In his fourth young adult novel (following the Printz Award winner Looking for Alaska, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist An Abundance of Katherines, and the Edgar Award winner Paper Towns), John Green created this stunning tale of living a short life to its utmost—now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Knowing her cancer is terminal, 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster copes with her days through a mordant sense of humor. But her life is transformed when she falls in love with cancer survivor Augustus Waters, who tracks down the reclusive author of Hazel's favorite book and arranges for her to meet him. Green's handling of this potentially maudlin subject is simply brilliant—earning as many adult fans as teenaged ones—and his book about coping with death is somehow bursting with life.
"This is a book that breaks your heart—not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts."—The Atlantic
"Damn near genius.... The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it's also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness." —Lev Grossman
"[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."—NYTBR
"[Green's] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book."—NPR.org