“I would have to say this is one of my all-time favorite books. Just the topic Green chose was interesting to me, as I love reading (and writing) realistic and tragic things like diseases, homelessness, bullying, etc. And he chose cancer. And his characters nailed the usual book on cancer-how the character dies in rememberance after doing something like starting a charity or whatever. While I'm sure there are books that have exactly that, but are great, it gets old. And Green really didn't write about his main characters dying. He wrote about living life to the fullest, and being who you are. But it wasn't even in a cheesy way-it was more underneath, as an underlining message.
I really liked Hazel. She was clever, funny, smart, and just honest. She was not only honest to herself, but to others. Even if it hurt them. And I like that in a character.
But Agustus. Besides having cancer, he and Hazel were quite different. He was hilarious and just...awesome. I loved his character all around. How he 'dated' that girl and couldn't leave her, even though she was mean. How he was an incredible friend and just memorable. I loved his character.
Really, all the characters were well written and thought-out. Even Hazel's friend who is only mentioned a couple times-she had her own personality and their friendship connected with the story.
I think Green has a strong point with characters. This could just be me, though, because I love deep, meaningful characters. But his characters and topic alone are what formed the story. They are what formed my love for this freaking novel and the relief that I bought it so I can reread it sometime. [3
So, in the end, I am going to give this a four. This is simply because I didn't care for the ending. It didn't feel...complete. I mean, it just ended so arubtly. Sure, something important happened, but John left you to wonder....and wonder...and wonder.
All in all, I highly recommend this book. It's an amazing read, seriously. I can't believe I stopped reading for so long because now I find a new book at least once every two weeks. :)”