Student Picks: The Fault in our Stars

River of Stars

River of Stars

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Title: The Fault in our Stars

Author: John Green

What is it about?
John Green describes his book as “the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.”

What did you think of it, and why did you pick it up?
I thought it was very good; fantastically written and hilarious, inspiring, and sad all at once. I found out about John’s books through his You Tube channel Vlog Brothers, which he shares with his brother Hank.

Star Rating: * * * * *

Who would enjoy reading this?

Although it’s classified as Young Adult, I think adults would love it as well.


Read more about  John Green and his books

Read what others say about John Green’s books on Goodreads

Follow on Twitter @realjohngreen

Quotation from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 1, scene 2 line 140

Cassius:          Men at some time are masters of their fates.

                        The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars

                        But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Translation into modern English by No Fear Shakespeare

Cassius:          Men can be masters of their fate.

                        It is not destiny’s fault, but

                        our own faults, that we’re slaves.

One response to “Student Picks: The Fault in our Stars

  1. Pingback: The Fault in Our Stars | KingZone - The King’s College Library Blog

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