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So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

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We are (as if you couldn’t tell by our posts!) huge science fiction/dystopian fans here at PPL: we are tremendously excited for tomorrow’s visit with Mindy McGinnis, who’ll be talking about her dystopian novel Not a Drop to Drink

So of course we’re also thrilled that this year’s summer reading theme is Science! Here is a (very, very) brief guide to science fiction topics in some of our favorite YA reads. And to see these awesome book covers in full, click through the image to find our dedicated Pinterest board! 

Love this!

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March Book Photo Challenge: Day Three 
Quote — "Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."

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"I figure if Rudy couldn’t have Liesel, no-one from that world could."

—Markus Zusak (via hislovelysummergirl)
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75 Movies Meme › #24 The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Desolation of Smaug was awesome. The 3D was simultaneously hilarious and terrifying, what with bees and heads flying at you and the spiders. Oh the ending was frustrating. -.-

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Yay for The Hobbit in 3D!

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Sorry I’ve not been online much lately. I am on semi-hiatus for uni until July and I’m really busy at the moment with assessment, work and everything really. I’ll be online whenever I can but bear with me.

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A Song of Ice and Fire

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danielle-carey replied to your post: readaroundtherosie replied to your pos…

For the reader rewards program (which I looked into), did you have to link to reviews you’d left on the Bookworld website, or reviews you’d left elsewhere?

Just the ones on Bookworld. The program itself only requires you to post reviews on Bookworld.

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