Friday, August 16, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
SPOILER ALERT: I don't give details but I kindof "go there". So avoid if you don't want to know...or start pondering what happens in this book.
Tracey recently reminded me that I never blogged after reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green - at her suggestion.
What can I possibly say that will do this book justice? (Especially without being my usual, smartass self?)
It is beautiful. It is painful. It is comforting. It is funny. It is innovative. It is lovely. It is heart breaking.
And it is life...for too many kids.
I missed these characters so much after I finished the book. I miss their awesome personalities and their quirky situations. I miss the Literal Heart of Jesus (SO funny) and the descriptions of things like Isaac's giant owl eye. I miss how much they made me laugh while their lives were anything but funny. I miss the way Augustus Waters made me feel and the way Hazel Lancaster made me think.
And sadly enough, I miss a friend I lost at 17. That is what happens when you read this amazing book. You look at your own life and your own relationships...and you thank God for what you have...and cry for what you've lost.
PS - This book is being made into a film. And while the actors are not really matching up with the characters in my brain, I am really looking forward it (and will certainly bring my tissues.)