"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you."
This was hands down my favorite John Green book I have read to this date. I now understand why people love this author so much. Hazel Grace was the perfect narrator. She was thoughtful, imaginative, and real. Sure, this was a book about cancer, but to me it was more a book about love, friendship, and the realities of death, as well as the want and need to leave a legacy of sorts.
There are so many quotable parts to this book and the dialogue was written at a high level with many fantastic literary references thrown in, that I am happy to have known.
Of course I cried like a baby in certain parts, I am human after all, and after dealing with death of a loved one in April myself, this was a very comforting book to read, as we all have the curse of mortality hanging over our heads. However, like Hazel, Gus, and Isaac, I plan on living every day noticing things, paying attention, in order to leave my own little scar on the ones I love and the world at large.