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Format:
Book
Title:
The fault in our stars
ISBN:
9780525478812

9781451740837

9781480649705

9780142424179

9780141355078

9780670077526

9780147513731

9780525426417

9780525426004

9780143567592

9780141345659
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Dutton Books, [2012]
Physical Description:
318 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. 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.

According to author John Green, The Fault In Our Stars was inspired by his friendship with Esther Earl, who "redefined the process of dying young for me." (December 2012 Good Reads interview, http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/828.John_Green). He cautions his readers not to take the novel too literally however, stating that he doesn't "want people conflating Esther with Hazel (they're very different), and it's extremely important to me that I not claim to be telling Esther's story. Esther's story belongs to Esther and to her family." (John Green's tumblr, August 2, 2012 http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/28557373623/everybody-was-told-to-make-a-funny-face-but-i). Esther's story is told in the 2014 posthumous memoir This Star Won't Go Out : the Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl.
Reading Level:
Young Adult.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 5.5.

Reading Counts High School 5.5 17.
Subject(s):
Cancer in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.

Terminally ill -- Juvenile fiction.

Terminally ill children -- Juvenile fiction.

Romance fiction.

Young women -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.

Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.

Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.

Sick -- Juvenile fiction.

Physicians -- Juvenile fiction.

Youth -- Death -- Juvenile fiction.

Cancer -- Fiction

Terminally ill -- Fiction

Love -- Fiction
Electronic Access:
Book Trailer https://youtu.be/G4BCKLbRHTM
Teaching Aid - TeachingBooks.net https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlachi4
http://www.penguin.com/teens
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