The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well... usually I don't like depressing books with crap endings. Granted, this book was sad but not ACTUALLY depressing and the ending is way sad, but not crap. I would normal characterize the events in this book as such, but the beautiful writing and the raw emotion and amazingly real characters make this book awesome. It's sad, but it's supposed to be -- unlike a love story that ends in a bad way just 'cause the author is trying to make a point about how there aren't always happy endings in this world. Blah, blah, blah. :)
I was sad there was sex. I mean, c'mon. Is it the end of the world if someone dies a virgin?
There was also some language, but it didn't detract from my liking of the book. I mean, in all honesty I wish it wasn't in the book just because I feel like it's unnecessary, but it felt authentic and not gratuitous so that's something.
The characters in this book were well developed and real. I loved how they weren't perfect -- how they weren't shown as these amazingly perfect, loving, people but people who got angry at their situation and who felt despair and got mad at how unjust their cancer was.
Definitely worth a read.
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