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The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Buxtehuder Bulle 2012 and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2013, category Preis der Jugendlichen

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TIME magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012

"The greatest romance story of this decade." -Entertainment Weekly

-Millions of copies sold-

#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller

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.
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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE FAULT IN OUR STARS:

"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, TIME Magazine

"This is a book that breaks your heart-not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts."
-The Atlantic

"A story about two incandescent kids who will live a long time in the minds of the readers who come to know them."
-People

"Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy."
-USA Today

"A smarter, edgier Love Story for the Net Generation."
-Family Circle

"Because we all need to feel first love again. . . . Sixteen-year-old Hazel faces terminal cancer with humor and pluck. But it isn't until she meets Augustus in a support group that she understands how to love or live fully."
-Oprah.com, a Best Book selection and one of "5 Books Every Woman Needs to Read Before Her Next Birthday"

"[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

"Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . reminds you that sometimes when life feels like it's ending, it's actually just beginning."
-Parenting magazine

"John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit."
-The Washington Post

"[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."
-New York Times Book Review

"In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph."
-Booklist, starred review

"You know, even as you begin the tale of their young romance, that the end will be 100 kinds of awful, not so much a vale as a brutal canyon of tears. . . . Green's story of lovers who aren't so much star-crossed as star-cursed leans on literature's most durable assets: finely wrought language, beautifully drawn characters and a distinctive voice."
-Frank Bruni, The New York Times

"A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more."
-Markus Zusak, bestselling and Printz Honor-winning author of The Book Thief

"The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes-Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?-by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking."
-Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Sing You Home

"John Green is one of the best writers alive."
-E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor-winning author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and We Were Liars
Portrait
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of
Looking for Alaska,
An Abundance of Katherines,
Paper Towns,
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and
The Fault in Our Stars. His 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. John was selected by
TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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  • CHAPTER ONE

    Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.

    Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.) But my mom believed I required treatment, so she took me to see my Regular Doctor Jim, who agreed that I was veritably swimming in a paralyzing and totally clinical depression, and that therefore my meds should be adjusted and also I should attend a weekly Support Group.

    This Support Group featured a rotating cast of characters in various states of tumor-driven unwellness. Why did the cast rotate? A side effect of dying.

    The Support Group, of course, was depressing as hell. It met every Wednesday in the basement of a stone-walled Episcopal church shaped like a cross. We all sat in a circle right in the middle of the cross, where the two boards would have met, where the heart of Jesus would have been.

    I noticed this because Patrick, the Support Group Leader and only person over eighteen in the room, talked about the heart of Jesus every freaking meeting, all about how we, as young cancer survivors, were sitting right in Christ's very sacred heart and whatever.

    So here's how it went in God's heart: The six or seven or ten of us walked/wheeled in, grazed at a decrepit selection of cookies and lemonade, sat down in the Circle of Trust, and listened to Patrick recount for the thousandth time his depressingly miserable life story-how he had cancer in his balls and they thought he was going to die but he didn't die and now here he is, a full-grown adult in a church basement in the 137th nicest city in America, divorced, addicted to video games, mostly friendless, eking out a meager living by exploiting his cancertastic past, slowly working his way toward a master's degree that will not improve his career prospects, waiting, as we all do, for the sword of Damocles to give him the relief that he escaped lo those many years ago when cancer took both of his nuts but spared what only the most generous soul would call his life.

    AND YOU TOO MIGHT BE SO LUCKY!

    Then we introduced ourselves: Name. Age. Diagnosis. And how we're doing today. I'm Hazel, I'd say when they'd get to me. Sixteen. Thyroid originally but with an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in my lungs. And I'm doing okay.

    Once we got around the circle, Patrick always asked if anyone wanted to share. And then began the circle jerk of support: everyone talking about fighting and battling and winning and shrinking and scanning. To be fair to Patrick, he let us talk about dying, too. But most of them weren't dying. Most would live into adulthood, as Patrick had.

    (Which meant there was quite a lot of competitiveness about it, with everybody wanting to beat not only cancer itself, but also the other people in the room. Like, I realize that this is irrational, but when they tell you that you have, say, a 20 percent chance of living five years, the math kicks in and you figure that's one in five...so you look around and think, as any healthy person would: I gotta outlast four of these bastards.)

    The only redeeming facet of Support Group was this kid named Isaac, a long-faced, skinny guy with straight blond hair swept over one eye.

    And his eyes were the problem. He had some fantastically improbable eye cancer. One eye had been cut out when he was a kid, and now he wore the kind of thick glasses that made his eyes (both the real one and the glass one) preternaturally huge, like his whole head was basically just this fake eye a
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 336
Altersempfehlung 14 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-525-47881-2
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 21,8/14,8/3,2 cm
Gewicht 470 g
Verkaufsrang 1057
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von Maren Mähnß aus Trier am 22.11.2016
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John Green is one of my favourite authors at the time, and this book is one of the reasons why. Incredibly sad and heartwarmingly funny at the same time!

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Magdeburg am 13.06.2016
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A very moving teenage love-story that easily moves the heart of adults as well. A very well written book that everyone should read.

von Maren Mähnß aus Trier am 13.06.2016
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John Green is one of my favourite authors at the time, and this book is one of the reasons why. Incredibly sad and heartwarmingly funny at the same time!