I'm reading this book right now!
I'm on chapter 5. I agree with the review you gave so far. I haven't necessarily experienced the hysterical laughs or the tearing up, but I'm expecting it, especially the tearing up part (I'm suspecting Isaac won't have that great of a turn out, but I'm yet to get that far).
What I really hate is when I open a book to check what chapter I'm on and end up reading a few words in some random paragraph on a page way further into the story that I just so happen to get a glance at as I'm checking what chapter I'm on. ;p I just did that, obviously, and saw the word- erm well, an intriguing word that is probably setting up an intriguing dilemma.
I have seen something about John Green complaining that this book has been banned already from at least one school districts list for it's sexual content. That's pretty much what I got from his complaint (and it might also explain the word I just saw).
But anyway I'm super enjoying this book so far and can't wait to get further into it!!
-- 25 Mar 2012, 22:45 --
Okay. I'm done! And what I will say is, although the book wasn't totally perfect for me, I ended up crying toward the end. It was more a feeling that the story caused than a feeling for the story itself, but I'm pretty sure it's safe to say it's a tear drippin' good time!
I recommend it. If I didn't have to take it back to the library I'd try getting the rest of my family to read it. The cancer thing is a bit of a wake up call. And I enjoyed how there were plenty of different elements that came together nicely in the end.