Oh my goodness. I had heard lots about this The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, one half of the famous Vlog Brothers. I had heard both how wonderful and how terribly sad it was. I bought it awhile ago but have been waiting to read it. I just wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it. It’s about childhood cancer after all. When is a good time to take on that topic?
Turns out the time is on a quiet Monday afternoon when you have more things to do on your to do list then you can even count. I had read more than half the book when I sat down this afternoon and then I couldn’t get back up again. Except to get kleenex. And then more kleenex. I didn’t get anything done. I didn’t answer the phone… Sorry Mom- you called and I kept reading. I was sobbing too loudly to talk anyway. I didn’t cook dinner or prepare for tomorrow’s tutoring lessons or clean up the house.
I am not sure how I feel about The Fault In Our Stars. My head hurts from crying and I lost an entire afternoon.
But I still think I love the book. I love the book for being the kind of book that takes you totally and completely away. I’m pretty sure that every so often, we all need that.