Here we have a love story where everyone who is under the age of 20 has cancer and is dying. A bit grim, with the full petulance associated with being a teen.
I found the writing excellent as well as the performance, but the topic was so grim that it overshadows everything else.
I will look for other works by John Green as he seems to be an excellent writer, and perhaps another subject will be more enjoyable
John Green truly captures the teenage mind while carefully including sensitive insight into living with disabilities and illness.
For older teens! I've been disappointed at the number of young teens and even tweens that are being allowed to read this. Great book, just not quite appropriate for the younger crowd.
Yes. Its a great book about unusual love
When Gus and Hazel meet each other.
Idk. Cause its already a movie.
Most definitely yes.
John Green does a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life - I cried, felt my heartstrings pulled and laughed. My favourite part of this was the dialogue between the Hazel and Gus – it was so geeky and funny.
Kate Rudd is an excellent narrator and really enhanced my experience of this wonderful book.
I love to read. I enjoy Jane Austen, and more.
This is a great book, even when it starts it can be a little crude with the cussing. The overall story outweighs that.True love prevails, and even if you do not live for 90 years, life can still be full if you have love.
This was a book that was recommended to me by a friend. I read the description, I was not at that interested at the time. I added it to my favorites any way. I kept hearing how great this book was so finally I used a credit to get the book knowing in the back of the mind if it ends of being unbearable I can always return it. Well, in the end I spent an entire Sunday listening to this book. I had to stop it a few times to take care of a few things but if it would not have been for these interruptions I would have completed it all in "one sitting."
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
I loved the book was written from a girl's point of view. Hazel is not your average girl dealing with something that is not the average teenage girl problems!
Listening to the book is my preference as I age.
I like that it is written for the young person but a grandmother of 71 can share the experience with her 12 year old granddaughter.
Ms. Rudd's performance draws the listener into the story as an intimate observer.
I liked the period in Amsterdam and the walk through the Anne Frank house.
I know I am an odd one out with this review but I am writing this as a grandfather of five grandchildren and my eldest granddaughter is a prolific reader. (Second place in her school last year for AR.) She fell in love with John Green and his writing and I felt the need to read a few of his books. The language in this book is better than others but I do not feel it is appropriate for a 14 year old and unfortunately the young adults category includes this age group. If you are a Christian, you might find the negative comments and the context of some of the statements anti-God. (I did)
However, with all of that stated, the thesis behind the book is outstanding and the message about young (or old) people with cancer or similar diseases needed. I wish the book wasn't filled with all of the cussing (f-bombs) and more because I believe it should be read by YA but I cannot recommend it to them.
There are multiple references to sex but nowhere as many as "Looking for Alaska" which is filled with enough vulgarity to move it to R in my ratings.
A better story line, without terminally ill Prince Charming.
Prince Charming, hated his voice and his character. Overall a good performance.
Bored to sad, to angry. Bored because I felt half the story was about a typical sad teenager with the one exception, she has cancer. Sad because it's a sad story I guess. Angry because I spent my one free token in this book and everyone told me I just 'have' to read it.