Sometimes I have to wonder I put myself into situations that I know will leave me in an emotional puddle of feelings. I knew good and well going into this book that I was going to be upset before it ended, read the synopsis and you'll know it as well. A story of teenagers with cancer? I've never read a book that's made me cry so many times.
But back to my point at the beginning, I knew this book would make me feel a whole plethora of feelings. And it did. It's funny, it's touching, it's a story of love (romantic and of families), its one of hope and loss and everything else that makes up life. This is a story that doesn't hide ugliness behind a whitewashed wall of false hopes and misrepresentations of fiction as an outlet where every problem is solvable. Not everything that's broken can be fixed.
Life is not always a happy story. This is not a happy story. But like life, it's not all bad either. This is a book that makes you think, whether it's existential, depressing, hopeful, whatever.