It's funny how things work put sometimes. I ordered this book a few days before our trip not knowing what sort of state I would be in for our Spain trip. After losing my cat to a liver tumor a day before the Spain trip, I wasn't really in the mood to read a book about kids with terminal cancers...however, I think this book was just what I needed.....
The story is told from Hazel's persepctive and details her life living with cancer as a teenager. She falls fast for a handsome boy in her cancer support group named Augustus. 18 months cancer free, he is smart and witty just like she is. They become friends and quickly discover that they speak the same life language. They seem perfect together and seem to live in their own world. Hazel is obsessed with a certain novel and through Augustus' wish foundation she is able to meet the author in Amsterdam. Their travels bring them closer together and they fall deeply in love.
I finished this book while flying back and forth from Spain and I really enjoyed it. While the story is a sad one, I didn't cry like I thought I would but I definitely felt the sadness. While I really enjoyed the book, I didn't really feel a strong emotional connection to it, hence the 4 stars. But it is a great little read...perfect for a plane ride!! I do recommend!
It looks as though this book is set to be relased as a movie and I do hope they keep the storyline the same. It is a touching story and I really did find the characters to be wonderful. I think that many viewers will feel the same way.
Have you read The Fault in Our Stars??