I read this book in the beginning of the year, sometime in January. And i hope by this time you realise that how much i have loved this book, since i’m still going ga-ga over it after 6 months. Got to know about this NY bestseller from falvorwire.com and the moment i read the title, i knew i had to get my hands on this one. After the initial minutes of receiving the book i couldn’t get over the fact that it has such a pretty cover. Moving on with the review.* I DO NOT GIVE SPOILERS*
Summary : This is a heartbreaking lovely story about Hazel and Augustus. Hazel being the kind of girl you would want to be friends with. And Augustus is the typical guy one would fall for. How would you react to two teenagers having cancer? Not a very happy story there. But trust me, there’s more to this story than just cancer and the grief it brings. They meet through a Cancer supporting group and become friends. Love takes its place. And life changes. John Green’s writing is fresh and the narrative doesn’t make you feel bored even for a second.
Characters : The main protagonists, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. Characters so strong that you don’t just feel like letting them go. Make way for Augustus because he is here to give a tough competition to any romantic hero ever present. There’s the friend, Issac and he has his own special story to tell. Van Houten, a writer with his own problems and arrogance. These people make up the story. But i guess Augustus takes up the maximum space in my heart.
This is easily one of those books that you would beg people to read. Even if you are not a softie at heart, i think it will melt your heart. And when you turn the last page, you will know you can never get over this story.
Read it, if you happen to be a lover of Young Adult fiction, Love Stories. I guarantee you, you will come back for another book by John Green. And then may be another. And not so surprisingly, this is being made into a movie soon.
Do not miss out on this one. I promise you this is not just one of those cliche romantic books people talk about.
And this was just me after i finished reading this.
A few of my favorite lines from the book :
“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”
“Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
“My thoughts are stars that i cannot fathom into constellations.”
I can seriously go on and on, but i think i will just stop.
Author — Manali Deb Barman