I must say that I expected so much more, since I only heard good things about the book. But somehow it didn't do too much for me, maybe part of it was because I read the translation (not that translation is bad necessarily I haven't seen the original) and of course part of it were the expectations. It's a nice story and there are some wonderful quotes, but all together it could have been a much better book. I would like a bit more of the character development that hey we are Hazel and Augustus and we are sick and that is practically the only thing that defines them. I shed a few tears in the end but I didn't feel that I connected really well with the book. Do I recommend it? I don't know, read some of the other reviews and then decide I'm undecided.