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.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Tams ~ I’ve always loved the bittersweet stories, so it was no surprise when this book became
an instant favorite for me. Hazel Grace got her period and a cancer diagnosis in one fail
swoop, but Hazel also has an indominable spirit that will not be contained. She has resigned
herself to her diagnosed fate, but her dry and whity sense of humor keeps her story alive.
She’s reclusive and independent as well, which aren’t necessarily a good thing. So in an effort
to have her socialize and meet friends, her mother insists that Hazel start attending a support
group for other kids her age with cancer. Enter Augustus Waters.
Gus is enamored with Hazel from the start, he quite literally can’t take his eyes off her. He
continually tells her she’s beautiful and the two start to thrive in their new found friendship.
But Gus wants more from his new friend, much to Hazel’s dismay. She fears the pain she
would inadverdently subject Gus to when she dies, but Gus is stubborn and relentless, and as
much as Hazel tries not to love him, she ends up loving him more because of his tenacity in
This book made me laugh out loud, cry and then laugh while I was crying. I loved the never
ending fearlessness of the Hazel and Gus. Even in their pain, grief and suffering from this
goddamn disease… they were a force to be reckoned with. And the little things like Gus’s
cigarettes and the significance of them, the swing set of tears, the trip to see the asshole
writer, the egging incident. All of these little idiocintricities and so many more are what kept
me engaged, intrigued and down right engrossed in this story. It’s like the author knew
exactly when the story was getting too heavy and there was just the right dose of comedy or
lightheartedness to ease the pain.
Jessy ~ When I found this book I wasn't sure what I was in for! It wasn't widely popular when I
first read it and I don't think the world knew a movie was going to be made. I went in blind
and instantly fell in love with Hazel Grace. In all her sadness with what she has to live with
she still strives to live life....reluctantly at first but then fully once charismatic Augustus
Waters enters the scene. It's actually one of my favorite scenes from the book! Their stare
down and quiet duel in the "heart of Jesus" had me smiling like Cheshire Cat! It didn't stop
there either...this book has so many sweet moments that fill your heart with laughter and
make you sigh deeply. It's a book to cherish and opens your eyes to the world around us and
all those that inhibit it. No matter who we are no matter what we're going through we all
want am infinite love. A love to carry with us through our happy times but most importantly a
love that can carry us through our hardest times. That's what I admire most about this love! It
was born in a moment where most would run.
Augustus Waters though, he was enthralled and he wasn't going to back down from what his heart was hammering at him. There is where our book magic is born. Thank you Mr John Green for writing a story that planted itself into our generation to stay for always. A book I will carry with me in my infinite love for books.
If you haven't picked this book up yet I would run to the nearest book store and grab it off the
shelves! You don't want to miss out on a story of young love that tests even time.
Tams ~ The movie was everything I expected and more. It’s a fifty fifty shot anymore if
Hollywood is going to get the movie right and stay faithful to our much loved novels. And in
this case, I think they did. There was a woman sitting next to me in the theater, a stranger,
but we became unspoken friends through the course of this movie. We exchanged a brief
glance at the beginning and such facial expressions continued until the end. I would laugh and
look over and we’d share a glance and a smile, at one point I was balling like a baby and she
handed me a napkin, since my stupid ass forgot the tissues. It just added to my personal
So while this book and the movie in turn were dark and serious, it was also the reality of the
disease and how it can affect not only the person that is sick, but their friends and family as
well. It’s a love story about two people that found each other and fell in love in the most
unlikely of places and changed each other’s lives completely.
Jessy~ oh my the movie!!! So normally I walk out disappointed in what Hollywood decides is
the best version of my beloved book. This time...well this time I'm proud of them! The actors
chosen took their roles and they brought our characters to life. They brought the love to life.
They brought the heartache to the big screen and had me balling like a baby! My experience
in the theater was much like Tams'! I went in with strangers around me and we came out
friends! Even holding each other while crying at the end. We understood each other. We had
read the books and shared the movie and that my friends is what this beautiful tragic story
does! Builds infinities! Even ones that last five seconds. To that stranger that held me at the
end...I will never forget our camaraderie throughout the movie. You are forever my bookie!
I enjoyed this movie so much and if you don't read the book ( which would be a mistake) then
at least go watch this touching story on the big screen! Don't forget the tissues!!
Tams book rating.. 5/5 stars
Jessy book rating.. 5/5 stars
Tams movie rating .. 10/10 stars
Jessy movie rating .. 10/10 stars
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