Alta Loma, CA, United States | Member Since 2014
As I get farther away from being a young adult, I find myself drawn more towards that time in my life to understand how I feel now. And John Green is my favorite author to stir up the emotions and perspectives that time in our lives holds. These characters brought joy and pain into my life as a person who has watched a loved one die from cancer, as a parent trying to shield their kids from pain, and as a flawed adult worried about the legacy I'll leave behind. Mr. Green does this without taking shortcuts or using the mystical or seeking easy answers. As reported by others, I could listen to Kate Rudd read a phone book and be happy. Fortunately this is quite far from that and only serves to make the best book I've heard in a long time even better. I think I owe Audible an extra "credit" for this one.
I am half a generation older than the people this book pays homage to: in other words, I have probably only seen 2 or 3 John Hughes movies in my life - - and still loved this book. Pay no attention to complaints about the narrator - - Wil Wheaton is PERFECT as the protaganist, the nerd/loser/poor kid/rebel/hero/this-could-be-me character. The author has a foot in several genres and delivers on most of them. A great use of a credit.
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