Am I heartless because I didn't cry while reading the book? Meh. I found the text remarkably dry, truth be told.
The dialogue reminded me of Dawson's Creek. (Yeah, YEAH, showing my age lol) Overly self-aware, analytical and precise. *shrug* While others will marvel at how clearly Hazel and Gus speak, it kept jerking me out of the story.
Story comes across like a Nicholas Sparks book. That's not a compliment. Just FYI. I find his books to be sentimental claptrap. So take that as you will.