Among the top three
The honesty of the character's thoughts and dialogue, and the way that the story doesn't end in a Hollywood-sweet conclusion.
don't know - didn't read the book. It's helpful to hear an evocative voice recite the dialogue, I suppose.
Many - the realistic approach of death that cancer patients are forced to have was very well drawn, and so were the moments of joy.
I was hesitant to read a Young Adult book whose main characters are cancer patients, but I really feel that I gained perspective and understanding from it -- and oddly enjoyed reading even the most painful parts. I gave it to a 30-year-old friend of mine who has just learned of the re-occurrence of his cancer, and then fretted that he would find it patronizing or simplistic or just not true. But he loved the book too.
I just wish there was a bit more substance to it
Yes. The writing is engaging and evocative.
The sound of his voice. He is very expressive, too.
No, we read it for our book group and talked about this point, but I wasn't particularly inspired.
The story is deftly told, alternating points of view, so that you are never sure which character is telling the truth and which one is lying. The narrators do an excellent job of making both characters sympathetic so that you are constantly on edge about what happens next.
can't say without spoiling any of the many surprises
You never really know the one you love
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.