My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Holy Crap on a cracker! Ok well I’m officially ruined the rest of the week. I can’t put enough stars on my screen for the way this book made me feel.
I mean DAMN move over Nicholas Sparks!
Anyway I’m going to try to calm down and give a review. No need for crazy gifs or images to fluff up the review on this one.
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16 year old cancer survivor. With lungs that don’t act like lungs she is constantly in need of an portable oxygen tank. With the request of her mother she attends regular support group meetings. Where she meets Augustus Waters, a 17 year old ex basketball player and amputee. Their story though tragic is compelling. You scratch and claw at the pages to get to the next one. While their love story unfolds….the built up anguish you feel intensifies because this one, like Romeo and Juliet, you know can not end on a good note. So would you fall in love to know that getting hurt is inevitable?
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do get to choose who hurts you. I like my choices I hope she likes hers…”
My only complaint, if any, was that I felt the authors writing thought beautiful, was too intellectual for a 16 and 17 year old. Even for very intelligent ones, they still don’t recite poetry by heart and speak impeccable language.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings”…Shakespeare got it all wrong. This love story proves it.
Ok I lied this picture just seemed so fitting.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 WTF OMG FREAKING BRILLIANT stars!
What a roller coaster ride that one just put me through. From the very first chapter you are like “what happens, what happens what happens?”
This one I thought I had nailed the plot in the end but BAM! It changed and I was left in a heap of tears and OMGs.
Rachel is an eighteen year old with a bright future ahead of her. She has an awesome boyfriend, Matt and is about to graduate high school and move out to college to be a journalist. Her friends gather one last time at their local hangout. Until a tragic accident leaves Jimmy dead and Rachel in the hospital with a concussion and a horrific facial scar.
Fast forward five years. Rachel is coming back to her hometown for her friend’s wedding. She meets her friends again to celebrate. Matt and her broke up years before and she is suffering debilitated headaches that she tries to hide from everyone. She soon finds herself depressed and at the grave of her beloved childhood friend Jimmy. She passes out only to wake up in the hospital. Nothing is the same, everyone is changed. Matt is now her fiance and Jimmy is still alive. She has her dream job and her face is scar free.
She tries to make sense of what is real and what is not. She and Jimmy go on a truth mission in London where she is left with the feeling she is more alone and lost than she thought.
Her relationship with Matt is strained and her relationship with Jimmy is getting stronger. Who will she choose or will she wake up one day and it all be back the way it was?
The ending will surprise you. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! Like nothing you have ever read.
3 Solid Stars!
This book was a wonderful escape from the deep, dark and twisty novels I have been reading. Totally YA which sometimes I find refreshing with a little splash of humor that makes you VERY glad that you are not a teenager anymore.
Story centers around 21 teenagers that mysteriously developed telepathy abilities after receiving a flu shot.
They soon realize that being able to read people’s minds is not what is cracked up to be. Secrets are exposed, crushes are revealed and relationships are ruined.
A sweet read and worth every page.
“I need the world to stop being such an ugly place full of hurt. I need to wake up and really believe everything will be okay instead of just hoping it will be. I want to be one of the lucky ones that have a good life.”
Wow this book got me. So much pain and heartache. A beautiful story of how two people find that with each other they can overcome the pain.
Callie actually surpsied me with her strength in this one. She was able to be Kayden’s rock and help him overcome his own demons.
“Don’t get to close it’s dark inside…” the lyrics of Demons by Imagine Dragons kept playing in my mind. “I can’t escape this now unless you show me how”…
Make someone understand that you understand them no matter what it takes
My only complaint was I thought the ending was a little dull. I hope to know more about the outcome of Kayden’s dad and Caleb.
All in all a GREAT read and I CAN’T WAIT for the next one!!!