Young adult books writers like John Green are the reason I still read young adult and children’s literature. When reading this book, I found it sweet. I mean this as big compliment as I rarely find books sweet and endearing to this degree. I even want to find a partner who is sweet as the characters to each other in the book. There is a loving thread that goes through the friendships, the romance, and the parental-child relationships of the book.
This book is extremely popular at the moment, and I can see why. I don’t find it mawkish or maudlin. I like that both the protagonists have physical disabilities. I like that they deal with things realistically. I find Green writes teenagers that believable and true.
Aside from the characters, I loved the interlude in Amsterdam. I remember that city fondly and would go back.
I look forward to seeing how they adapt the movie.
“And in freedom, most people find sin.”
Read January 19, 2014.
Hi – Yeah I need to read this very popular YA novel soon too. I guess the movie of it is coming out in June so I definitely want to be ready for that. Tearjerker or not, I’m going to pick this book up. cheers.
Hi Susan! I’m going to be seeing the movie as well, but it’s a lovely tearjerker of a novel. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!