The Fault In Our Stars - John Green | Spotlight

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I was inspired to write about The Fault in Our Stars because I recently rewatched TFiOS while doing chores around the house and thought the movie wouldn't get me since I was mildly distracted but I was wrong! I cried like I cried the first time I watched the movie in the theatre 😭  I loved reading the book and I love the movie. There's so much emotion it's impossible to not cry!

It's not like TFiOS necessarily needs a spotlight but it's week three of Nine Weeks of John Green and this post is going to be all about TFiOS! Every week until the release of Turtles All The Way Down I'll be posting about something John Green and today I want to focus on TFiOS, both the book and the movie!

TFiOS definitely doesn't need any help with exposure but it's been a while since its release and I want to talk about it 💕  Here's some evidence of how well TFiOS has done and how many people know of it. On Goodreads, 2,491,565 people have rated it, 140,896 have reviewed it and it has 4.26 stars (which should be 5 stars but what can we do?).

Below you'll find the word vomit about a whole bunch of TFiOS. I have included A LOT of videos about the book, the movie adaptation, and John Green! 😍

Book Summary:

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."

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.

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.

Book Details:
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages: 313

About the Author:

John Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was the 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than 55 languages and over 24 million copies are in print. John is also an active Twitter user with more than 5 million followers.

John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green's career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children's Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, "Brotherhood 2.0," where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called "The Vlog Brothers," which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link hereant; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />.

My Goodreads Book Review:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I laughed. I cried. I laughed. I cried again. Beautifully written story about love and cancer.

The Faults in Our Stars was such a heart-wrenching story, it follows Hazel and her journey with cancer. While at a cancer support group Hazel meets Augustus and his best friend, which starts a beautiful friendship among the three of them.

Hazel doesn't want to get involved, Hazel figures she's dying and doesn't want to burden anybody with her dying in the near future so she keeps to herself and read her favourite book.

Her friendship with Gus changes how she feels about leaving without loving anyone other than her family but she still struggles with leaving her family and, now her new friends, heartbroken when her time is up.

View all my reviews 

Movie Details:

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction" by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives. 

Release date: June 6, 2014 (Canada)
Director: Josh Boone
Box office: 307.2 million USD

Behind the Scenes:


Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock - Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Drama 2014
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor 2014 - Ansel Elgort
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry 2014 - Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer 2014 - Nat Wolff
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star 2014 - Ansel Elgort
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress 2014 - Shailene Woodley
Young Hollywood Award for Best Onscreen Chemistry 2014 - Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Young Hollywood Award for Favorite Flick 2014
Young Hollywood Award for Best Cast Chemistry Film 2014
People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie 2015
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss 2015 - Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance 2015 - Shailene Woodley
MTV Movie Award for Movie of the Year 2015

TFiOS Interviews & Q&A:

Some booktube support! 

Esther Day


Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Book Details:
Pages: 336
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
ISBN: 9780525555384

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