I'm certainly not in the demographic for this book, but it was on sale and the reviews were very good. So, I thought i would give it a try.
The book does not disappoint. It is very well written and Kate Rudd was fantastic. I think she added emotion to the story that would be missed in the written word.
I wanted a bit more spiritually in the story. Most of us either knows someone with cancer or knows someone who died from it. And, because of that, I was hoping the story would touch a little deeper in that area. After finding out the writer, John Green, volunteered in a children's cancer ward as an chaplain out of school, I'm even more surprised that he didn't go deeper in that area of the story.
All in all, this is a wonderful story that is well worth your time. Kate Rudd really makes you feel what Hazel is experiencing. I can see why the reviews are good.
I was expecting to enjoy this youth novel as much as I did. The honesty in which in characters embrace the perils of their situation while uplifting each other offers constant humor and sentiment throughout the story. The perspective of the sick who " do not have the luxury of being able to ignore their mortality" deepens the development of the simplest plot points and opens the reader (or listener) to a world most are fortunate not to know. Recommended for all ages!
I originally had my doubts that I would enjoy this book, but as a cancer survivor of only 3 years it grabbed me from the start.
This is a good story, and one that is not often told. The characters were well thought out and interesting. It's hard to deal with a terminal illness, or any disability, and this story brings that challenge into the open.