Touching, wry, succinct
This is like Catcher in the Rye. It has a profound undercurrent that builds subtly until its final pages. I think most adults will find it funny and moving. Any teenager would be engrossed by it; however, I think most teenagers' parents would not want them reading it due to its brief sexual portions and its prevalent drinking. There are consequences of these however, one of them leading to asking for forgiveness, and another contributing to a death and asking for forgiveness on a more profound level.
This is an amazing masterpiece of a story. A book written in the overwrought world of boarding schools somehow manages to push past the tired and trite to find not only a new story, but a new, heart-wrenching look at life and love. This book leaves you guessing, from the "will he, won't she" tension of a good teenage romance to the astounding twist that managed to catch someone who has read hundreds of teen fiction books by surprise to the "how is this going to work out" ending. John Green managed to take the ordinary, turn it into something extraordinary, then bring it around to something that anyone who has ever loved can connect with. The depth of the characters is at once amazingly deep and tantalizingly not quite enough in that perfect blend that makes you sad the book is over but somehow unable to think of anything it was lacking. If you like the non-fantasy teen genre, do yourself a favor and get this book. You won't regret it.
A very well done audiobook and a great read from author John Green. He has a way of writing that is intellectual yet completely relatable, and I would not hesitate to recommend this book. The characters are interesting and it is easy to get pulled into the world of Culver Creek. Also fascinating are the overarching questions about life, death and love. Excellent read, excellent listen, and I hope to read many more from him.
I loved this book and I am far from a young adult. I enjoyed the characters and I will miss them. The narrator was great. And the book provided plenty of food for thought. Out of the Labyrinth and into the Great Perhaps.
Very good and entertaining novel I especially think it's for Young adults the only thing I disliked was how Alaska sounded like a truck driver but otherwise I couldn't stop listening.
I enjoyed this book and probably like others, was looking for another book by John Green as excellent as The fault in our stars. So I was disappointed for awhile but the characters are very lovable and the book really does have a lot to say. I think it is a very good second best. And look forward to reading more by John Green. The narration was perfect.
I have to say that this will be one of those books I will remember for life. The characters are so great and the way the make you relate so much to your own experiences in life, gives you that feeling of "looking back" when you where a kid...
I have to hand it to the reader... He makes the book AMAZING. Maybe even better than if actually read by yourself.
The story might get a little slow at the end but it is still hands down a good listen. Buy and enjoy.