He speaks to you not from a holier than thou perspective, but rather as an average person who understands the day to day areas in which a person might become discouraged or disheartened. His simple declarations can help a person feel more confident have better self esteem, feel a renewed sense of control over their life's direction.
No I tried to break it up over a few days. Would have done one declaration per day but found I couldn't stop at just one.
Would recommend any of his books (specifically audiobooks)to anyone who is struggling with something...which really is everyone.
The protaganist's voice. Hazel is instantly real and likable. I found myself relating to her even though the only thing we had in common was our gender. She had such wit, humor and an endearing vulnerability. The journey through & evolution of her various relationships in the story were masterfully written.
No but I will look to. She was great.
Without giving away details/spoilers some of the most moving moments for me were Augustus' grand romantic gestures & Hazel's realization that she can't protect everyone from her diagnosis
I read this because it kept coming up in my recommendations and the reviews were great. One reviewer said "if you pass on this book because of the "C" word (Cancer) you'd be missing a wonderful story" I second that. This novel gives a wonderful glimpse of young love, friendship, the strength & vulnerabilities of surviving. Please give it a try. I listened to the free sample and was instantly hooked.
Personally it was not focused enough with all of the characters taking their turn as main. Took a long time to engage the reader and then left me feeling unsatisfied
It can't compare to Harry Potter nor did I expect it to.
I guess to me the story felt slow.
No. While there could be a "what happened to them next" I didn't feel attached enough to any one.
Not without it's merits--it showed the ways adversity can change a person both for better or worse. I will read J.K again but this just didn't engage me.
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