7 Followers
22 Following
brandikosiner

Blkosiner's Book Blog

Review YA and Teen books with the occasional NA thrown in.

Currently reading

He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear From God
Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore
Resist
Sarah Crossan
New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life
Joyce Meyer
Politically Incorrect Wife with Study Guide
Connie Grigsby, Nancy Cobb
The Power of a Praying® Parent
Stormie Omartian
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green Who knew that depressing and funny could be woven together so seamlessly and beautifully? Well, I didn't quite realize it until I started reading this awesome book by John Green. Hazel has this dry humor that I love, and Augustus is witty and blunt--it really does make for a sweet combo. I really flew through this one and loved most everything about it. I enjoyed how sweet relationship between Hazel and Gus, plus their friendship with Isaac. The conversations were so realistic, and made me laugh. Both Hazel and Gus' parents were every kind of amazing and involved. I loved the side quest with the author Houten. He was hateful and disappointing but inspiring somehow all at the same time. The characters are amazingly flawed and maybe that is what made me love it. It was very down at times but that made it all the more realistic... It is about kids dying and fighting cancer, and cancer sucks. And let's face it, life sucks sometimes too. And Green embraces that through his writing. I really don't have a lot to add except that it is powerful and I recommend it. There are so many glowing reviews, well deserved. Bottom Line: Deliciously heart wrenching and hilarious.