Anyway, because I was following them on YouTube, I was also following them on Twitter, and there was much mention of #TFIOS and I had no idea what that was so I kind of ignored it for a while. Then I found out that John Green had written a book called The Fault In Our Stars and then it all clicked that the hashtag was an acronym of the title, blah blah.
So one day in July this year I was at Dymocks I saw the book. I had some gift vouchers from my birthday so I thought, 'what the hell, I'll buy it. At the very least Boyface could read it because he like loves both brothers.' And then it sat on my bookcase until this morning.
This morning was fairly uneventful. I went down the street, bought a coffee and some breakfast. Bought Boyface an MtG booster pack and myself some Disney Infinity power discs. I came home and sat on the balcony to enjoy some sunshine. Then I thought, 'hey, what a beautiful day! Maybe I'll go find a book and come back outside to enjoy it some more.'
Nine hours (and five loads of washing) later I finished The Fault In Our Stars.
It is the most profound, moving, poetic, inspiring, unashamedly amazing book I have ever read. And that is not even doing it justice.This book has quite probably ruined every other book in the world for me. It is JUST THAT GOOD.
So good in fact, I don't even have anything else to say about it, except that if every person in the world were only to read one book, please let it be that one.
So, go buy, borrow, beg or steal this book (probably don't steal it, that's a bit mean to whomever it is being stolen from), but however you get a hold of it, read it.
Go do it, like, now.