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This was my first introduction to the author John Green and I must admit he is an amazing writer, with the ability to build suspense and ...
on 14 June 2018
This is a beautifully-written story about life, death, and the rollercoaster in between.
This was my first introduction to the author John Green and I must admit he is an amazing writer, with the ability to build suspense and to hit you in the gut with a dose of raw emotion when you least expect it. The issues that John Green explores in this novel are difficult but he manages to bring a balanced atmosphere, which is both sad and full of life. His ability to bring understanding, he doesn't gloss over the difficult times which can occur with this condition but shines a new light on it.
John Green didn’t write a story which was there to please the audience or even give you the ending you wanted! Death is death and it will take from whoever and wherever it feels like, without any exception. He didn’t prettify cancer and all the situations felt very real, he was able to develop characters which weren’t heroes or saints… but just regular people that you can relate to both in their happy times and sad. John Green has the ability to throw in humour with seeming disrespectful and can be appreciated to break up some of the sadder moments.
I have learned so much from this novel, including:
1. Funerals are for the living.
2. Much of life is most definitely a common and irritating side-effect of dying.
3. It’s not vitally to leave important scars.