Hi there! I love to read, but rarely have any time. Any suggestions for good books to listen to? let me know:)
Yes, Mainly because it is not like the usual loves story.
I liked the characters the most.
She did alright.
Yes, even though it was a bit sad.
The book was great.
I enjoyed this story and appreciate that it brought a lot of thought and philosophical ideas into the tale. The Hazel Grace character was, at times, annoying, but probably true to how teenagers are. I think the story should have ended a bit earlier. I won't tell the moment in case the reader of this review hasn't read the book. Some of the dialogue is really fun. I wish I was that clever! Kate Rudd does a first rate job as the reader.
I listened to this book at the recommendation of my 11 year old niece. As much as I loved aspects of the book, I did not appreciate the fact that the young characters had sex, mock religion and mock another character for testicular cancer. I'm not a prude (I swear!) The book doesn't handle these important issues very well. The sex is not explicit, but there is no reflection on it by the characters and it seems incidental and a throw away in the story. One of the characters doesn't want to die a virgin (the horrors!!). My niece is an advanced reader. I don't like to think that she would be greatly influenced by these parts of the story because the rest of the story is so good and the characters so much fun.
The characters do reflect on what happens after death which is interesting, but the return to the joke of the "literal heart of Jesus" was tiresome. I get it that the meeting place in the church wasn't "literally" the heart of Jesus. You'd think that there might have been some greater reflection on religious belief beyond mocking it.
It was just such a beautiful read. watching the movie I enjoyed and this is my first audio book experience and it was very entertaining. Though I don't want the sickness, I do want the love. - L. Adonis
I like to listen to books!
Yes it was, but I almost did....... I finished it in 2 days.
This was a very great book. Very sad in places and funny in others. I wanted to check out this book because of the hype from the movie. Well worth the credit. Anyone who enjoys this kind of book will like this book.