Laugh. Cry. Think
This is exactly what this made me do………
I was casually walking around Waterstones which I love doing and noticed this little gem. Even though I hadn’t heard of it, it was a New York best seller so thought I would give it ago.
It wasn’t until I got home and added it to my Goodreads that it was very popular and also due out in the cinema very soon. And yep the edition I book was the tie in edition showing the two young actors on the front of the book.
This is my first review of a John Green novel, and have made it part of my bucket list to read as many as possible, because if he can move me as much as he did whilst reading this book then I am truly looking forward to them.
What can i say that hasn’t already been said a million times already? It was a beautifully written but funny story about love and death, and how the two relate so much to each other. I had tears in my eyes throughout but didn’t start actually bawling my eyes out until Chapter 20, and my eyes never dried out until the end. When i told my boyfriend that I was reading a book about terminal cancer, he couldn’t understand why I would put myself through it.
But once you have read something like this, it makes you feel guilty in a good way, that you have wasted time on things are so meaningless and pedantic, but i suppose we don’t know any different. when I finished reading this, I wanted to do so many things, one was tell my parents I love them, not in a cheesy way or actually with words but maybe we actions or just to appreciate them more, and to appreciate life more. we waste so much time on people who are not worth it, or the ones that are worth it are being neglected.
This book is hard to review, and so is Hazels character. At first i thought she might be to self loathing or hateful to the world, but really all she wanted to do was protect those around her. She describes herself as a grenade. She could explode any day, and her parents are already invested and she can’t do anything about that, but she still feels guilty every day for it. Gus on the other hand is a breath of fresh air to her. he’s funny, charismatic and a very loveable character. The way Gus talks has such a wise notion, its like he has thoughts and feelings and opinions about everything and anything. they both bring the hope out in each other, and the banter that they have back and forth is inspiring.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys John Green novels, and also those who love to Laugh Cry and Think.
5 out 5 Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green