I’m going to jump right into the review because I just loved this book and the movie so much!
Hazel Grace Lancaster hates going to the cancer support group. With her cynical look at life, she just can’t seem to take anything seriously. But at one of these meetings, she meets Augustus Waters, a good looking, charismatic cancer survivor with one leg. They bond immediately and Hazel finds herself at Augustus’s house watching a movie and promising to read his favorite book. In exchange, Augustus promises to read her favorite book, An Imperial Affliction. After reading it, Augustus expresses his frustration over the incomplete ending of the book and decides to track down the author, unbeknownst to Hazel. As their journey to discover the ending of the novel unfolds, Hazel and Augustus fall more and more for each other.
Okay so maybe this isn’t my best book review. But this book made me cry my eyes out and I still can’t talk about it without getting teary. In my opinion, any book that can have such a strong effect on a reader is a great read. Everyone should read this book. It is soooo unique and different from other cancer novels. The personalities of the characters are so vibrant and quirky. They aren’t just sad and steeped in their own depressive thoughts; they are funny and cynical and can enjoy life even when faced with death. It’s an inspiring, funny, tear-jerking journey that everyone NEEDS to go on.
The movie was wonderful and I think it was because of the author’s involvement in the making of the movie. Almost all of it flowed with the book so if you hadn’t read the book, it was still alright. I think the casting was fantastic and the actors were so in tune with their role. Even if you don’t want to read the book, watch the movie. It will make you laugh and cry and fall in love all at the same time.
Happy Reading and watching!!!!!