Amazing, but have caution for the little ones.
Honestly, this is my favorite book. There's a reason why it's on reading list for a lot of high schools in the country. I've been recommending it to my high school teachers for years. Although, I read it first when I was 14, I would be tentative to suggest it to anyone below high school age. One would have to take into account the maturity level of the child. I feel there are a lot of themes and positive messages in this book that wouldn't be fully understood by younger kids. Of course there's also the issue with the sex, drugs and language. I don't feel that the author, John Green, seems to glorify any of these things, he's just presenting an unedited view of teen life. In fact, for parents of high school students this book could be a wonderful beginning to starting to have that incredibly uncomfortable conversation with their teens about drugs, alcohol and sex.
Personally, this book really did change my view of life. Similarly to the main character, I've also lost someone very close to me, but this book reminded me that we are "greater than the sum of our parts" and we can't be "irreparably broken". This book gave me hope, and it's that hope that helped produce the strength for me to survive my lost and define myself past it, becoming the person I am today.