Monday, June 16, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

I decided to read this book because I saw it on a list of "books to read before the movie comes out this summer," and because Amazon had it on sale for $3 or $4 at one point.

Technically, I believe this is a young adult book, but it's perfectly entertaining for adults, too.  No, not much of the plot is realistic.  Especially the parts that involve the eccentric author of the main character's favorite book.  And the teenagers are all smart and full of witty repartee (if only this reflected reality!).

But it doesn't matter.  There's a lot of laugh out loud moments.  I snuffled my way through the last third of the book.  It pulls at your heartstrings, that's the long and the short of it.  There's some 'meaning of life'  and 'why are we here' stuff that keeps it from being total fluff, but it's close to the line.

Final call:

Give it a shot.  Eat some ice cream and cry like a baby.  Don't feel bad about it  :)


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