3: The Fault In Our Stars

by John Green

oh man

i wrote an unkind review of Looking for Alaska. It was unkind because I felt like it deserved it. But I cannot say the same for The Fault In our Stars.

I read it quickly today, as I had hoped that i would sneak it in between sessions of boring and uninteresting books but after i ate my lunch I couldn’t help but keep reading and here we are at five pm in the afternoon that I have finished.

I did take a small break after the ending of chapter 11 and went for a walk, in the rain no less (with an umbrella though) because there was somehow an overabundance of emotions just coming over me.

It is a young adult book so it does tread lightly on many things. but it doesn’t tread lightly on metaphors, literary euphemism and so on and so on

it was damn good

go read it

the below paragraph was when i thought, oh shit’s getting real

“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly. “Augustus,” I said. “I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

Posted: January 24th, 2012
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