John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has been a phenomenon for a long time. But when Time magazine called it the #1 Fiction Book of 2012, people outside of Green’s incredibly-loyal fan base sat up and took notice. This is a teen book, after all, and it certainly says something important about this book specifically, and the importance of teen books in general, that it could beat out so many other wonderful books to take the top spot.

 

Today’s the one year anniversary of The Fault in Our Stars—a remarkable book about two young cancer patients in love—and readers’ enthusiasm for it continues to grow. I could go on and on about how everyone—teens, adults, literate canines—needs to read this book. Instead, I’ve put together some recent fan tweets that encapsulate just how beloved this book is:

 

“You all have to stop what you're doing right now and read The Fault in Our Stars by @realjohngreen. You have to. #TFiOS #doit

-via @lizkinnizzle

 

“My mom's bookclub is talking about #tfios tonight and I'm appearing as their special nerdfighter guest @realjohngreen

- via @madsteb

 

“I did it. I read #TFIOS before the end of #2012. Needless to say, tears ensued. Wonderful, wonderful book.”

- via @TheBigBenTheory

 

“I don't think I've ever loved a fictional character as much as I love Augustus Waters. #tfios #johngreen #bookworm

-via @KaylaDoris

 

Don’t take Time magazine, the Twittersphere, or my word for it—help celebrate this modern classic's 1st Birthday by downloading it today.

 

Comments
by piksea on ‎01-11-2013 12:17 PM

I've been a John Green fan since I read ARCs of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.  The Fault in Our Stars is one of the best and saddest books I've read in a while. It definitely makes my best of list for 2012, considering the sheer volume and quality of the titles read last year, I think that's saying something.  If you haven't read it yet, do... and soon.  You won't be sorry.