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I like it, but not as much as I like other John Green’s books. I said that I wasn’t moved the way others were, I even had to read it twice to force the tears out of my glands. I’ve always thought that it’s quite overrated – I mean yes it’s such a touching unimaginable story (because man if it happens in real life {which does} it’s absolutely too much to take) – but I just didn’t catch it the way the majority did. I felt guilty for it, I thought I was being unmerciful, inhumane and such a stone-hearted person but thankfully I reread it and found out that I actually wasn’t.

So the film went out!

I saw it on the big screen two days before the actual release date and it was so hard to stop myself from saying a lot (because you know how I am when watching). Now it’s almost a week so I guess it’s pretty much okay to blab about my opinions.

First of all, Ansel Elgort is a total charmer. He’s effortlessly adorable, achingly cute, his smile is enough to get you through everyday — very Augustus Waters. To be honest, the very first time I saw the trailer, I thought Shailene Woodley was too big to be Hazel Grace Lancaster, but that’s not much of a deal so I’m not dwelling on it. I haven’t seen Divergent, so I kind of didn’t develop any sense of likelihood (or unlikelihood) towards her. But her voice was fit for the narration and I like it.

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I felt a sense of little joy as the scenes progressed, because how I pictured the tiny details in the book was exactly how they were portrayed in the movie. Hazel’s bedroom, Gus’, the trophies, the Lancaster’s kitchen, the Waters’ living room, so on. It just fell short with the support group, I always thought the staring happened in an all white room but the wooden furnitures were not bad at all. I actually think it’s better!

The “always Patrick-Monica” scene though, where the two make out outside the church, in the middle of the street, if I remember correctly, it was at the corner where they French-kissed each other. I also think that Hazel should’ve worn a white dress when Gus asked him to go on a picnic, I kind of remember he told her to pick a dress that day.

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The dress that Hazel wore at the Oranjèe dinner which was given by her mom should’ve been yellow with blue floral accents I think, but nevertheless that scene totally gave me teenage giggles!

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I believe that Peter Van Houten should’ve been stout, and that Hazel and Gus should’ve kissed in between the book shelves at the Anne Frank House. Peter shouldn’t have gone near Hazel during the funeral rights, I believe he stayed near a tree and talked to Hazel after. I remember Hazel’s parents actually had an encounter with Van Houten at the ceremony.

I waited for the scene where Hazel became a typical present girlfirend “stalking” an ex of her boyfriend on Facebook but it wasn’t included. It’s not that its exclusion had an effect but I guess it’s one of the many parts of the story that got me.

Overall, the movie squeezed out buckets of tears from my eyes. It was such a straight hit to my heart I can’t even. *sob* It was with Hazel’s eulogy that really made me lose my grip.

My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of of my life. Ours was an epic love story, and I won’t be able to get more than a sentence into it without disappearing into a puddle of tears. Gus knew. Gus knows. I will not tell you our love story, because like all real love stories, it will die with us. As it should. I hoped that he’d be eulogizing me, because there is no one I’d rather have. I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about Math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this: There is an infinite between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many days of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.

..But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t have trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.

Those lines were so strong, I had to repeat it. I felt so weak when Hazel was uttering those and there was nothing more I could do with my tears. Ian had to wipe them for me because I wasn’t moving at all. I was like, gahd why does the world have to be so cruel? Why, why, why??!

I am so glad that it did well, delivered to the expectations of many and I must say that it’s a great adaptation.

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If you haven’t seen the film, sorry I’m not sorry that you’ve stumbled upon this post.

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