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The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green In the world of [a:John Green|1406384|John Green|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1353452301p2/1406384.jpg], teenagers are witty, worldly and muse philosophically with large vocabularies. If you can get over this fact and, like, you have a soul, you'll fall for this book just like I have.

John Green is a very thoughtful and honest writer, and he takes care to write a full story for his characters. You find out near the middle of the book that one character is close to dying. There isn't a quick death, with the one left behind gazing mournfully at a sunset. Just as the beginning half is giddy with the sweetness of falling in love, the second half chips away brutally at your heart with the realities of a person slowly succumbing to a disease. I was shedding tears even while laughing at the humour the characters still brought to their situation.

I can't wait for the movie.