I have only listened to the book, but as an English teacher, I think that listening really brings a dimension that many readers ( possibly struggling readers) would appreciate.
I think John Green books belong in a category of their own. This one is tied for first place in that category.
Tiny Cooper will live in infamy forever in my mind, but both Will Graysons (main characters) were captured perfectly. The performers were both incredible.
I listened to this book with my teen daughters (14 and 16) as we were driving. We laughed out loud and became emotionally invested in all of the characters. A few times we had to drive more than needed just so we could keep listening. The book stimulated lots of great conversations!
This book deals with many teen issues in a way that is honest and hopeful. Everyone needs to embody a bit of Tiny Cooper!
I recommend this book to all of my friends who like to read literary fiction. It has a good blend of storyline, character and history.
Loved both of the main characters and the shift between the perspectives.
There were many emotional (and funny) moments in this book. The first one that struck me was the aunt's trip to the train station to pick up the friend of her dead nephew when he returned from war. This is a story about healing and the power one person can have to keep another one going.
Everyone I know who has read this book has loved it!
Fairly good fiction related to teen issues. Interesting use of structure and characters; connects well to themes of marginalization and self discovery.
John Green books belong in a category of their own; this one is not quite as good as some of his other novels, but it was still quite enjoyable and an absorbing listen.
Thanksgiving weekend exploration of the campus.
Friends with attitude.
Very enjoyable listen.
The main character, Baby, was very intriguing because she didn't fully grasp how horrifying her life really was -- reminded me of the narrator in the novel Room.
McDonald has an engaging voice.
Since the book is broken into a series of episodes, it was a perfect book to listen to as I drove about town on errands or went on walks on a hot summer's evening.
Thanks for highlighting this book Audible; I had forgotten all about it after its initial release and hubbub a few years ago.
The narrator is the best voice actor I have ever heard. He switches from character to character, dialect to dialect in a way that is mind blowing. There must be more than 20 characters from 10 nationalities in this book!
The storyline and the characterization against the settings was profound
Couldn't possibly pick just one!!!
I have recommended this book to many many people and they have all had positive reviews. This is my favorite book this decade! Grateful that it was also an audio book!
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