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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars. Finished 5-19-15, 5/5, Young Adult, pub.

Unabridged audio read by Kate Rudd. 7 hours:19 minutes

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.

from Goodreads

What can I say about a book most of the bookish world has already read?  You were right to fall in love with this bittersweet YA book that was worth every tear because for every tear there was a chuckle or smile or life affirming lesson.  This book had everything that I’d been missing in the few John Green books I’ve read.  The same connection that Hazel Grace and Augustus had to each other was the one that I felt to them and their story.

Hazel Grace with her Stage IV thyroid cancer and oxygen tank met her match in Augustus with his osteosarcoma and one leg.  Their witty conversations were perfection.  Augustus had a fear of leaving the world without ever leaving his mark and Hazel was afraid of being the grenade that blew up everyone who loved her when she died.  These two teens were able to convey more about the fears of dying better than any other book I can think of right now.  But their fears did not get in the way of living.  They were both just trying to live the life they were given the best way they knew how, with a lot of strength and humor.  A word about Hazel’s relationship with her parents.  I loved this relationship and felt that it was so real.  As an only child like Hazel, I understood the sometimes desperate responsibility she felt for her parents happiness.  Perfectly told in every way.

I loved it and am only sorry it took me so long to read it, tears and all!


Claimed by Vicki

I listened to the audio on my drive to Chicago and had to keep stopping it so I could wipe away the tears that might have caused a wreck. The narration was perfection and I have an unopened MP3-CD  that I won from my library for the first person who tells me they want it.  Just let me know in a comment with a way to contact you for an address.  I’ll ship it anywhere just because I love this book so much!

June 16, 2015 - Posted by | 5 Star Books |


  1. Me Me Me! I’ve been wanting to read (listen) to this.

    Comment by Vicki | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • sorry:

      Comment by Vicki | June 16, 2015 | Reply

      • Haha! On my to do list today is to get all of my post office stuff ready so now I can put this and The Secret Garden together 🙂

        Comment by stacybuckeye | June 16, 2015

  2. I really liked this one too, Stacy. It took me awhile to get to it because I was a little leery, what with all the hype around it. It was worth it though.

    Comment by Literary Feline | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • voided the hype too! And then I won it from the library and figured it was time.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  3. I loved this one too. The audio was fantastic. Have you seen the movie? I have yet to watch it.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • The movie is waiting on the DVR. Now that the playoffs and Games of Thrones are over I might convince Jason to watch it 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  4. I loved this Stacy! Audio is very touching.

    Sent from my iPhone


    Comment by Bib | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Yea, I thought the audio was really good.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  5. I don’t like to read books that are all the rage, but sometimes I break down and read them anyway. I have resisted this one for a long time, but your review was great, and I might just give it a try.

    Comment by Rita @ View From My Home | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • I usually wait to read the hyped books as well.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  6. I’m going to have to read this one of these days. I like a good YA.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • I’m surprised you haven’t read it already!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  7. I’ve had this one on my Kindle for such a long time. Still not sure I’m ready to read about someone with cancer yet, but maybe soon. It took me a while to want to read Still Alice and I loved it. Sometimes, the books hit a little close to home. For a while anyway and then they are oddly comforting.

    Comment by Kay | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • It’s possible, because they’re so young, the story might not hit you as hard as fear it might. It is first and foremost a teen story.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  8. This has been on my kindle for way too long! Not sure when the mood will strike, but I’ll be ready.

    Comment by lakesidemusing | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Yeah, you have to be in the right mood for a book like this. I do think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  9. Now you need to see the movie, if you haven’t already.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • It’s on the DVR waiting for the time!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  10. Glad to see you loved it, too. My daughter made me read it, and I’m glad she did. I didn’t expect that it would make me laugh at times.

    Comment by Anna | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Yes! The lightness of much of the book surprised me too.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  11. Oh my goodness. Alllll the feelings. I was sobbing. I don’t know how you listened and drove!

    Comment by The Many Thoughts of a Reader | June 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Well, in all honesty, I probably should have pulled over 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  12. I loved this and don’t typically enjoy YA. The audio was so sad, yet fantastic. The movie was good as well IMO

    Comment by Diane | June 17, 2015 | Reply

    • I’m not a big YA reader either so I was a little surprised this one hit me as hard as it did. Looking forward to the movie.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  13. Did anyone ask you for the audio yet? I don’t see it…If not…well…I have never listened to an audio and my surgery is now scheduled for the first of July,,,I have not yet read this book…so…maybe it is time…If you still have it. May i have it?

    Comment by pinkim95 | June 17, 2015 | Reply

    • Sorry Kim! I mailed it to Vicki yesterday 😦 Let me see what else I can find you before your surgery!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  14. Loved it too and I watched the movie on the flight to UK and bawled my eyes out even though I already knew what happened lol

    Comment by Teddyree | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  15. Not one I’m going to read – I avoid books that make me cry.

    Comment by Carol | June 22, 2015 | Reply

    • Ah, yes, I always say that too, but I’m so glad I made the exception 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2015 | Reply

  16. I am trying to make one of my sisters read it right now. She is refusing because of how sad it is but I told her it is so worth it.

    Comment by reviewsbylola | June 22, 2015 | Reply

  17. Green is awesome. I have yet to see this movie ands I’m looking forward to seeing that Paper Towns movie, too.

    Comment by Care | June 23, 2015 | Reply

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