Don’t you love it when you experience something on accident and it ends up having so much meaning? Well this past Friday afternoon was just like that. I went out to find a jacket to wear to my best friends birthday dinner that was happening the following night and decided to take in a movie. I ended up going to see The Fault In Our Stars. It was the next movie playing.
I didn’t know much about the story prior to going, didn’t even know there was a book. But I learned that quickly from the girl sitting one seat down by her excitement throughout the movie. I figured she couldn’t have been seeing it for the second time. It’s opening day! I wanted to look it up on my phone but clearly that’s a no-no!
Half way through I wished I’d read the book first, because I’m a firm believer that books are better. And by then I was starting to get annoyed with the Girl One Seat Down who bounced in her seat when she knew a good part was coming, giving it all away.
Entertainment Weekly called The Fault In Our Stars "the greatest romance story of this decade.” When I heard that in one of the commercials I was very skeptical. I mean we’re not even mid-way through the decade. But now that I’ve seen it I must agree. It’s definitely unlike any other love story I’ve seen.
I wanted to tell you how it made me feel but that would be unfair. You just have to experience it for yourself if you haven’t.
Needless to say, before I went home that afternoon, I stopped at a bookstore and bought the book (because books are…) and completed it in a day. And for those of you that read the book but haven’t seen the movie yet, the movie stays true to the original story sans a few minor details.
In essence, it was a beautiful experience that I’m grateful for.