Soulfully acted, especially by a never-better Shailene Woodleyand several degrees smarter than most films aimed at teenagers, this Fox melodrama ought to strike a resonant chord with young audiences. More Reviews TV Review:
Paperback Verified Purchase The best stories are about memory.
It is my third favorite story and favorite non-fantasy novel. One day Hazel catches the attention of a boy named Augustus and their romance is as breathtaking and expedient as it is completely genuine and uncontrived.
Augustus has recovered from bone cancer that left him with a prosthetic leg, but did nothing to diminish his spirit.
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So much so that Hazel shares with him that her favorite book is a story by the reclusive author Peter Van Houten called An Imperial Affliction. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
But Hazel makes it very clear that this is not a cancer book in the same way that The Fault in Our Stars is not a cancer book. And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us.
We could all do that if we tried that way no one has to be forgotten. But will we then fight over who we are allowed to remember?
Or will the fourteen just be added to those we can never forget? They read each other the poetry of T. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything.
There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever.
There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. How will I find something to match this? How can I pick up another book and not expect it to resonate with this haunting beauty, this tragedy ringed with comic teenage snark and tones that are themselves tragic in their sarcasm like whistling in the ninth circle of hell or laughing uproariously at the monster?
That the fact that the plot may be cliched is unimportant and that dwelling on such trivialities is in and of itself a fatal flaw. This story is so much more than the letters and words on each page.
Is it worth reading? Has anything sad and heartbreaking not been worth reading? The story of Hazel and Augusts deserves to be read just as the story of Anna, her mother, and dear hamster Sisyphus deserves an ending, and that becomes their exploit to seek out reclusive Peter Van Houten so that the characters can be properly laid to rest and remembered.
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The Fault in Our Stars really caught me off guard.
I knew it was tear-jerker. (The friend who recommended it to me also recommended I don’t read it in public and if I . 3 days ago · John, whose YA novel “The Fault in Our Stars” sold more than 10 million copies and became a hit film, has paid his success forward with an outsize surprise campaign to .