The Fault in Our Stars
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|Format:||Hardcover, 336 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2012|
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the "LA Times "Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.4 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at www.johngreenbooks.com. Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gr 9 Up-John Green's compelling, engaging novel (Dutton, 2012) is about life, and love, and death. Hazel was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 13. Three years later, she is still alive. However, her life is turned upside down when she meets Augustus Waters at a support group for teens with cancer. They embark on a relationship that has the potential to become an emotional grenade. Gus uses his "last wish" granted to sick children by the Genie Foundation to take Hazel to Amsterdam in order to meet Peter Van Houten, the author of her favorite book about a girl who has cancer. She believes there is more to the story and wants the author to give her additional information. Van Houten's response is disappointing, but in the end Hazel allows herself to love Gus. Kate Rudd narrates in a relaxed style, perfectly voicing all of Green's well-developed characters. This novel doesn't pull any punches, and listeners' emotions will run the gamut from laughing out loud to sobbing with joy or grief. A strong choice for young adult collections.-Elizabeth L. Kenyon, Merrillville High School, IN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Accolades for "The Fault in Our Stars"
TIME Magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012
An "Entertainment Weekly "Best Fiction Book of 2012
John Green is one of "Entertainment Weekly"'s Entertainers of the Year, 2012
#1 "New York Times" Bestseller
#1 "Wall Street""Journal" Bestseller
A "USA"" Today" Bestseller
#1 Children's Indiebound Pick
"New York Times" Editor's Choice
The Huffington Post Best Books of 2012
A "Booklist "Books for Youth Editor's Choice
The "Horn Book" Fanfare List
A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book
A "School Library Journal "Best Book
Unprecedented EIGHT starred reviews
"Damn near genius. . . . Simply devastating. . . . Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion."
"People, "4 out of 4 stars
"[Green] delivers more than a collectible ...with keen observation and empathy...producing a story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them."
"A pitch perfect, elegiac comedy."
"A smarter, edgier Love Story for the Net Generation."
"Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. He writes for youth, rather than to them, and the difference is palpable....You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book."
New York Times Book Review
"[Green] shows us true love--two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals--and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach."
The Washington Post
"What makes this novel compelling is not a thrill-a-minute plot but the authenticity of characters deeply engaged in trying to live 'forever within the numbered days.' John Green deftly mixes the pro
|Publisher: ||Dutton Books|
|Dimensions: ||21.08 x 14.48 x 3.81 centimeters (0.48 kg)|