This is the total number of possible incidents in this 336 page book.
*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.
Key Words: Fiction, Teens, Romance, Made into Movie, New York Times Bestsellers
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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Lust - 3 Incidents
Teen mentions he has to look a lot at his girlfriend while he can.
A guy says he likes looking at her because she's beautiful.
A girl likes the guys in a movie because they are "shirtless and well-oiled strapping young lads."
Making Out/Sex - 6 Incidents
Curvy girl pinning guy to a wall and kissing aggressively. He grabs her boob and feels around.
A boy kisses a girl on her cheek, then kisses her mom too.
A girl kisses a boy on the cheek.
Two teenagers kiss and people start clapping.
Two teenagers make out and then have sex. (GRAPHIC)
A guy asks if it's ludicrous to try to make out and it is implied that they do.
Homosexuality - 2 Incidents
A girl is asked if she is gay.
A guy accidentally touches another guy's thigh, to which he says he's already taken.
Miscellaneous - 29 Incidents
A girl was diagnosed with cancer after her first period.
A girl touches a guy's arm and feels the muscle, "all tense and amazing."
A girl wonders if a guy brings a girl home every night to "feel her up."
A guy wants to take a girl down to his bedroom in the basement to watch a movie but parents say no.
A girl takes a seat on the edge of a guy's bed, not "trying to be suggestive."
A girl mentions herpes.
A girl thinks about her first several kisses and how they were uncomfortable and slobbery.
Mentions how "good Christian girls wait for marriage."
A girl thinks about how a guy touched her face, and then contemplates kissing, thinking about a guy "in that way," making out, and how kissing someone just to get to go on a trip is "full-on hooking" and "prostitutional."
A girl says "the things I would do to that boy" and I would ride that one-legged pony all the way around the corral." She then asks, "do you think you'd have to be on top?"
A girl says if "you do hook up with him, I expect lascivious details."
"What a slut time is. She screws everybody."
A guy says his idea would have gotten him laid and speak about virginity.
Writing an ad for a swing set, a girl suggests "vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children" for a title.
A friend asks, "but you don't want to hook up with him?"
A girl says a poem has sodomy in it.
"Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels."
A tour guide says that people like to see the Red Light District and people think "Amsterdam is a city of sin."
A mother lets her sixteen-year-old daughter go alone with her boyfriend for an evening in a foreign city that is "famous for its permissiveness."
A girl says not to call her boobs funny.
A Shakespeare quote is referenced: For who so firm that cannot be seduced.
A girl asks if they have time, implying time for sex.
A boy and a girl lay in bed together.
A boy talks about reading a porn story.
A guy and a girl lay together, kiss and fall asleep.
A kid says the girlfriend has boobies.
A guy talks about his hot, good-looking body and how it blinded one friend and how it took a girl's breath away when she saw him naked.
A guy says that if he has "robot eyes you can probably see through girls' shirts."
Teens are playing a video game and are making crude jokes about trying to "hump" the cave wall.
Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 12 Incidents
h*ll, d*mn, d*mned
Anatomical Terms - 48 Incidents
fr**king, b*lls, n*ts, s*cked, b*ll-lessness, s*ck, s*xy, turned me on, s*cks, b*d*ss, scr*w, fr*gging, *ss, *sshole, d**che, d**chepants, d**chface, *ssclown, scr*w off
Scatological Terms - 39 Incidents
sh*tt**r, cr*p, sh*t, bullsh*t, p*ss, horsesh*t, f-word (once), bullsh*tty, p*ssed
Religious Profanities - 41 Incidents
God, Godd*mn, Oh my God, I swear to God, Sweet holy Lord, what in God's name, Sweet Jesus Christ
Derogatory Terms - 9 Incidents
b*tch, b*st*rd, b*st*rds
Violence - None
Conversation Topics - 3 Incidents
Christian mockery: There is a support group that meets at a church where cancer patients can discuss their struggles. The group leader gathers everyone into the center of the room, "into the literal heart of Jesus" which all the kids mock and tease about and it's debatable whether the leader believes it himself. (This reoccurs throughout the entire book).
A girl has a bleak outlook on life and death: "there was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God know that's what everyone else does."
A boy constantly has a cigarette in his mouth (though he never smokes it). It is his way of having power over death: "They don't kill you unless you light them," he said as Mom arrived at the curb. "And I've never lit one. It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."