This is story telling at its best. It flows well and builds to a nice peak before rolling into a nice and unexpected conclusion. The narration was excellent and I will seek out more books by this reader which is not something I have done before.
It doesn't take away from the fact this can be a difficult subject to get through. Hard but nice to tap into those emotions.
The book was great and the performance and representation of the characters was well done. I enjoyed the brief Q & A with the author at the end of the novel. seems like an interesting person.
A beautiful book about a difficult subject written by an author who cares about words and told through characters who also care about words.
It was very good. I wish I did not have to have 15 words though. What a pain.
Teenagers are fun.
I enjoyed it.
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!