Author: John Green
Genre: YA Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3/5 (just okay)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Kate Rudd
Yearly Count: 21
Hazel, a terminally ill teenaged girl meets a boy, Augustus, at a support group and love blooms.
This book sounded just like watching John Green on YouTube. And . . . for me, that's not necessarily a good thing. I have seen many episodes of Green and his attempt at getting in as many words in one breathe as fast as he can is very annoying to me. It's that cadence that the narrator reads the book as well.
I found the teenage relationship to be a bit cheesy, and the flirting banter, as well as the playful interactions between friends a bit over the top. The plot itself had a few unbelievable scenes and ones that took some meaning away from the book. I think this is probably a great book for young adults, but for this adult, it was just okay. I think it's safe to say that I'm simply not much of a John Green fan.