I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
Don't excuse yourself from reading this just because you aren't a young adult, or don't know someone who is dying or because you don't want a book which may cause you to tear up. While those are oft times good reasons for me to avoid a book, they don't apply here. You need to read this book because it is entertaining. You deserve that. You also deserve the opportunity to think about how you want to approach your life's end and not in a morbid kind of way. I found this book to be mostly entertaining, clearly honest, touching, thoughtful, loving and transcending. Life can be so many things and there is a lot of life in this book to be thought about. I'll still be thinking about the fault in my stars while I return to my usual entertainment, books that don't have very much reality, and not near as much heart.
Hearing and Feeling the emotions of the characters as if I was sitting in the room with them.
I loved that the characters didn't feel sorry for themselves and didn't want my pity although as it was noted later there were perks to having some pity. Made me smile.
It was a toss up between Isaac destroying the trophies with Augustus cheering him on, and the egging of the ex-girlfriends car. I was laughing so hard.
Yes. At the end, I cried so hard....in a good way...which probably only makes sense to me. My hubby had to give me a hug. I have never been so moved by a book. I loved the sweetness of the budding romance.
I loved the way the author made me like Peter Van Houten in the end and I'm glad John Green didn't end this book mid writing the way his fictional author did. If he had I think I would have felt as Hazel-Grace did that I needed to resume the search for Gus's pages for closure..
Green may be classified as YA, but his stories certainly have an appeal to adult audiences. His teenage stars are well drawn, fully realized, and remarkably true. His insights into the minds of those dealing with life crises are compelling. Do not be put off by thinking that this book is for middle-schoolers. Indeed, I would recommend that parents of middle schoolers read it first to help younger readers deal with its difficult themes. But read it for yourself. I promise you will come away carrying thoughts provoked by this well-told tale.
A reader who ran out of time to physically read the book. I'm into sci-fi, self-help and biography books
The audio version is an enhanced version of the print version because of Kate Rudd's performance.
Not yet. I'm sure the other performances are as good.
The pre-funeral scene. I was slicing onions and I had to wipe my eyes.
Buy it. Listen. Repeat. Now!
I read the book and simultaneously listened to it. Great for when you want to do some chores in the house an still continue in your book.
I loved Hazel because of her down to earth way of dealing with her illness.
Het voice is very pleasant and she used her voice to point out the different characters.
It made me well up a bit.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
Yes! It was well written and the story was very realistic.
The love story of course.
She is an excellent narrator. She just knows how to make you feel ike you are in the story.
It made me laugh and cry. It was very moving.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
I don't know why I resisted this book for so long, but once I got it I couldn't stop listening. Kate Rudd does a beautiful job reading this surprisingly upbeat story. I laughed and cried and then cried some more. As soon as I finished listening I started at the beginning and listened again. It was that good.
I didn't read the print version. I loved the narrator. She was amazing.
Augustus. He was so kind, Funny, Strong, Loving, Awesome.
When they egged the car.
I can't get over this book. I cried and literally laughed out loud! Over and over. I have a book hang over from this book.
This book should be required reading for anyone who has not witness someone go through cancer firsthand so they can learn what it is like. People who have witness a love one should read to know that their feelings are normal. I'm going to review this in two parts: General and Cancer.
This is a teen romance novel first and foremost, at least for the first two thirds (Guys be warned). It took till the fourth chapter before I could stop rolling my eyes and start getting into it. Girl falls for good looking guy and has self-doubts about herself. But the plot manages to make several twists despite seeming to be simple including one very emotional twist. Several situations are exasperatingly good and bad. Characters seem real, except for the boyfriend whose too perfect, although that could be just from the protagonist view. The world is very real, bad things happen but good things happen to.
I witness two siblings go through cancer and this book does an excellent job at showing the real emotion and situations of the victim and those around them.
Cancer affects different people differently and it strikes at random times where someone is healthy one morning then suddenly hit with pain and spend the next two weeks in hospital. It shows the frustration people feel not being able to do anything, anger over others pity, the urge to be treated normally and the absurdity of how society expect victims to act and be treated. Finally it shows the cynical world view that creeps in and can take over.
Yet cancer is still not all consuming to ones life. Life continues and goes on, we continue to experience good and bad moments. I'd also highly recommend this book to anyone who has witness someone go through cancer to show these feelings are normal.
This book makes fun of itself as not a typical cancer book, it's not all depressing all the time nor is it unrealistically heroic. It's just real.
Narrator does an excellent job making the characters sound like they are, whether in pain, out of breath or slurring.
Absolutely a must read.
John Green truly understands what is going on in the mind of a young person who is fighting against a horrific illness or disease. The things that Gus and Hazel said and did would be exactly what I would expect from one of my teen children - should they find themselves in a similar situation. Honest and insightful about the state of mind of Gus and Hazel.
Yes. I listen to my books while traveling in the car or going for walks. It was my mission to find a reason to take along drives so that I could listen to this story.