It was just something about her
Uhm I am not really sure. Hum When they went on the date in Amsterdam something about that part of the book just made me happy.
YESSSS! I did an extreme amount of both of them.
Its amazing just read it
I'm an Aspen, CO based journalist/aspiring novelist and love to listen to popular fiction to get a sense of what's currently on the market!
I had no idea this was a Young Adult book -- it's such a beautiful, moving story and so humanizing that it could be enjoyed by adults and children of many ages. Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. A powerful, moving tale.
pit bull advocate
I have recommended this book to friends. It is a great story with characters I really cared about. I teach high school and I think the author's portrayal of teenagers was spot on.
I really enjoyed Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters equally. They were both characters to look up to.
I thought her portrayal of Hazel Grace was near perfection. She really captured her struggle to fight her disease and live life. There were times that listening to her made my lungs hurt.
Live your best life.
I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
I loved the story line. I thought it would be really sad buts it's not!
I've listed to a few books narrated by Kate Rudd and she is very easy to listen to
I don't want to say because I don't want to spoil any bits in the book
I don't usually listen to books that are under 10 hours, but I read the reviews and thought I would try this one. It really was worth it!! Such a great story. I see it's been turned into a movie that's released very soon.
We are all born to learn this or you never learn... but this book is so different from all the fairy tales you hear around. Raw essence of life when you have no time to waste. I could not read/listen to anything else for a week after this book I needed time to comprehend it. Spoilers are not my favorite kind of reviews so I do not want to spoil your experience but I encourage you to go trough this initiation and raising into something wonderful. Your life will never be the same after this book.
This is an intelligently written book. The issues it raises are as serious as death (pun intended) and Green treats them thoughtfully.
Hazel, of course. She is truly a marvelous teen.
Hazel, again. This story is written from her viewpoint.
I smiled a lot, because the humor is well done, including the teenage snark, and despite my jaded, hard hearted ways, it brought me close to tears more than once.
This really is one of the best books I've read in quite awhile. It is grown up YA -- written for well read, thoughtful adolescents, but aimed at the fundamental questions which preoccupy every thinking adult, such as whether life has meaning, whether human beings really have any importance in the universe, what illness is, whether any of the popular stereotypes about illness have content, and, most of all, how to confront our own deaths and those of the people we love. In addition, the principal characters are funny, thoughtful, loving, and passionate, and I genuinely liked and cared about them. I am too hardhearted, I suppose, to cry as often as some readers understandably do, but I also found the book exceptionally touching and poignant. I'd add that this is a book worth "reading" in audio form as I did, because the audible.com narrator, Kate Rudd, is exceptional, and because the audio book includes a very interesting section of thanks/acknowledgments by Green, as well as a short interview of Green about the book.
Beautiful, Raw, Honest
Hazels confrontation with her Mom towards the end, the realisation that they ALL knew what was happening. The raw honesty made me weep.
I loved her blunt teen language. I loved her sarcasm and dry dark humour.
I read plenty of reviews and suggestions before choosing a book and am generally wary of the 5-stars, Oprah book club-esque type books but oh my god. As other reviews suggested, I actually did laugh out loud and then cry at other parts. There is a reason so many people have bought this book, print and audio. It is soul touching and it happens without you even noticing.
The littlest kitty
Kate Rudd did a fine job. Her attention to how the words should be read enhanced the story.
The dinner scene in Amsterdam.
This book has been a bestseller for months and not without reason. It is a very touching story, not just for young adults. While at times the story gets a bit out of hand (i.e. unrealistic), it manages to always find its way back and keeps the characters relatable, despite their unusual life.