WARNING: Some information on this review contains spoilers. You have been warned.
There are some things in life that we hate: A person, a situation, or a story, and unfortunately you can’t do anything about them but to live with it.
I don’t have any passion in reading sad stories cause my life already has its own version of sad stories. I lost people that I’ve loved: family, friends, and colleague. And reading stories about death and dying would only make it worse, thus I tend to keep my distance from thIS kind of prose. You may think that I’m a hypocrite for reading “The Fault In Our Stars” since I only expect happy endings. Honestly, I’m flabbergasted with the ending. Sadden by the hero’s unforeseen demise. A part of me refuse to believe, I was hoping that I just read wrong, just like what Hazel Grace feel, hoping it was just all a bad dream.
I was teary-eyed with every turn of the page. Although there were some parts where I broke out with incessant laughter (Green does have a wicked sense of humor. Who would’ve thought dying has a sense of humor?). The ending is just like Peter Van Houten’s “An Imperial Affliction”: done but hanging. I would want to know if Hazel Grace survived, if Isaac found a girlfriend, or will Van Houten die because of liver cirrhosis, and if I ask John Green these questions, would he answer me with all his truthfulness or would he be a douche just like Peter Van Houten (LOL!!)?
This novel left me with questions, a broken heart, and yet I still gave it a 5-star. Just like “A Walk To Remember” (I’m referring to the movie adaptation), left me crying for days but I still watch it a hundred times, and cried even more (morbid much?).
I would recommend it to readers who loves tear-jerking novels, funny people who loves reading tear-jerking novels, or people who just love to read.
Note: I’m a huge fan of Young-Adult novels, can any of you recommend me a good one?