To be honest I think it was just a bit boring. It's been called "so much more than a cancer book", but it's not. It's a cancer book with romance, and that's it. It's not a bad book , just not one I was invested in.I mostly got annoyed by the characters. August and Hazel are some kind of uber-nerds that talk as if they swallowed a dictionary. I was okay with that, although I did skip plenty of parts when they went off on some existential discussions. Basically any part written by Van Houten (the writer guy) I completely skipped, because his writing was completely obnoxious. In the end I quite disliked Hazel, and I wasn't convinced their romance was more than a crush.