This is a new meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit that caught my eye. Basically, every Monday there’s a new prompt which you use to recommend an awesome book. There’s not much I love more than recommending a good book, except maybe having a good book recommended to me!
This week’s prompt is to recommend a book that made you emotional, and I immediately knew what book I had to choose even though it is so ridiculously obvious that I feel so unoriginal for choosing it. I am, of course, speaking of The Fault in our Stars by John Green. If for some reason you have not read it yet, here’s why you need to.
John Green is one of my favourite authors, not only because of his books but because of the nerdfighting community him and his brother Hank Green began. If I was only going to buy one book for myself this year, it would have been this book.
The summary says this book is about Hazel Grace, a sixteen year old girl with thyroid cancer and her meeting with Augustus Waters. But that can’t explain what this is. This book is meeting a new friend and watching them learn to live again. This book is falling in love slowly and then all at once. This book is laughing and then crying and then laughing while crying until you’re not sure how you feel any more but you do know that you are certainly, oh so certainly, feeling. This book is discovering that “okay” means everything.
This book made me emotional in all the ways. I laughed out loud while reading, which I hardly ever do. I cried through a good sixty pages, which I NEVER do. Have you ever tried to read through tears because you don’t want to take the time to stop to wipe your eyes? Read this book and you will.
Still not convinced? Check out these five-star reviews from me and my blogging buddies!
- Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten
- April @ Good Books and Good Wine
- Helen @ Daydream Believer
- Jen @ Almost Grown-Up
- Tessa @ Crunchings and Munchings
- My review (spoiler free) & discussion post (with spoilers)
Let me know what you thought of this book in the comments (no spoilers please!), and if you haven’t read this book, please tell me WHY AND THEN GO READ IT.