I saw someone comment about this book not being for kids due to language.... Ya. Young adults. And, you cannot shelter your kids from the world or the world will be overwhelming and/or mysterious, neither are good.
As for the book, it's great. John green is an amazing writer of wit and humor waltzing with misery and loss. His writing is alluring and, as a bonus, his stories are interesting. This is an almost impossible combination. An intriguing plot can be ruined with bad writing.
John Green always makes me laugh hysterically.
My book club of adult women ended up choosing this novel. Parts of the story are clever and interesting but the rest is painfully slow, periodically redundant, and definitely juvenile. A fairly comprehensive recitation of the events in this story could be told in a matter of minutes. As a tween or teen this is probably an engaging book but I definitely do not recommend it for the over 18 crowd.
"I have lived 1000 lives". Reading has been an escape for me since I was very young. Today it continues to fuel my imagination
To be honest, not really. I read another of John Green's books, and absolutely loved it, so I did expect to like this one as well. Once I finished the book I decided I must be missing some important detail, or maybe I wasn't clever enough to understand what this book is really about. I hate giving details of a book away that may ruin it for someone who hasn't read the book yet, but it's hard to explain my opinion otherwise.. I'll try. I understood it was about a runaway girl who felt shut out from her family. (Rightfully so). They don't give her the proper parenting she needs to keep her in line, or to find out what they can do for her to help her. The scene with the cow, how Q reacts, that's how I would have felt in that situation, IF I had made it that far. And if I had, that's as far as I would have gone. Her selfishness is beyond what I would have put up with, personally. I felt the way the other friends did in the end, and did not understand why he ended up acting the way he did. Then separating?! I read someone else's review who stated that they expected Q to get her the help she needed. Yes! I also felt she wasn't fair to him at all. Choosing him, to me, felt like, "well you're quiet and convenient so why not". I also read other reviews where people said they were laughing the entire time. Sure, there was some mildly amusing points, and maybe I was to serious about it all. Who knows. I also understood another main point was that not everyone is who they seem, and we each know a piece of a person, and only from what we see or what they choose to show us. I just do not think I took away from this book what I should have.Perhaps I have just let my past personal experiences, dealing with a selfish, life dominating friend, cause me to dislike Margo and how Q let himself be dominated by her game.
It was disappointing compared to his others, but it wasn't written terribly at all. I just didn't like it.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
An intriguing coming-of-age story about taking risks breaking all the rules what one might think is a love story turns out to be the true story. We always remember the girl who you grew up with across the street. The first kiss. This book is perfect for reliving all feels
This book is pretty good, but not great. Definitely aimed at teenagers or young adults. More like a coming of age story, for a boy, not a girl. Which is rare. So that novelty is cool. If you have a few extra credits or you are done with your wish list and just want something easy to listen to, then this is worth a listen.
John Green is an author genius! I haven’t read a book of his I haven’t loved so far, but I have to admit I am starting to discover a certain pattern.
This book, as all the others, features a great group of friends were values like loyalty comes through.
So, this book is about Q, a regular teenager about to graduate from High School who has never done anything extraordinary. He has good grades, is going to a great university but hasn’t done anything a High Schooler would deem as awesome.
On the other hand we have Margo, who is practically a legend for all the unconventional things she has achieved.
Put these two together and some crazy things may happen.
Basically this story is the crazy journey Q goes through to find Margo. It involves mystery, some self discovery and the worst road trip ever! Seriously, who goes on a road trip but doesn’t stop anywhere? Ok, ok…they had a mission, but for what road trips are worth, this is definitely the worst.
This plot was enticing and got me hooked from page 1. I just needed some more. This is the kind of book that will leave you thinking about it long after you’re finished.
I did find a lot of resemblance to Looking for Alaska, but it’s not quite the same. It deals with different issues like self discovery and the perception we have of others, and the sense of adventure these characters have is different.
The characters, as always, are very rich. They have even more dimensions they can see. They are so tangible you can imagine them easily. They could be any kid out there, which makes the story more beautiful.
Margo is my favourite. Even though Looking For Alaska remains to be my favourite John Green book, I found Margo much more exciting and real than Alaska. She is not as cryptic as her, and she seemed to have lived more, in the sense of enjoying life at its fullest. I was also able to grasp her personality and relate to her much more easily.
I would definitely want her to be my friend, no doubt. Life could never be boring with her. She is smart, interesting and with substance. Plus, you definitely wouldn’t want to cross her. No, no, this girl is a spiteful one.
As always, this book is insightful and kind of addicting. I want some more! And I can’t wait for the movie.
John Green is becoming one of my favourite authors fast!
Dan John Miller did a great job with the narration. I loved how he did Radar so smooth and chill. I think he nailed the character. He also did an excellent job with the girl’s voices and never mixed any characters. My only complaint is that I felt his voice was too manly to play Q, I kind of needed him to sound a bit younger. But overall, this narrator is one of the best I’ve heard so far.
I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.
I really liked this book. Emotion and humor. Events do happen in the book. For example, there is much clue following and deciphering and shenanigans. But, interestingly, all the major plot points and the denouement were all emotional. But they are so well intertwined and disguised within the events happening in the book, that you almost don't recognize the emotional ride. You feel the emotions but you don't feel 'preached at' or in any way existential. But, I promise, the book will stick with you.
Yes, I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The books performance was quite well. The narrators expressions just made the text come to life. The storyline was also really well written. I love how the ending wasn't just another cliché ending, it was more realistic, which I liked.
This book just made me laugh throughout. On the other hand it kept me on my toes, it always made me want to keep hearing more of the book. I wanted to finish, but on the other hand I didn't
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
This book was outrageously funny. Smart and witty with true banter between friends. It was interesting enough to make me want to see where the book would go. I found the ending disappointing. It wasn't that it didn't tie up loose ends. Au contrair. It did just not the way I wanted it too. Would I recommend? you bet.