the fault in our stars-john green

“That’s why I like you. do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.” (123)

this one was recommended by the customers who invited me to their summer fiesta. i went on my lunch break to enjoy some of our very own welsch bros. fine corn with cilantro butter, and some watermelon “juice” that i downed a mason jar of, only to notice back at the store that i was feeling kinda tipsy. shoot-i hadn’t been that drunk since patrick and i drank quick rum and cokes in union station before beyonce. and that was on purpose. but anyways, this was a quick read, and an interesting perspective on coming of age with a terminal illness. i will not, however, be in any kind of rush to see the movie they made. i read it during a YA stint, and it was quite enough.

“Maybe he’d been hallucinating, or his martyrdom fantasies had gotten the better of him.” (243)

“The weirdest thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.” (139)

“Of course, I had hoped that Peter Van Houten would be sane, but the world is not a wish-granting factory.” (182)

that is something, though, that i did appreciate about the book-the not necessarily happy ending-way to inject a touch of reality to the willfully ignorant possibilities of teenage romance.

libraries used: annette street, bloor/gladstone

album kept: jamie foxx-intuition

duolingo: streak lost at 347 (whomp whomp), but portuguese level 6 despite starting today!   last article translated in french-on jeremy kin-did you know he was the first player to win player of the week from the d-league? i didn’t….

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