“Are you okay?” Hubby runs into the room, his face crinkled with worry.
Sniffle. Sniffle. “I’m fine.” I wipe my face with my shirt sleeve, drying a tear (and, thankfully, not getting snot all over myself). “This book is just so good!”
“Okay… Um, let me know if you need anything, I guess?”
“I’m good, thanks,” I whimper, then reach for a tissue…
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.
I don’t know if a book has ever caused me to cry before. And I wasn’t crying because I was sad, although there were some parts during which I was sad. I was crying because I was just so damn moved. A kind of crying that felt sort of awesome.
The element that I appreciated the most in this book: The characters’ voices.
But smart, witty, down to Earth teenagers. Teenagers who appreciate a mix of activities, from video games, to intellectually stimulating reading. Teenagers with interesting and witty views of the world and their own worlds. A book about teenagers with no keggers or pep rallies in it. That fact alone was kind of refreshing.
Anywho, I will not go into a summary of what the book is about (because any attempt on my part could not do justice to Mr. Green).But I can say this: If you enjoy smart, witty humor, if you enjoy being moved, if you enjoy experiencing love in its many forms, then I recommend this book to you as a good read.
May snot flow freely from your face,
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