I have both the paperback and the audiobook versions of this book. I read the beginning of it in paperback and finished the majority of it with the audiobook version. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, heartbreaking and real. I did cry a lot of sad and happy tears throughout this book. I think the narrator actually made me cry more because you could hear her voice getting chocked up like it said the characters were in the book and I would just start to cry along with them. It did have some great funny moments along the way too. Listening to this book in audio form made it so much better for me. The narrator is excellent.
Enjoyed this book. It is geared toward young adults (of which I am not) but I had heard such great things about it so I thought I would try it. It's very well written, funny and heartbreaking.
first book I ever listen to on audible, not only was it a great experience but it was amazing hear. Book was definitely engaging!
Kate Rudd (narrator) was amazing. I have listened to several audio books and she is by far my favorite narrator. She was fun and funny; just a very good story teller.
This story seems very real. Having never had cancer or known anyone who fought cancer, it seems like a pretty accurate depiction.
They all were amazing with Ms. Rudd's inflections. Gun to my head (if I have to choose), I think I liked Gus' character the most..."Hazel Grace"
Yes and Yes. I was laughing at the beginning and crying at the end (like a hungry baby).
I hate reading but am in LOVE with audio books. I think I will look for any books narrated by Kate Rudd. She is awesome.
Yes. The story is amazing, and the narration makes it more so. The language in this novel is intellectually satisfying without being a dense forest of unintelligible prose.
The writing of the ad for Hazel Grace's 'swing set of tears' was a moment that stood out to me. I can't say why it stood out, but I can say that it makes me smile to think of it.
It perfectly fit Hazel Grace's narrative and personality.
This is a book I DID listen to all in one sitting.
French the llama, I cannot wait for John Green's next book.
John Green was my High School World History teacher. I always knew he wrote books, but I never read any until now. This is genuinely one of the greatest stories I have ever heard. I laughed at Hazel's joy and I wept when I realized that she and Gus would never have another conversation again. This book challenged me as a reader and as a writer. I've had concepts for my characters to do things that Gus and Hazel do in TFiOS (e.g., travel to Europe, contract terminal cancer at the worst moment possible, innocently snuggle in their exhaustion), but I have never been able to put it as eloquently as John Green did. I, however, must wholeheartedly disagree with Mr. Green on his construction that characters' existence depends on there being a novel for them to exist in; when Gus died, he and Hazel were still in love. They were still together. Death is weaker than love. Death IS weaker than LOVE! And so it goes with fiction: characters are not a simple alignment of electrical impulses in the reader's mind. They are ALIVE! When the novel ends, they still live in your mind, in your heart, and nothing can rob you of them. Hazel Grace Lancaster is going to die of her cancer. We all know this. There is nothing that can be done. But she and Augustus Waters are still alive, both of them, in the consciousness of the reader. Isaac is still alive. Hazel's and Gus's parents are still alive. Katelyn is still alive. Jacky-the-ten-year-old-girl-from-the-mall is still alive. Patrick is still alive. Van Houten is still alive. Even Anna is still alive! Forever, for all of eternity and beyond, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters will be alive. In our hearts and in the story. It is my honest belief as a reader that Hazel and Augustus see each other again. She will see his blue eyes. He will hold her in his arms. They will NOT be throwing free-throws in Heaven! They were children and I believe that that is enough to put them there. Hazel and Augustus had a unique perspective, a unique wisdom, being at both the very beginning and the very end of their lives at the same time at the same time. They had their little infinity, they had their Aleph-null; but when Hazel Grace dies, when the cancer, which is made of her, stops her lungs, which are made of her, she and Augustus Waters will have their bigger infinity. Their Aleph-1.
Riveting and honest, passionate but humorous, a story of what it means to be alive and dying and falling in love with your best friend, Green, my humanities teacher, my fellow nerdfighter, you have done it again.
I have listened to it twice and I will listen to it again. The narrator is fantastic!!! Kate did her best reading the book and adding her magic voice to the exciting and romantic story.
Nothing to be compared to. It is the best one.
The prior reading before the Gas's funeral.
The book is worth reading or listening. I haven't cried for years till I discovered this amazing book. I can't stop listening to it. It's awesome.
The style of writing... very fresh, easy to read, humorous, ironic despite the plot. The reader was also a pleasure to listen to
I have read books about terminal illnesses before but the way this book tacked it: with a somewhat humorous tone made it unique
I read this book in 2 days despite living my life and going to work etc. without even realizing it! it was such a pleasure to follow that I didn't even notice it flew by. I absolutely suggest this book
Yes, it's cliche to say that a book has changed your life. But it's true nonetheless. I look at people with chronic illnesses different now. This story gave me a small look into their lives. The imagery and the metaphors used throughout were delightfully refreshing and non-cliche. Unlike this review.
Small amount of language, suggestive scenes, and passionate kissing.
Listening about the kids who have this terrible thing that could happen to anybody at any age or any time
Divergent because the books are amazing!!!!!!
when Agustsus and Hazel Grace met
this book is amazing and should read this and watch the movie best ones yet, I hope they make a 2nd book and movie it would be perfect:)