I had heard the story line was good, but actually listening to the audio myself awakened a knew thought in my mind that allowed me to see the things in life that really matter. It allowed me to appreciated that fact that my mother in law fought that fight of cancer the best she could and that blessing me with the beautiful woman i call my wife is the greatest gift I've ever gotten.
Its not a 'Gus' Situation where she wanted the world to see her, her dying wish was that i take care of her daughter and look out for her son, and all this book did was to give me strength and encouragement and i must say thank you to John Green. Thank you for your sound words brought across in the novel. As for Kate Rudd, well narrated ma'am. May all the listeners of this novel be bless and emerge with a whole to mindset on the gifts life has to offer. Thank you!!!
This title was tragically sad, but you can expect the sudden rush of emotions you'll experience within the first few pages... It is dreadfully obvious.
This book is for the nerds, the ones who find excitement in the little things. It sends a clear message of hope, that even though you're destined to die, there is always room to live a little, love a little, and learn a little.
I would read this book again, but, on the other hand, I may not want to. I listened to this book while I went walking, running, and working out in the gym. It's a good book for simple tasks like that... One that will not over power you with super-important-details-forecasting-the-future (#charlesdickens).
Beautiful emotional breakdown
I loved how it showed a different perspective on the lives of people dealing with terminal illnesses.
I haven't unfortunately, but Kate Rudd did a perfect job narrating this book.
This is the first audiobook that I truly loved but did not want to finish, there were some parts that were so heartwrenching I just had to take a moment before I could continue. Truly an amazing piece of work.
I thought this book was great.
It's about a support group for teens with many different types of terminal or life altering illnesses. They were all bright and quick witted and I really appreciated the raw, self deprecating humor the main characters used at support group. Nothing is sacred. Just raw emotion. They formed friendships and relationships that will last an eternity.
It also gives you a glimpse of their lives at home and the struggle their parents went through as they tried to make their lives at home as normal as possible.
I think anyone would like this book, especially someone with a terminally ill child.
I loved feeling like I knew these characters personally. I like that feeling of getting lost in a book and it feeling like you're really there. Everyone is so personable, that it's hard to not get attached to at least one character.
If this book doesn't make you cry or at least tear up a little, you must not have a soul, because it's literally so heartbreaking at times. Listening to this story, it really just takes you through it. It's pretty awesome.