I had never read a John Green novel before, but he is now one of my favorites. I purchased this book with Christmas gift cards, but it wasn't until school was out that I started this book . . . and finished it within a day or two. This is unprecedented given how slooooooooowly I read and how needy my family can be during my reading time.
The biting humor evident in the first chapter permeated throughout the book. I enjoyed the sarcastic, borderline irreverent perspective of the main character and the camaraderie she shared with other teens struggling with cancer-related issues. I cried throughout the last sixty pages of the book, though I wouldn't say this novel is a sad tale.
This book was so well written, and I loved many of the mentions of other texts such as Shakespeare (the title is a from a quote from Julius Caesar) or T.S. Eliot's Prufrock (author read).
I need to check out the author's website: John Green. I gave this book to my non-reader daughter. She is currently devouring it. In fact, she has downloaded two other John Green books to her Kindle. Yeah!