I loved how it seemed so...honest. I knew a boy who died of cancer when he was in either 5th or 6th grade, and this novel showed me a side of "cancer kids" that I'd never seen before. I laughed, and I (nearly) cried, which is still huge for me, a book has never done that before. I loved everything about this book.
Hazel, definitely, but I loved Augustus as well. I really related to Hazel, despite never having cancer, although I knew two people with it, a friend of my cousin and my aunt Beverly. Hazel is so sarcastic and detached at first, but she falls madly in love with Augustus, which makes her even more likable to me. When she was talking about how she doesn't Augustus to "Monica" her, but she doesn't want to "Isaac" him, it blew my mind; I had thought almost the exact same thing, though not in the same way. I loved both Hazel and Augustus equally.
Her voice really brought the characters to life. There's nothing worse than listening to an audiobook with a bad narrator, it really ruins it. Kate Rudd's narration was perfect.
Yes. I laughed, cried, and generally reacted emotionally to this book. I'm not a very emotional person, so any book that can do that is a big deal.
READ THIS BOOK! I regret not reading this book for so long.
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