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Monday, August 11, 2014

I caved...

...and read The Fault in Our Stars.  My reactions on Goodreads:

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The last time I read a book with this much hype was the first Harry Potter. That turned out quite well, considering that I'm re-reading the series for the fourth time now.

I was prepared not to like this book, but I did. It has a way of getting under your skin. It was funny and sad and light and heavy...and realistic, for the most part. The only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars was that the voices didn't ring true, at least to my ears. When was the last time you heard a 16-year-old use the word "sobriquet"? I almost felt like Green "YA-ed it down" to attract a larger audience, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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