I participated in Peanut Butter Fingers' online book club for the second month in a row. I enjoyed reading other's thoughts on last month's book and to be able to do it at my leisure is always a bonus. I haven't made the jump to have my own book club yet with my friends, but hopefully come summer when we can lounge on a patio with wine (can't have book club without it) and discuss a book or two.
This month's selection chosen by members of the club was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I had recognized the cover of this book prior to starting it and it was given many awards in 2012. I again chose to do the audio version of the book as it was easier for me to listen to the book in the car than sit down and read it.
I found myself more and more not wanting to shut off my car to finish another chapter and hear just a bit more about the characters.
You know from the start that main character Hazel has terminal cancer and is just a teenager trying to get by and enjoy life as much as her crappy lungs will allow. She has a favorite book that she has read over and over and upon meeting an interesting boy, she shares the book with him, growing a bond between them that only they can truly understand - he too has cancer. They become almost inseparable as their impact in each other's lives is so drastic, yet amazing!
There were quite a few moments that I found myself ready to cry and by the end, I did cry. It's a sad but real story about life. That's all I'm going to give away as I think that everyone should read this book if they can. It's very well written (read as well) and definitely gets you to not want to put the book down.
I can't wait to read other's perspectives on the book. The posting will be on Peanut Butter Finger's blog soon, so keep a look out :)
PS - Cancer is evil! As if you didn't know that already..