I am rating this 2.5 Stars.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green was our group's November read.
I don't normally read young adults novels but I love when our group picks something different that takes me outside my comfort zone. When I read the blurb of this novel I really had reservations about reading a book about cancer and that it might be too depressing but was pleasantly surprised as this is a love story (not mad about them either) but its a story of two young cancer patients who fall in love and we follow them on their adventure to Amsterdam in a quest for answers.
I enjoyed the story but the whole time I was reading it I kept thinking this is really YA and if it had not been a book club read I am not sure I would have finished it as I could not relate to the two characters. I was expecting to be more moved by the plot and the characters but while both were interesting I found myself tuning out quite a bit.
This book was actually a good group discussion book, some loved it and some found it too YA.
Quote from the book: "That's the thing about pain it demands to be felt"