I had a whirlwind romance with this book: it made me laugh, made me cry, and made me rush to the ending though I didn’t really want to put it down. It’s a story of first love, but with the knowledge that it could easily be last love as well. It’s hilarious, heart-breaking, and wonderful down to the developed secondary characters and (sadly) fictional book that is the impetus for much of the plot movement. Augustus and Hazel are probably a bit too precocious, but then again, knowing you’re dying probably gives one added maturity.
Good for: You can probably tell from the review whether this book is for you or not. It’s aimed at young adults.
I read this book in May. I have had a lot of time to process it. And I am still well and truly pissed that An Imperial Affliction is not a real book! I can’t think of another fictional book I’d like to read more—and I can think of a lot of fictional books.