"The Fault in Our Stars"

DON'T READ

Reason Number One

If you don't like reading about love, then you shouldn't read this book.


  • “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.” (Green 240)

Reason Number Two

If the concept for death scares you, then you shouldn't read this book.

  • “The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water’s death was Augustus Waters.” (Green 262)

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Reason Number Three

If you don’t like experiencing other cultures, then you shouldn’t read this book.“

  • Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” (Green 157)

Reason Number Four

If you don’t like depression, then you shouldn’t read this book.“

  • Depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” (Green 34)

Reason Number Five

If you don’t like reading about teenage relationships, then you shouldn’t read this book.

  • “You’re just saying? What, you’re saying that you’re totally fine with your teenage daughter running free with an older boy in a city that’s famous for its vice and debauchery is totally fine with you?” (Green 132)

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Reason Number Six

If you don’t like reading about cancer, then you shouldn’t read this book.
  • “There is only one thing in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you are sixteen, and that’s having a kid who bites it from cancer.” (Green 8)

Reason Number Seven

If you don’t like reading about people who struggle to breath, then you shouldn’t read this book.
  • “You could glance at Augustus and never know he was sick, but I carried my disease with me on the outside, which is part of why I’d become such a homebody in the first place.” (Green 27)

Reason Number Eight

If you don’t like mean drunks, then you shouldn’t read this book.
  • “Van Houten pursed his lips. ‘I regret that I cannot indulge your childish whims, but I refuse to pity you in the mannar to which you are well accustomed.’” (Page 220)

Reason Number Nine

If you don’t like eulogy's, then you shouldn’t read this book.
  • “But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” (Green 260)

Reason Number Ten

If you don’t believe in support groups after tragedies, then you shouldn’t read this book.
  • “Would you like to share a memory of Augustus with the group?” (Page 277)