Nominated by:

Veria Central Public Library, Greece

Timaru District Libraries, New Zealand

Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, USA

Denver Public Library, USA

San Francisco Public Library, USA

Publisher of nominated edition:

Dutton, USA

Penguin Books, Australia

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green      

2014 Longlist

Despite the tumour-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 is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

John Green is an award-winning, 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 one of the most popular online video projects in the world.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Librarians’ Comments

A soulful novel that examines life, love and death with sensibility, intelligence and honesty.

A powerfully raw yet exquisite tribute to the rollercoaster ride of life, love, identity and twists of fate, as experienced by a group of teens living with “a touch of cancer”. Their humour, angst and challenges are convincing in this heartwrenching, haunting and beautifully written novel.

Brilliant, witty, sad, intense; examines the inevitability of death, and in so doing, questions the lives that lead us to it.

John Green’s young adult novel is sophisticated enough for adults and it manages to be funny, clever and touching while dealing with the very serious topic of terminal cancer.

This novel about a teenage girl, Hazel, with terminal cancer is deeply moving, ambitious and celebrates the connections between human beings.

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