I didn't expect to like this book, and I fell in love with it.
These characters are beautiful, and tragic, and somehow feel very real. I think the feeling of losing your first love resonates with the reader but in a much deeper way than the traditional ways one might think of. I loved every minute of this story.
Be prepared to pull out the box of tissues...this is a great story! You will fall in love with the characters...I have read this maybe 10 times...and will probably read over and over for years to come.
Avid Reader; Lover of African American Literature and various kinds of love stories.
We all need an Augustus in our lives. The story was well written. I fell in love with the characters.
Augustus was my favorite character because he had an old soul and so open and honest with his love.
I loved the pre-funeral scene where Augustus' friends and he held his funeral so that he could attend.
I cried my eyes out. I lost my husband ant this book touched that spot.
I recommend this book to everyone who isn't afraid to have a good cry and some good laughs!
however, it did not live up to all the hype surrounding this story, perhaps the target audience was a younger one? (I'm 22 myself) I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this and hoped that something would change and I would fall in love with this book, but unfortunately, I did not. I also want to clarify it definitely was NOT the worst book I have ever read, it just didn't live up to my expectations.
Both of them were amazing, but yes, I would have to say the audiobooks was more enjoyable. The Kate Rudd brought the characters, specifically Hazel, to life.
Definitely the dialogue. Kate's different voices for the characters were beyond perfect. She really gave their own personality. Overlooking the movie, I could see visualize the character simply by the voices she gave them.
The blue-eyed man himself, Augustus Waters. In addition, to Isaac. Kate's voice really emphasizes how dreamy he is/was, as well as how charismatic. Augustus really knew how to move a person. Whether in pain or joy he simply permitted a person to be who they are/were.
Goodness, this is a hard question. There were so many moving moments, such as the Introduction of Peter Van Houten, Augustus Waters's Death, The Revelation that Hazel's Parents are/were Pre-coping with Hazel's Possible Death, etc... I simply cannot choose between all these heartwarming and some agonizing moments, so I would have to say the entire novel as a WHOLE moved me.
Absolutely none. Enjoyed every single minute.
This story had a depth of character that isn't matched by many books as of recently. When the book was turned off, I felt like I wanted to know what these characters were doing in their own lives. It was a captivating story and managed to put a comical spin on some very hard topics. Death is not funny, but this story made me laugh a few times. For the record, I cried 30x more than I laughed. The book is tough, but its so good.