A good question. And the truth is, I think I might. Beware of spoilers.
Looking for Alaska is amazing and heart breaking. It makes you reevaluate your life. With the quotes and the things that happen, you think about your own choices. Alaska was a free spirit. She was unpredictable but predictable all the same. And even though I didn’t think so at first, I do think she killed herself. She gave signs of it. She was moody. She gave away her things. And when she died, my heart sank. I was so emotionally attached to her character and to her relationship with Pudge who I just adore so so so much.
But with The Fault in Our Stars, I felt a different connection to the characters. I knew that Hazel was sick. I knew she was going to die, and I thought it was going to happen during the book sometime. But what I felt towards Augustus was grief. Grief and love. Love towards his situation, to Hazel’s situation, to his longing for her and the things that have happened in the past. And when he died, I felt like a close friend of mine had died. I felt grief for a fictional character and it made my heart break. TFIOS was amazing in the fact that it was so realistic. And even though I’ve never had a sickness like that, I felt like I knew every emotion that was portrayed.
I don’t know. I just have a lot of feels. And John Green makes them all resurface and I both curse and praise him for it.