Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!!
Sometimes a book comes along that changes you, touches your soul and your heart. Sometimes it is because the theme is so very personal to you. Other times it is simply a picture of humanity that is unforgettable. It is the kind of book that puts things into perspective and reminds us that our time is too precious to waste on things that just don't matter in the grand scheme of life.
I am usually a big proponent of books before movies, so I picked this up in anticipation of the movie release in a couple weeks. I have seen the trailer for it and at first it was a little weird seeing Ansel Elgort as Augustus and Shailene Woodley as Hazel, as love interests instead of siblings as they were in Divergent. But as I read, the more these two became Hazel and Gus for me.
This book tore at my heart and my soul. There is no denying that there is wrenching sadness from time to time. But, more than that, there is love and life, humor and hope. Hazel and Gus are incredible characters, protagonists that will stay with me for a long time. Their banter, with each other and with others, is witty and intelligent and often irreverently funny.
There really are no words to adequately describe the power that this book holds. The truths in this book are often ugly, but they are realistic. This is an incredibly thought-provoking and moving read that I just couldn't put down, even as my sensitive soul was sobbing. An enduring side effect of life...
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This is an amazing, soul-wrenching read. It isn't a light read, but to call it a sad book would be a disservice. It is full of ugly truths, yes, but it is also full of love and hope. A beautiful read!