Posted by : Ruby Escalona Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hope. Its the one word that makes keeps us human. It is what keeps us going every single day of our lives. It is the one thing that people cling on to when they feel that all is lost in the world. Hope for a new beginning, a sudden turn of events, a new job, anything.
Hope is what makes us be us.
I loved this book by John Green. It is a tale of Hazel and Augustus, of finding, and losing love, and not afraid of falling in love even when knowing you are about to kick the bucket soon.
Of giving what you have the most, your innermost thoughts and feelings to one person whom you know might not be around for long with you.
The book was full of quotable quotes and of meaning and joy.
It sure made me sit up and think about what I have in my life and just live everyday to the fullest. As these two characters definitely lived with uncertainty - will they still wake up tomorrow?
Of soing things you never would have thought of. Of getting rid of things and thoughts that make you unhappy. Of sacrifice and of thinking about other people first instead of yourself. Of putting yourself out there.
Reading this book defintely made me want to jump on a plane and go to Amsterdam. Of just flying to Holland, a teeny tiny country in Europe with so much history and culture I am sure I would have a blast exploring it. Of being my second favourite city in the whole wide world, even though I have not yet set foot on it. It is magical. It just is.
The book has painted a wonderful picture of Amsterdam to me, and googling the photos of the houses and the canals lit up at night, it just charmed me to bits and pieces.
This book made me cry. I never thought I would enjoy such a book but I did. Even through the hype, I still loved it and I'm glad I got to read it before the film comes out. The film should paint a beautiful picture of this tale, unlike some others that have butchered the tale like crazy.
The weekend that I type this blog has just been one full of hope.
From reading this book, from watching The Great Gatsby, and researching for places to go to in my new future home, it was just so exciting. A new beginning, a new life, a new turf.
This all came with a price, of course, if you may have noticed my blog posts before this.
So I had better wrap up this post before I get too personal. Read this book, just do. It is just one of those things you'll have to do. No doubt it will be one of those modern classics everyone will keep on going about.

2 Responses so far.

  1. I LOVED this book! It's one of my all time favorites! Can I fall in love with someone who has cancer... I guess the answer is yes, cause I fell in love with both the main characters.

    Marlene Detierro (Ptarmigan Alaska)

  2. @Marlene - awww that's cute :)
    Many thanks for visiting my blog!

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