John Green is absolutely amazing. Wonderful, moving storytelling. Well narrated by Kate Rudd too. Just an all round great audiobook. No gripes. Besides that it made me cry. Yeah be prepared to cry. Okay? Okay.
I've spent my entire life around the written word - writing it, editing it, teaching it. So, it's no wonder I also love to read it!
I liked this book quite a lot. The characters are fresh and the situation is all too real. I also like the way the kids not only interact with each other but with the adults...everything feels honest and true.
I knew it was going to be sad but I had no idea just how sad. While the author's depiction of cancer is honest, it's not something I think I would have read had it not been such a popular novel.
The narrator was excellent and made the experience even more enriching.
But, life is difficult enough without reading about children with cancer!
This book accompanied me on a road trip down south. It had me laughing, crying and saying "okay" over and over and over again. I never read or listen to books twice. Perhaps in the future if I change this habit.
Character development. I read to learn and to forget about my reality for a short time. When you feel a connection to a character, I feel the author has done his or her job.
Many scenes were my favorite. Can't pick just one. If I did, I wouldn't have finished the book.
I like music. I love poetry. I live books.
I didn't feel the narrator did the story justice.
Besides the narrator, it was decent.
(I'm only rating the audio book. I've read the actual book and thought it was really good.)
Kate Rudd's narration is impeccably spot on...perfect voice of Hazel Grace.
I typically do not read the YA genre, so I cannot accurately make a comparison.
Yes - while all of Kate's performances are amazing...this one specifically takes the cake!
There truly was no specific "moment" the book's entirety "moved" me.
If you're "on the fence" like I was about reading/listening to TFiOS, get OFF the fence and just do it. Word of caution - you WILL cry...I believe even the most stoic, emotionless person will cry at least three times...if you're like me, many, many more....don't let this be a reason NOT to purchase...it's truly worth the heartache.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Fantastic and realistic point of view of terminal illness in young people. Its a tear jerker however, the story is well written and well read. It's worth the emotional torment. A truly great book.
Although a novice when it comes to audiobooks, this one is definitely in my top 3 favorites and probably in my top 10 favorites of all books read for all time!
Within the first 5 minutes, I felt connected to the characters, clearly attributable to the amazing author and equally amazing narrator.
I have not, but plan to look into her other works.
"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices."
Kate Rudd gave voice to the sarcasm, angst, and hope of a teenage girl. I've recommended The Fault in Our Stars to several coworkers!
The love Story
When she first meets gus and they talk outside after the group therapy session.
I thought this book was awesome and see myself reading this book again and again and I will be seeing the movie and buying the movie when it is available on DVD. I am extremely happy to have read this book.
Soooo many tear-jerker, heart-rendering moments... again, not my thing.
Sound, inflection - since I didn't read the book I can't answer this question.
"prepare to have emotion shoved down your throat"
No - I'm not male. Some of us females don't like drama and this book had a lot of the stuff. I was forced to 'read' it for a class. But since I have a commute for work, I thought I would save time by listening to it. Its an awful experience... locked in a car and forced to listen to a book. Don't recommend.