Absolutely loved it. second favorite next to looking for Alaska!
It was absolutely amazing :) I cried like a baby :P
me too--I read it on a plane ride. I got some weird looks since I was crying and laughing for hours :D
I decided to read it all in one sitting after the Tour de Nerdfighting event in Austin on Saturday... I'm not sure I've recovered yet. I think I cried for at least the last 2 hours of reading it.. so hard that I had a pile of tissues on the living room floor and I was starting to worry about waking my flatmate up with my sobbing.
I've only had a chance to read Paper Towns before this (which had me crying with laughter, and crying for real a bit too). Based on my rather limited exposure then to John's actual writing, TFiOS absolutely floored me. It was beautiful and genuine. The characters were real and interesting, and intelligent but still teenagers. I loved everything about it, and I've already roped my flatmate (who is not [yet] a nerdfighter) into reading it next. I'll probably have to re-read it before then, because I've legitimately been walking around in a half daze since I finished it.
It`s just the kind of book that you have to finish in one go. That seems to be a trend, at least. And yes, I too had to read it in one go. It was heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, yes, all of the hyphens! I loved it so much! And now I go back to the pre-TFiOS but still close to TFiOS vlogbrothers videos and I laugh at all the TFiOS references. It`s a fun way to while away the time.
Anyway, I`m still heart broken over the fact that I did not get to go to the Tour de Nerdfighting.
I live in Ontario.
I HATE EVERYTHING!
Ah, stupid google chrome spellcheck! TFiOS is a word! STOP RED SQUIGGLING-IT.
I apologize for my spaz.
Right?! I was having the same moments while I was reading thinking about all the videos with John talking about Amsterdam, the color orange, tulips, Swedish hip-hop, so many references!! I had flat out forgotten that Amsterdam was a huge hint for this book... don't know how I managed that. Probably suppressed it as too spoilery.
Adored it! Second best only to Paper Towns :D Personally (being the nerd I am) I saw so much symbolism (even with the eggs) before he even explained it. Wow, I just can't get over the awesomeness of the book and how he seems to be able to catch all those little things about teens, even us without cancer, that I didn't think anyone got!
I almost cried, but I was reading it during math class (I got it late and all my friends had read it; I needed to read it before they spoiled it and I imploded!), and how weird would that be if I just started bawling in the middle of taking notes when my teacher thought I was actually listening to her about, like, graphing cube root functions or whatever? LOL.
Also, I adore how John can take any serious situation and make it funny! How does he do it, because I'm incapable!
When I read the part about An Imperial Affliction ending mid sentence because the narrartor died I said "If this book ends like that I will be pissed" I was not alone in the room and so I got a few looks.
Augustus' texts to Hazel when he finished it made me laugh so much. That would have been exactly my reaction. Except I would have cried, if John had been that mean.