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Ugh, John Green… you know exactly how to reach me as a reader and rip my precious little heart in two. This is my FAVORITE new book of the year. I mostly like classics and older fiction, but John Green and Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles) have turned into my exception as of late. =)
The Fault in Our Stars follows the romance between Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. Do not misunderstand the previous sentence; the novel FOLLOWS the romance, it is not a novel ABOUT their romance. It’s a novel about death and cancer and heartbreaking truths.
Hazel Grace has been living her life safely and hidden. She refuses to drag down other people with her “crappy lungs” that are constantly fighting against her and the cancer that is now in remission, though it’s effects are lingering. Hazel does not want anyone to get too close and thus hurt when she dies, which she inevitably will.
Augustus Waters takes her completely off guard and she is somewhat powerless against his charm and oddities. They share common ground having met in a support group for cancer-ridden teens, as well as a love for reading, though their tastes differ somewhat in that aspect.
This novel is a roller coaster of emotions and a perfect read.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO MY INCREDIBLE POPPA!!!!!
You are my leader in Christ, my role model, my friend, my support system. You keep me laughing and make sure I never take myself too seriously! You are full of love for all people and animals. I am a very blessed daughter! We all love you terribly!! <3
Not at all what I was expecting, but just as awe-inspiring as I’d been told. The Giver explores a world of sameness, a world without pain, love, or true feeling.
How Lois Lowry came up with this concept is far beyond me, though I am so glad she did. So many thoughts to explore when it comes to what the book tells us about our own world and the oddity surrounding the idea of a world without oddities.
Loved it and definitely suggest this novel. It was eye-opening, to say the least!
-An intensive 3 hour hike up and down mini-mountains [aka: hills] with Mitch & Travis on Sunday has left my legs unproductive with random muscle spasms. Oh, mini-mountains.
-Forgetting to eat lunch last Friday. Things can get busy at work & then I get caught up in my tasking and totally space everything else I need to do, as in – EATING!
-Mitchel had training this week in Illinois, meaning I was home alone for two nights this past week. Sadface. We skyped, though, and that makes everything better.
-Owls are so awesome, I can’t even stand it. I want a pet owl! And a pet fox, while we’re at it!
-Planning with one of my besties for her moving plans in the next year! Don’t want to spoil it, since it’s her news, but I am SUPER THRILLED!!
-The movie Man in the Moon… it’s about Andy Kaufmann. Excellent acting by all involved. =)
I got another fantastico tattoo… and this one’s a whopper! =) It’s definitely a big’un, without further ado… my new tat!
I got a carousel horse in honor of my Grandma Mason [my mom's mother]. She got my brother and me an ornament for Christmas every year. Johnny’s were always teddy bears and mine were always carousel horses. I have been searching my entire adult life for carousel horse ornaments, but to no avail. When I first started getting tattoos, I knew this was one I’d really love. I didn’t expect it to be so huge, but I am beyond pleased with it!
My artist is Colin McClain. He’s an incredible tattoo artist and I gave him artistic freedom with this tattoo… and he really knocked it out of the park, as always, I should note!