This was one of the very strange instances where I actually liked the movie better than the book. But the book was still fantastic. This story is one I found myself thinking about often. I ignored it for the longest time thinking I couldn't relate and I am lucky enough to not know anyone with a deadly illness. HOWEVER this story is relatable no matter who you are. As long as you have ever smiled, cried, loved and hurt. Truly amazing!
First off let me just say I started off knowing in this book someone died but I wasn't sure who and when I found out who it was...I cried like a baby. I tried to suck the tears back up but it didn't work.
This was such a beautiful love story. Two teens who met in a cancer support group, learn to help one another, both teach the other something else and ultimately grow in love with one another.
I loved the character of Augustus. He was so sarcastic yet funny and sweet at the same time. Hazel Grace was time enough for him and their relationship seemed effortless. That's the kind of relationship many strive to have...with no pretense, no falsities, only realities and two people willing to work towards being better together.
This gets a FULL five star rating and I'm now in love with John Green. I needed my tear ducts cleaned out and he gave me just that.
Possibly Jojo Moyes' "Me Before You". It was another unexpected love story in which you grew to love the characters.
Her narration brought the story alive and really helped me to understand what was happening. She did an amazing job.
Towards the end when Hazel Grace just wanted her parents to hold her.
Beautiful story and the narrator was spot on! I had purchased the book over a year ago and never read/listened to it. I just watched the movie by accident flipping thru channels and was riveted. I then decided to read/listened to the book. As usually the book is always better than the movie but not by much in this case. I will definitely be listening to this book again.
This story made me cry about a million times and thank God for my health even more than that. What an insight into the mind of a dying teenager. I recommend this book to any age... Just remember it is a sad story that has the ability to truly move the listener/reader to tears!
Life is real and this book does an amazing job of portraying that. Great read for all ages. Completed the book in 2 days because i wanted to hear more......
The book is absolutely one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It tells the tale of a beautiful love story filled with the honesty of how things really are, not beautified into something unrealistic and fake but truly beautiful, as it is. There is sadness, anger, love, and you truly feel the emotions of the characters as you read or listen. Some infinities are bigger then other infinities. And no matter what size my little infinity is, I am glad it had this book in it.
I really liked this book. Although the plot was utterly predictable, the characters and their voices were so well-written that I felt as though I knew, and genuinely liked, Hazel and Augustus. Their friendship and ensuing romance made me smile.
teacher & book lover
This is one of my favorite modern teen books. Both main characters are so well developed and you feel so invested in them both.
While this is a beautiful movie, really stellar, the book is SO MUCH BETTER! Even if you have already seen the movie, it is worth your time to read this book!