SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read if you haven’t read Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska. Do carry on if you want to ruin your reading experience in the future.
I started reading this witty book with the prejudice that, like the other two John Green books I’ve read, this will be another very interesting story filled with smart characters but will just be another fugging sad story in the end, because a.) someone important might die b.) the main character might not end up with the person he likes.
Already near the end of it, I was bracing myself for something bad happening. Maybe she dumps him. Maybe she dies. Maybe she’s kidnapped by aliens or whatever horrendous thing that could happen just so our main character won’t be happy. But it never happened and it actually ended in a happily-ever-after way, which made me think “No shit, Kafir. Did I just read a John Green Book with an ending in which a relationship worked?!”
You could say that I was dumped by John Green I (Looking for Alaska)and John Green II (The Fault in our Stars) and was almost positive John Green III (this book)would just dump me too. But like what happened in the story, I soon learned that just because I was dumped by my first two John Green, doesn’t mean I’ll get dumped again. This is what this book gives you–hope, not just in relationships in which hundreds already failed, but hope generally in Life.
“Yeah, God. We could, couldn’t we? We could just keep going.”
The happiness I felt in the end was too much, it almost hurt, I wanted to cry.