My friend and fellow bookseller Dorothy put this book in my hand and told me to read it. I knew a bit about it and I balked. It took my many moons to pick it up again and start it. And within a few lines, I was in love. Don’t balk like I did, it’s worth reading and sharing.
Fault in Our Stars is about many things: love of books, love of reading, gaming, friendship, family, death, life, hope. It is funny and clever and most likely one of the best books I have ever read. It is also the most honest book about falling in love and what love means that I have yet encountered. (Just so you know, I have read a LOT). People might insinuate this is a sad book. They are wrong. It is not a sad book so chuck that idea right now. It is a moving book. There’s a difference. There are books one reads and enjoys. And then there are books that haunt us. I want a book like this one, a book that lives inside me, that I keep returning to again and again.
So go directly from here to your favorite library or bookstore and find a copy for yourself. And brace yourself for the surprise and joy of falling in love with a story.