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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/1060I really don't have the words to express how much I loved this book. On the surface, it's an ill-fated love story. But that hardly scratches the surface. This book is about life and living life to the fullest while facing the inevitability of mortality and oblivion.I fell in love with Augustus Waters on the very first page he appeared.John Green is one hell of a writer. Not only did he capture a teenage girl's voice perfectly, he also has that uncanny ability to make me laugh and cry at the same time. It's not easy to simultaneously break one's heart and offer healing, but John Green can do that. And he did it so very well.To be honest, I put off reading this book for nearly two months because I was afraid of reading some Debbie Downer book that I couldn't handle at the current point of my life. I heard "cancer" and immediately thought of Lurlene McDaniels and how I used to read her books and bawl until I couldn't see anymore.This is not the same sort of story.There is cancer, yes. There is also reality. But there is also love. And there is life.It's really the best kind of book.It will definitely get a reread.