If you’re a reader you have a list of books you want to read. Some you can’t wait to open. Some you put off, because you know in your gut, the story is either going to disappoint you or change you.
This was true for me with John Green’s
The Fault in Our Stars.
Of course I knew it was widely acclaimed. I’ve avoided reviews, or even reading the synopsis except that it was a story about cancer, a boy and a girl, and love.
This book gutted me. It totally slayed me. It changed me. It made me, want to write better.
This book is a love story yes, but not in a sappy, way. It’s heartbreaking, tragic, it made me laugh out loud (literally) and cry. I cried a lot. It’s witty and intelligent and alive.
This book is about kids who are dying… Yes. But it is more about living and not in a cheesy post card “live your best life” way, but in a real, gritty, perk-less way that is true.
If you’ve been waiting to read this book as I was. Don’t wait. Seize the day and this book.