I completely loved everything about it. But I read it slowly, thinking each day of it. Because I think characters don’t exist only at the time of reading and they don’t just disappear like Van Houten stated. No, they live with me forever. And I know You get a lot comments like this. People are asking for a sequel or an explanation. I don’t need that. I only wish to have a chance to talk to You. And if You could reply or send me an email, I would be thankful beyond words. Even if You don’t, I understand. But if You could, and if You do, You would make my life a lot prettier.

Thank You for everything and merry Christmas.

Your loyal fan,


Eduarda Teixeira December 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
his book is more than a book, it’s that several words together to form sentences, is more than an endless series of adjectives, … your book is a lesson of life which explains what “true love” that many people say impossible!
That even made me think of many things that happen over time, problems that make us think of being worse than already existed. But in reality nor has compared to this story that is sometimes the lives of some people.
I station to send this “letter” to thank all that this book taught me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Eduarda Teixeira


rebecca December 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

This book is just so amazing and I loved the book it just toke my breath away and when I was reading it I just sorta felt everything that hazel felt its like I was her in the book and that I liked augustus I thought that hazel would die for a second but sadly augutus had to die its just truely a wonderful book that I have ever read and I don’t read books often I am choosy about them but ur book it was just I was sucked into it I couldn’t put it down I hope to watch the movie. Do you maybe have a recommended book or books you may want me to read by you or someone else? And I sorta want to know what does hazel do when augutys dies and everything like what does she do with her life after the book? Merry christmas yours truely rebecca


salma December 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Mr.John Green
hi !! i’am Salma from morocco , i’am 15 years old …
you are the best writer ever , your book is the best . it just took my breath away , i don’t know how can i tell you that , the story is amazing , it’s the best one that i already read , OMGGG !!!
but , what happened to Hazel , maybe Augustus Waters die at the end , but it’s impossible , Hazel’s life will not stop here !!!
anyway , you are the best <3 <3 <3
ahh , merry christmas :D


Olivia December 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
The Fault In Our Stars is a breathtaking book the brings joy and sadness into my heart for Hazel Grace and Augustus. It paints a picture of love and cancer to the eyes of a not knowing person. Thank you for this amazing book that brought bold thoughts apon my family. I do have a few questions if you have time to answer, what happened to Hazel, did she die or live to old age, would you be willing to write An Impierial Affliction. Please answer via email.
With great love to your book
– Olivia Wilson


Gabrielle Kate December 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Wow! All I can say is Wow! The Fault in our Stars is an AMAZING STORY! Mr Green,Please write’An Imperial Afflictio’ WE NEED MORE!


Amber V. December 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Dear Mr.Green

My name is Amber, I’m 19 years old and I live in Belgium. First I wanted to say that I absolutely love your book. It made me cry so much, I still cry everytime I re-read it, but I just can’t get over it. It’s a beautiful story and I just love the way you wrote it (just like all your other books).
But there’s another reason why this books means so much to me, and eventhough it’s quite silly, I just want to tell you what your book has done for me.
I’ve been depressed for some time now and I find it very difficult to keep believing in life. Everyday I questioned myself what the whole point of this is and why I just wouldn’t jump of a bridge. I wanted to die very badly. As stupid as it sounds, this book has brought sense to me. It made me start thinking about life again, and eventhough I still don’t understand the point, I know I have to keep going. There are so many people like Hazel and Augustus that want to live do badly but don’t get the chance to do so. So who am I to throw my life away? It wouldn’t be fair to all the people who don’t get my chance of life. It wouldn’t be fair to Hazel and Augustus. And I guess it wouldn’t be fair to me family and friends. Or my boyfriend. I can’t let him feel the same way like Hazel felt after Gus died.
So everytime I have those bad thoughts again, I read this amazing book so I can be reminded to why I have to stay alive.
Thank you for writing this book.

With lots of love,


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