Something that does not happen very often as I don’t cry at the drop of a hat but this book had me in tears like no other. Yes it is a tearjerker but still a really really good book.
Hazel knows she is dying since the moment she has been diagnosed. A little miracle causes her tumor to shrink a bit this way buying her a little more time and then there is this cool guy in her Cancer Kids Support Group …
What a rollercoaster of a book, I can’t remember when I nearly simultaneously laughed and cried so hard whilst reading. John Green entered an area in this book that most writers especially for young adults have tried to avoid – Life and Death and all the messy bits in between.
A story about Love in the face of death told with humour, light, thrilling and pretty heartbreaking.
I was trying to avoid the book as I’m scared of the topic but I’m glad I overcame this as I would have missed meeting a wonderful writer and a phantastic book. I also read „Looking for Alaska“ by him which I equally liked and it made me realize that it is pretty stupid of me not to pay enough attention to the Young Adult sector.
Would love to also recommend John Green’s YouTube Channel „Crash Course“ that he runs with his brother Hank. They give online courses there in History, Literature, Astronomy, Biology, Physics etc were they present a topic in 10-15 minutes episode. Great example how learning can be fun and I’m pretty hooked to this channel now.
I would also like to use this opportunity to promote „Waldpiraten“ a camp organised by Deutsche Krebshilfe for Kids with Cancer and their siblings, which I think is a brilliant idea.
More information can be found here:
I am going to send some money over to them and will add 1 € for each like and comment you guys put on here – what do you think ?
Which book made you weepy ?
Das Buch erschien im Hanser Verlag.