The Review: Initially, I found one aspect of this book intensely annoying. The narrator’s dialogue and, like, thoughts are written in such a, like, smart-ass and, like, irritating way and seem to be a mismatch for her relative youth. However, I was able to forgive this ten times over when I watched the relationship with fellow cancer fighter, Augustus, develop.
It’s a book that reaches a profundity most books never manage to achieve. It’s genuinely funny while being achingly, often overwhelmingly, sad. I read the closing chapters through a mist of tears. It takes a special author to create something this moving.
The Verdict: After reading this book, I can easily forgive any faults in this truly special novel.