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The Fault in Our Stars

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DevonFolk Fri 21-Nov-14 08:07:09

I know it's aimed at a younger audience, but my goodness it had me sobbing into my pillow last night blush Anyone else? <hopeful>

Dxb1 Fri 21-Nov-14 12:37:43

I made a very bad decision to watch it on a recent flight, yes I was that very strange looking woman desperately trying not to blub and failing miserably !

hackmum Fri 21-Nov-14 17:14:38

Yes, it was really sad. Thought it was very well done for a YA book - very touching.

northernmummeh Fri 21-Nov-14 17:20:44

I must be dead on the inside blush everyone was telling me how they weeded while reading it. I just found it all a bit predictable blush

northernmummeh Fri 21-Nov-14 17:22:13

Weeded?! lol

Weeped

Weeped!

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 21-Nov-14 17:22:36

Yes, I found it very moving.

Agggghast Tue 25-Nov-14 18:27:21

I thought it was moving but You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye destroyed me.

InfinitySeven Tue 25-Nov-14 18:28:54

I didn't find it that moving, but I saw straight through the plot. I think I prepared myself for it because it was so obvious, so it didn't hit me.

CalicoBlue Tue 25-Nov-14 22:23:50

I did not like it. Could not get into it and stopped reading after about a third of the book.

MorelliOrRanger Sun 30-Nov-14 09:37:42

I didn't cry but enjoyed the book immensely.

Did you know john green wrote it based on a girl he met years ago?

PacificDogwood Sun 30-Nov-14 09:40:36

I thought it captured the 'dealing with mortality and sickness' and 'being a teenager' all at the same time very well.

I liked it, but did not sob grin

"Before I die' otoh… floods of tears.

SkaterGrrrrl Mon 01-Dec-14 22:24:14

I loved it. Film is sweet too.

Calmthefeckdown Tue 09-Dec-14 02:26:09

What age is it suitable for? My 11yr old dd reckons half her class have read it (she's at secondary) but I'm not sure about its content for her. I have no interest in reading it beforehand - too sad for me <wuss>

MorelliOrRanger Tue 09-Dec-14 05:23:07

I'm not sure I would want my 11 yo to read it tbh. Though I do think it's aimed at teenagers.

CuttedUpPear Tue 09-Dec-14 07:52:52

It's got sex in it so I don't think suitable for an 11yo.

I read it and cried!
The characters are really well written.

Takver Tue 09-Dec-14 13:56:27

DD is 12 in yr 8, I'd think it's very likely half your dd's yr 7 class has read it, they're all madly into John Green at her school. I've skimmed it & wasn't particularly taken (found it a bit soppy) but I wouldn't have had a problem with her reading it last year, in fact she might have been 11 when she read it, can't remember.

There may be sex in it, but it's all very 'responsible' IYKWIM, and I guess lots of YA books that they'll be reading in 2ndary have sex in . . . (Hunger Games / Divergent / Mortal Instruments etc etc )

PacificDogwood Tue 09-Dec-14 16:20:41

There is the allusion to sex in it - no description of actual sex IYKWIM.

Many 11 yo read it and like it.

Calmthefeckdown Tue 09-Dec-14 19:16:13

Thanks all.

Letmeeatcakecakecake Tue 06-Jan-15 21:47:47

I really wish I looked for some spoilers before starting this book.

I actually had Osteosarcoma, the same as Augustus... So I was bawling/grieving whilst reading this!

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