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Hello, Mr. Green. Augustus is a beautiful name. But why Augustus? Don't you think it's a little... medieval? Or old-fashioned. Jesus, I meant old-fashioned. Mr. Green, before I read the book and fell in love with Gus, I thought to myself that Augustus was a terrible name. Mr. Green, this is not an insult, if that's what you think this is. I loved Augustus Waters. But, why Augustus? Is there a story to it?


If this tumblr were any good, there’d be a sidebar with links to the answers of common questions, but there isn’t, and I understand that it’s a huge pain in the ass to scroll through hundreds of questions to get an answer. So I’ll just paste this here and hope it stays on the front page for a while: 

Augustus is a big name. It’s the name of the first emperor of the Roman Empire, a name one associates with confidence and bravado and marble statues and stuff. Gus is a much shorter, smaller name—the kind of name that appears in children’s picture books, for instance. In some ways, they’re opposites: the one a big, strong man; the other, a fragile and endangered little boy.

I tend to believe that the hero’s journey is the journey from strength to weakness, and I guess I wanted Gus’s story to be the journey from Augustus Waters to Gus.

Hazel calls him Gus more as she knows him better, as the manic pixie dream boy falls away and she comes to know and grapple with and love this fragile, desperate, beautiful boy. 

So, like, when they’re on the plane together and his facade breaks down and he gets nervous and excited about flying for the first time and she can’t help but like him, that’s Gus. When he’s using big words slightly incorrectly, that’s Augustus.






So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.

I will never not reblog this

"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."