The performance was incredible! She truly brought the main character to life while never losing the other characters or the story.
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I hope one day to be a published author. Life is a great ride, enjoy it fully.
I love this book. It was simply amazing and beautiful. I love how honest the author John Green is. I truly hope he writes a sequel to this book. Once you start reading Hazel and Augustus' story, you won't want to put it down until the final page. I hope you truly take the time to read this wonderful and heart warming book.
I really liked the story and the characters. Gus was amazing and strong. I think adults don't give kids enough credit for understanding what is going on in their life. This is a well told tell.
The is story could be the true story of two young people finding there way through the tragedy of critical illness. Very powerful! Well read!
This is a book that probably works well for the young adult readers at whom it is aimed. For me, though, the humor and the attitudes of the characters are too limited by the sense that they are fad-based and will likely not hold up well to the ravages of time. Think of the film “Juno” and how its snarky teenage millennial already seems dated and affected.
The book did make me smirk more than once, and the take on cancer was different and works well to build a sense of empathy, to remove the otherness of those who suffer from cancer’s devastation. I also enjoyed the (mostly unrealistic) level of intelligence of the two central characters.
It is not a bad book; it simply isn’t one I see myself returning to anytime soon unless I think it might be a way to win over the interests of my students at some point.
Narration: I was not especially enthralled with the narration. Kate Rudd emotes and has a pretty good sound for the female protagonist. I also kind of enjoyed her voicing for the exaggerated pompousness of the self-loathing-pretense-laden language of Peter Van Houtem. However, her accents were not good or consistent, and her man voices just sound like a woman making fun of what a “manly” voice sounds like. I don’t know, perhaps there is something sexist to my sentiments, but I just feel like, generally speaking, men doing female character voices tend to work more believably than women doing male characters.
This book was more amazing than any other book I have read. I was inspired. There is more to life than what we see then is a kindness and a generosity. This helps people to realize that they need to love life to the fullest and never give up hope for tomorrow to be better. Thank you John Green.