"That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt."
This book is beautifully written with the obvious tragedy and yet I still could not put it down.
The love is beautiful in this book. It's sad, funny and at times heartbreaking but beautiful all through it.
With Hazel Grace being a cancer sufferer, I enjoyed the fact that she did not bullshit (sorry for the use of this word) how she loves to live life to the full because of her cancer instead she's honest. There are definitely good days but she also shared the bad days which made me like her so much more.
I loved the initial connection between Hazel and Gus (because I am a sucker for romance), from the first few lines of her describing being in the room with him, it was just clear how much this could grow.
The thing I particularly enjoyed about the book was that it illustrated the scary and sad paradox of dying being that dying allows one the opportunity to completely open up and simultaneously close one's self off from others.
Gus' way of speaking to Hazel at times took my breath away. Their love story is beautiful and heartbreaking like just about every Epic Love Story ever told.
"Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence"
I know the movie is going to be coming out later this year and I can't wait to watch it all I hope is that the actors portraying Hazel, Gus and especially Hazel's dad are all convincing in their love.
Linking up with Kay's Best Intentions for the blogger book club review.
Have you read this book? Will you watch the movie?