By John Green
Emotiva, irónica y afilada. Una novela teñida de humor y de tragedia que habla de nuestra capacidad para soñar incluso en las circunstancias más difíciles.
A Hazel y a Gus les gustaría tener vidas más corrientes. Algunos dirían que no han nacido con estrella, que su mundo es injusto. Hazel y Gus son solo adolescentes, pero si algo les ha enseñado el cáncer que ambos padecen es que no hay tiempo para lamentaciones, porque, nos guste o no, solo existe el hoy y el ahora. Y por ello, con los angeles intención de hacer realidad el mayor deseo de Hazel —conocer a su escritor favorito—, cruzarán juntos el Atlántico para vivir una aventura contrarreloj, tan catártica como desgarradora. Destino: Amsterdam, el lugar donde dwell el enigmático y malhumorado escritor, l. a. única personality que tal vez pueda ayudarles a ordenar las piezas del enorme puzle del que forman parte…
Rebosante de agudeza y esperanza, Bajo l. a. misma estrella es l. a. novela que ha catapultado a John eco-friendly al éxito. Una historia que explora cuán exquisita, inesperada y trágica puede ser los angeles aventura de saberse vivo y querer a alguien.
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Oh, beastie. ” The medusa swelled again, trying to regain its lift, and leveled off a few dozen feet above the rooftops. The cable strained against the wind for a moment, then loosened. The ground men were giving them slack, Deryn reckoned, letting them climb a bit more, like a fisherman trying to keep a catch on the line. But that extra cable was more weight to carry, and she and the Huxley were both heavy with rain. She could spill the water ballast, but once it was gone, there’d be nothing left to slow their fall if the beastie panicked.
Thank you, Klopp,” Alek said in a dry voice, feeling sweat trickle down his face. His hands clenched the saunters tight, but the machine was walking smoothly again. Gradually he forgot that he was at the controls, feeling the steps as if they were his own. The sway of the cabin settled into his body, the rhythms of gears and pneumatics not so different from his runabout’s, only louder. Alek had even begun to see patterns in the flickering needles of the control panel—a few leapt into the red with every footfall, easing back as the walker straightened.
Alek thought. Maybe his kidnappers had been lying after all, and Father and Mother were still alive. A vast search for Alek had been launched, with the German land navy helping! Why else would this monstrosity be allowed on Austrian soil? Then Alek saw that the machine was changing direction, slowly turning sideways across the sunrise… . He held up his hand and waved. “Here! ” “They already see us, Your Highness,” Count Volger said quietly. Alek was still waving when the first broadside erupted, bright flashes rippling along the dreadnought’s flank, puffs of cannon smoke swelling into a hazy veil around her.