The book is sooo much better than the movie! But then, don' we always say that?? Narration is great and story is wonderful. What more can I say?
I had heard this was a sad story, and wasn't especially eager to listen to it, but friends told me I'd enjoy it, and boy, were they right! I normally read/listen to mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, etc. but I was looking for something where there were no murders, something not so formulaic, and decided on this. Great decision. Absolutely one of the best books I've listened to.
Kate Rudd's voice will always be the voice of Hazel for me. I would have thought she was a teenager, herself, so perfect was her narration. I've found myself tempted to play the Audible story for my friends who have only read the book, or even for those who have not read the book, knowing they would be intrigued and tempted to order the audiobook. Kate's voice and reading added so much to this story.
I'm not a crier, but tears rolled down my face as I read. Still, I enjoyed this book immensely. The author is a master of the English language, and I truly enjoyed this intelligently written book. Frankly, it's extremely hard to believe he is a man and not a teenage girl, so perfectly did he write Hazel's character.