Lately it’s been really hard to get any reading done. As much as I love it, I don’t have the time sit with an open book and get swept away with the story. I also don’t have the budget for new books and since I’m not spending any money this month (#30makeitwork) I needed an alternative.
My sister has been talking about audiobooks for a while and I was intrigued! I do think it matters who the speaker is for audiobooks because some of them I can’t imagine listening to for multiple hours, or I just can’t understand but that wasn’t the case for this book!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was exactly what I expected it to be and more! I’ve been seeing the previews of the movie and hearing everyone rave about it that it was an obvious choice on my wish list. (Let’s just say I am a sucker for a good love story too!)
Here’s Amazon’s description in case you haven’t seen or heard about it:
“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.”
I think sometimes we forget what it’s like to be a young adult. The struggles, the high’s, and the moments that are unforgettable. This book takes you back and reminds you what it’s like to have all of those and to not have all of those things. Imagine a life without all those school memories and moments because they were taken away from you due to your health. Imagine finding those moments you never thought you’d have when you least expected it.
John Green takes you inside the life of three amazing characters who haven’t had it easy and gives you a new perspective on what it’s like to live with cancer as a young adult. It’s not just about a life with cancer though it’s about life and love in general. How we impact each other in this world and whether it has a lasting impression on those we love. Are we sure we want a lasting impression after all?
To me, this book is a must read for those who enjoy young love stories and new perspectives. I absolutely enjoyed it!
I got the free audiobook this go round from Audible but luckily our library supports audiobooks so I will be able to continue to more free whenever I please! This is a great alternative for me since I can’t sit and read these days, but I can sit and listen!