I’ve never read a John Green book before this masterpiece of his, but even from reading this book, I could tell that this man is a gift from heaven. Just to give a gist of the book, it’s about a teenage girl named Hazel who basically narrates her life…as a cancer patient. The novel does not mainly focus on the cancer, but it concentrates on the relationship about Hazel and a boy named Augustus, who she met at Support Group. The couple is like any relationship; it has its high points and its low points. But at the end of the day, the two of them are really perfect for each other, as they love each other so dearly; it almost makes me wish that a relationship like theirs, in reality, could exist.
Throughout the book there are times where you will have the need to put down the book, cry for a good 5 minutes, recuperate for another minute, and then go back into your intense reading mode. You will never want to put this book down. It’s a little over 300 pages, and man is it worth ever word of every page. You almost gain a relationship and a bond with each of the characters. Hence, when you find out a something devastating about a character, you almost feel like something inside of you has crumbled into pieces, and so you must sob for a few moments.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of colloquial writing, and when an author uses that style of writing, I automatically know that it’s going to be a great read. Although you can get great morals out of classic novels, they just have very prim-and-proper style of writing that some prefer. I like to be aware of what is actually going on in the book, feel as though I am part of the scene, and understand the character’s feelings rather than attempting to interpret metaphors rather than saying the facts straight up.
To this day, I still try to grasp the meaning of the title, as Green definitely put some thought into it. I cannot recall a reference to the title, in the book, but perhaps it’s for readers to think about on their own time.
I really applaud how well done this book is written. Green incorporates characters with an upsetting background, romance, and uses colloquial writing. It really is the crowd-pleaser. So, if you’re a huge fan of sob, romantic, teen stories, this is definitely the book for you. If you’re just looking for a good read, definitely pick up the book. I’m certainly looking forward to reading some more of John Green’s pieces, as he was the author that allowed me to enjoy reading.