Waiting On: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features upcoming releases.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
January 10, 2012
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too - post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

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The reason that I want this book is simple: It's John Freaking Green. He's been on my auto-buy-in-hardcover list since I read his debut, Looking for Alaska, as part of an adolescent literature class in college. John Green was THE author for me. The one that made me start reading young adult literature. His books are smart and funny and sad and beautiful, and I love them. I pre-ordered this sucker the second it got a name and went up on Amazon. And for those who don't know by now, John is signing all 150,000 copies of the first printing. So if you want a signed copy, you can pre-order it from your favorite book store. (It's only ~ $9 for the hardcover on Amazon right now.)

Here's a video in which John reads the first chapter of the book. It's long, but it's totally worth watching at least part of it if you're interested. I fell in love with this book upon its announcement, but again (and for real, I guess) after watching this. It's going to be amazing. And awesome.

Squee!!! I can't freaking wait. Are you excited about the new John Green book? Did you listen to the first chapter yet? If so, what do you think?!

What book(s) are you waiting on?


  1. Great pick!!!! My WoW is up as well http://moiraethefatesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

  2. i haven't read anything by john green, but i've heard he's great!

  3. he's so awesome!

    I have a couple WOW picks this week! :) stop by?!


  4. What a coincidence! I am now reading John Green's book too, Looking for Alaska and it's one heavy read! I am surely going to read all Green's novel for now on! Great pick & thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Never heard of this...or John Green. This looks really different and interesting... Thanks for coming to my blog x

  6. I have John green's Looking for alaska on my shelf but have yet to read it. I've heard awesome things about it though.

  7. Love Green and cannot wait to read this one. Great pick and thanks for sharing the video.

  8. I haven't read anything by John Green yet but I heard he was amazing.

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  9. Very tempting! Sad, emotional, and sounds like it promises that something extra.

    Here's MY WOW POST and

  10. this was listed before. Must be a good story. Here's my Post

  11. Sounds interesting, good pick.


  12. I've heard nothing but fabulous things about John Green, that I feel like such a punk for never having read his books. And he's kinda cute(;

    *lol* Have a great day!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  13. Excellent book! The Fault in Our Stars examines love, friendship and cancer and manages to do so without ever weakening the characters. Cancer seems to almost be another character in the book. Tragic without being pitiful or sappy.


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