Although driving down the street blubbering like a big baby is not my usual form of entertainment, I’d have to say this time I rather enjoyed it. I’ve been listening to The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. I decided to give it a try because it was on every recommended reading list from the American Library Association to the New York Times.
What could be so enticing about a book in which most of the major characters have cancer? First, the reader is Kate Rudd (don’t worry, I’ve never heard of her either). She is fantastic! She literally becomes each character. When Hazel Grace is having trouble breathing because of her cancer ravaged lungs, you can really hear it (and feel it) in her voice. She immerses herself in the role of each character.
I’m quite used to getting so involved in a book that I stay up reading until the wee hours of the morning. I’m not so used to taking the long way home, driving out of my way or sitting in my driveway and extra few minutes just to listen to someone read just a little longer. Really, have you seen the price of gas? In conclusion, I have to say that this novel lived up to the hype. The characters were wonderful, the humor relieved the melancholy, and the story was just darn good.
Movie next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!