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Book Title: This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl|
The author of the book: Esther Earl
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Reader ratings: 3.2
Edition: Penguin Group (USA)
Date of issue: January 28th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781101627143
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To the people telling me I am a horrible person/a bitch/unfeeling/not human etc., this is what I have to say to you:
This is my personal review space. In no way, shape or form am I saying that Esther was "unimportant." What I said was that the book, to ME, MY PERSONAL OPINION, was nothing special.
IN MY OPINION, this book was only published the further The Fault in Our Star's sales.
IN MY OPINION, although Esther was very loved by her friends and family, this book was only published because of her connection to John Green.
IN MY OPINION, this book did not teach me, as a person, as an INDIVIDUAL, anything that I don't learn every single day reading anyway.
I will not respond to troll comments. I will not engage with people who insult or belittle me. I will not give in to your sly, nasty, little comments that you are posting only to hurt my little feelings. Because you are doing this out of spite, not to get your voices heard. I will not speak to people who refuse to read my review but comment by calling me a bitch and a horrible person and someone without feelings just because I one-starred a book about cancer.
I'm sorry you feel the need to be horrible to someone online because your life is insignificant enough that the only excitement you'll get is by being nasty to someone you don't know. You can't possibly know my life experiences and what I have gone through so don't even TRY to say anything in regards to my personal life. It makes you look pathetic and small.
And to the person who said that I am a bitch for "making cancer patients compete with each other" all I have to say is: fuck you. Read my review PROPERLY before you ever try to make a comment like that again. How dare you? I never said anything of the sort, and I do not appreciate your asinine comment.
To those who feel personally insulted because I one-starred this book when you lost someone: I am sorry for your loss. Truly. I have lost people to cancer, too. It's not nice. It's a horrible feeling, especially when you are helpless in the situation. However, this does not make it okay for you to be horrible to someone you don't know.
To those who feel the need to post horrible comments because they LOVED this book. Good for you, honestly. Now go write your own review and get the fuck out of my review space.
All trolls will be blocked. People who insult me will be flagged and reported. I will not stand for it.
I skim-read this book shortly after I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars and I can say, with absolute certainty, that it really isn't anything special. I can also say with absolute certainty that if it weren't for Esther and John Green's relationship or whatever, this book would never have been published. It's a collection of diary entries, medical updates and things her family and friends had to say about her, which brings me to my questions:
- Esther didn't do anything completely inspiring and like Matt stated in his review it didn't 'teach' us anything, apart from how to be a good person, which people already know how to do.
- Millions of teenagers a year die of cancer. It's an absolute tragedy. Some of them have dreams of having their story told, but they don't. Why? Because they don't know someone in the industry. Esther Early knew John Green (and you can almost hear Green in this book) so how does this make it fair? What if their is a boy or girl dying of cancer, who has done something truly inspiring with their life out there, but their story isn't told because they don't know someone famous? Why was there such a big hype about Esther, when people like Stephen Sutton, the boy who raised a crazy amount of money for charity whilst dying of cance only get a mention on the news? Why doesn't HE get a book? I'll tell you why -- because Esther knew John Green and, as many have stated, this could easily have been a "money grab" situation. Where John Green spoke so much of the inspiration that was Esther, the publishing company probably had dollar signs in their eyes and a new way to milk The Fault in Our Stars for all it was worth. In fact "This Star Won't Go Out" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are sold as package deals in many stores I frequent. Coincidence? I think not.
Okay, so I suppose you think I'm a huge bitch for talking so scantily about a girl who died of cancer. I'm not being a bitch, I'm stating my opinion freely (which I'm allowed to do, right?). Unfortunately, a lot of people die of cancer every day and I honestly did not see where the hype was coming from with this book. I was disappointed and surprised, but it dawned on me that big fans of John Green would eat up this hocus pocus without thinking twice. Considering I didn't enjoy The Fault in Our Stars at all, I was ready to give this book 5 stars, right off the bat. Unfortunately, it left me confused and annoyed and I didn't enjoy it at all. Maybe even less than TFIOS.
For the record, I am not being a cold hearted bitch. It's just the way the world works. It's not about how you work/write/whatever, it's who you know.
You can read more of Stephen and Stephens Story here: http://stephensstory.co.uk/
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