Thursday, 29 March 2012
What was, however, a blot on the horizon, was the hype, which a few of us found to dimish our enjoyment of the book. Green of course has an almost cult following in the 'Nerfighters', who follow both his and his brother Hank's adventures through their YouTube channel 'vlogbrothers'. Perhaps it was that before it had even been released it was destined for Bestseller lists worldwide that heightened our expectations, but unfortunately it didn't quite live up to them.
There is no doubt that it is a good book, and having topped the New York Times Bestseller List we are glad that it is recieving the critical acclaim that it no doubt deserves. Yet at it's core it is a simple story: boy meets girl, falls in love, yet they both have cancer. What is special about this book though is the small, intricate details that Green deals with, the conversations and emotions. Green clearly establishes that he needs no great adventure to tell a great story, he sees the extraordinary in the ordinary, and as such, so do we as the reader.