“A few weeks ago my friend and her daughter were visiting. We wanted to watch a movie, and as we were scrolling through the pages of options her daughter said "My Girl, let's watch that." I said "Isn't that sad?" and in unison without hesitation they both said "No." An hour and ten minutes later, through my snotty sobs, I cursed them both. I don't "do" deliberately sad. I REALLY don't do deliberately sad with kids. I've never seen Bambi.
The only reason I read this book is because John Green wrote it, and I love John Green. He did a really good thing with this book. He reminded people that sick kids are still kids. He did it with humor, and with a very good understanding of "kids today." It was gut-wrenchingly sad. More sad than it needed to be frankly, and the kids were a tinge over-precocious, even for kids who had to grow up really fast, but it's still an outstanding book.
I'm totally going to buy a copy of this book for my friends. In the inscrption I'm going to write "It's not sad." Suckas.