Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I have to say, I was really amazed by the writing in this one. I found it truly superior to much YA fiction. There were a few issues for me with believability, however. I just had a hard time believing how witty and fast the dialogue moved among the teenagers, especially during some very emotional moments. It's kind of like Gilmore Girls - I love the show and think the writing, especially the dialogue, is amazing, but I don't believe that anyone can be that "on" all the time. Same here. Despite that, I am seriously impressed.
I couldn't put it down. I have several of John Green's other books that I've not read yet and this made me want to devour them all immediately. Despite the heavy nature of the book (I won't summarize here because you've probably already read a million summaries, but check out the Goodreads page if you've somehow missed them), or maybe because of the heavy nature, the book is compulsively readable. I flew through it and loved every minute of the experience. It's touching, witty, hilarious, and will make you cry your eyes out.
You must read this book. Seriously. I recommend it to everyone, but make sure you've got tissues handy and are in a place where you can ugly cry and laugh out loud, sometimes at the same time.
Posted by Julie G at 4:26 PM