Just finished THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green…started last night before bedtime and picked it up again this afternoon to read just one more chapter, then load the dishwasher. Well…the dishes are still in the sink. But I finished the book.
What an awesome coming-of-age story about teen life, love, living with cancer, laughing with language and books.
Young Hazel meets older Augustus in a support group. He’s not like anybody she’s ever known. Quite certain a hotty like him would never go for a wallflower like her, she answers a question he asks with a complex compound sentence filled with surprising and scintillating phrases typical of a much older more sophisticated woman, and he’s intrigued immediately. She’s not sure what to think. Can she take him seriously at all?
Not your normal sappy tear-jerking love story, Green’s linguistic twists will have you laughing out loud as you bounce along his lilting pages. The book is not a comedy, however; there’s a definite element of wisdom in both the serious and the hilarious parts of this tale. Don’t miss it!