I am still heartbroken.
This book was beautiful as much as it was tragic. I am very new to John Green but i could tell instantly (after picking up his other books) that he is very intertwined with his characters, they all share similarities that I asume are close to his own character.
Needless to say, this is from what I’ve heard his best book, and even though I haven’t read all of his books i can easily say that this one would be very very hard to top.
John Green is heartless, as to not cause any spoilers all i can say is after reading this i crawled into bed and let the rest of the day slip away. This book got me in ways other books just can’t. It’s deep, packed full of brilliant metaphors and infested with reality.
It seemed so real that i personally couldn’t deal with that day, I found myself through the book down and shouting “John Green, you foul beast! How could you do that to me!!!” (right before picking up another one of his books….)
I loved Augustus. I loved his snark, his humor, his love for hazel and even more so: I loved his faults. I loved that he couldn’t keep it together, that he was so real.
I loved that Hazel never broke down, that the readers were to busy breaking down for her that someone had to hold it together.
In the end I felt lonely. Angry.
Would i recommend this book?
I struggled with wondering “If i could go back in time and decide not to read this book, to not have these peoples stories in my head, to not go through that pain, would I?”
The answer is YES. I would.
In a heartbeat.
This book is like i said, just as beautiful as it is tragic. I highly recommend it (I also recommend you plan on doing nothing else when you finish it.)
The ending is my favorite.
I love this book present tense.