Beautiful embodiment of the emotional reality of life. Invites you into to a world of existential questions and the journey towards understanding purpose, innocent suffering, chronic afflictions and the life we leave behind while maintaining a light of hope and truth that guides you through this world of uncertainty grasping at resolution.
I LOVE THIS BOOK! It's the best love story but, it's more about what actually happens in the world. Not like Cinderella how there always a happy ending and they both fall in love, this book is a million times better!
I loved that the plot was about more than just a girl and guy struggling with cancer. In fact, the cancer while a main conflict of the story really takes a backseat to their tackling of the existential questions that determine their placement in the bigger picture.
I loved all of the characters:
I loved Hazel for her need to push life away as a way of maintaining her distance from how unfair her fate is. I loved how she wanted to leave the smallest impact possible on the world around her to reduce the damage caused by her death.
I loved how Augustus wants to impact the world as much as possible through sacrifice. I loved how he saw Hazel for what she is and is in awe of her wish to leave as little impact as possible while still staying true to himself.
I loved how their support group is in the "literal heart of Jesus."
I loved that not everyone gets a happy ending.
I love how much my students enjoy reading it.
I love that she brings each character to life. She does voices, and I was able to take in the story and listen through my sobs. I also love that she did not feel the need to do a little girl voice for Hazel despite her age. I hate when narrators do that.
There is a film... It follows pretty closely.
I love this book as an adult. I recommend it to my students. I love that it is so much deeper than the majority of the books written for young adults.
I rarely listen to audio books, but being a stay at home and homeschool mother, being able to listen while I clean or wash dishes was wonderful.
The story was great. It was very well written and very well narrated. Looking forward to reading/listening to another by this author!