About a week ago I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars, it’s honestly the most beautiful book I’ve read. This love story is so much more than just a love story, you get to see what it’s like to be terminally ill. What it’s like to have people around you who care so much about you, and want nothing but the best for you.
If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend it to you. It’s such an easy read, once you start you can’t but it down. I won’t give away too much, but the book is about a girl called Hazel, whose life isn’t very exciting until she meets this guy in her cancer support group. From there the story begins, and the tears will fall. Believe me, I have cried my eyes out whilst reading the book.
Obviously I went to see the movie, which was equally as beautiful. It’s literally a screen version of the book, the actors use the same lines, and the whole story line is so close to the book. There are a few things kept out, just so that the movie won’t be too long I guess, but those weren’t crucial moments.
For me, it was extra special since quite a lot of the movie takes place in Amsterdam. You have no idea how lovely it is to see the city in a different way, usually all the city is known for are the drugs and prostitutes. But this movie showed the world another side of Amsterdam, the side that is more prominent in real life. I was pretty upset that I never actually saw the set in Amsterdam, but I will definitely search that famous bench where the most tragic scene took place.
If you’re really emotional (like myself) I wouldn’t recommend watching this in the cinema though, I really had to keep my volume down whilst crying! I would love to watch this at home, with ice-cream, a blanket and the curtains closed. I will cry for days, my heart still feels pretty broken two days after the movie!
Lots of Love,