My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It was a hard decision for me to read this book because of the content. My grandmother passed away from cancer, and I feel like this book captures the feeling of isolation that comes with it. I wanted to dislike Hazel for some crazy reason, maybe because I didn’t want to get attached to her because I’m afraid she’s going to die.
Yet I ended up liking her and anger and how unfair it is. The more I read, the more I liked it. By the end I ended up like anyone reading it who got emotionally involved, in tears. This book is worth a read, if only because you will not forget it or what you felt when you were reading it.
This book evokes feelings of a childhood that you watch pass by you too soon as you recall memories you haven’t thought of in years, giving you that nostalgic feeling which makes you want to cry for no reason, and for all the reasons in the world as you remember you are not young anymore, and your world isn’t yours for the taking. That’s how emotional this book is.