Okay, for starters, I have to get this off my chest. This book>>>>everything else. Your arguments are invalid. Not kidding though, this book CHANGED MY LIFE. Like for real. I was in a pretty bad place, and honestly, was a pretty bad person before I read TFIOS. But when I got it for Christmas, I curled up in bed and read it all day, until I finished. I cried at the end, harder than I've ever cried over a book before. Because this isn't just a book to me. Those kids, Hazel and Augustus and Isaac, they are seriously the kind of kids I want to be like, the kind of kids I wish my friends were like. I seriously don't mean this in a concieted way, but I am easily the smartest person in my social group. All of my friends spend their entire lives fangirling over some stupid band, and, I don't know, just, plain and simple, my best friends are my books, John Green, who doesn't know I exist, and Hank Green, who doesn't know I exist either. I just want something more in my life, and The Fault In Our Stars gave that to me. I realized how much more I wanted out of life, how little time I had to be who I want to be after I read this book. It turned me into a better person, a nicer person, a person I actually like. It allowed me to accept my friends where they're at, knowing that I will meet people more like me once I go to bigger, better places (in the town where I currently reside, there are approximately 125 kids my age, and not one of them has the same values as I do). It also introduced me to John Green, who is now my absolute favorite author. Him and his brother are kind of my life now. It may sound pathetic to you, but it is truly what I enjoy. Anyway, you probably don't care about any of that. If you don't read any of it, well, I see your reasons. It's basically me droning on and on about . . . well, about me. But please do know this. The Fault In Our Stars CHANGED MY LIFE. It made me a better, happier person. Please, please read it and let it do the same for you.