Well what have I been reading?
I have just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
First of all, a huge thank you to John Green for a truly astounding read.
It took me about a week to read, simply because I had a fairly flighty week in terms of my focus. The story needs no explanation, it has been out for some time, hell there is even a movie. So I don’t need to tell you what happens or an over view.
So, yes I suppose I might as well admit this, I did tear up.
The story is very well written, the characters are clear and defined, and I loved the attitude and style.
I can’t say that this story had a satisfying ending, because we all have that secret hope when we read a book that everyone gets a chance to live good happy ever afters. But this book seems to love rubbing in your face that the world is not a “wish granting factory” and there’s no happy endings, mainly endings.
I would love to know what happens to the parents and of course to Isaac. But I daren’t ask for fear of something that was never enough. It is good to imagine their lives in a positive glow. Still at least there was less of an “all men must die” vibe to this so thank you John Green.
I must admit I found it interesting that Hazel was a veggie and didn’t rub being a veggie in other people’s faces kind of thing. She seemed to be a character that reserved her rights to being judgemental but never felt particularly judgemental, more of an observationist.
I enjoyed reading the book, the perspective and the glimpse into another world. It was a great story and more than anything it allowed me to escape.
I am a reader that loves to go into another world when I am reading. I love that feature the most when it comes to stories. I want to feel like I can touch the world that the author presents. To feel it through someone else’s eyes or to observe the character, their features and their flaws. I like the lack of perfection and the accidental perfection. I am a person who grew up on one form of story or another, so yes, for me, living in other worlds, stories from the outside world like musicals or movies or tv shows or books, it comes naturally. Even day dreaming- yup I admit as much as I live in other worlds I live in my own in my own kind of story. That’s the reality of how I work on scenes or plots, just like everyone else.
I am a day dream believer.
But I loved reading The Fault in Our Stars, it was another world and it was a great world.