Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Book Boyfriend

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme, hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader. It is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush including stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that make you swoon.  If you are interested in participating please check out the My Book Boyfriend Introduction Page over at Missie's blog The Unread Reader.

This week my book boyfriend is:

Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


Status: Augustus is recovering from osteosarcoma. He has a great, goofy smile. He becomes Hazel's friend and love interest.

Age: 17

Height: Tall

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Magohany

More info: Augustus is funny, sweet and romantic. He fears oblivion and wants his life to have meant something. He likes video games.

"Long and leanly muscular, he dwarfed the molded plastic elementary school chair he was sitting in. Mahogany hair, straight and short. He looked my age, maybe a year older, and he sat with his tailbone against the edge of the chair, his posture aggressively poor, one hand half in a pocket of dark jeans."

“May I see you again?" he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice.
I smiled. "Sure."
"Tomorrow?" he asked.
"Patience, grasshopper," I counseled. "You don't want to seem overeager.
"Right, that's why I said tomorrow," he said. "I want to see you again tonight. But I'm willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow." I rolled my eyes. "I'm serious," he said.
"You don't even know me," I said. I grabbed the book from the center console. "How about I call you when I finish this?"
"But you don't even have my phone number," he said.
"I strongly suspect you wrote it in this book."
He broke out into that goofy smile. "And you say we don't know each other.”

“Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

Actor Max Irons

So, what do you think of Augustus? Isn't he just amazing?


  1. I have this on my shelf, I really, really need to get to it soon he sounds fab.

  2. Oh. Em. Swoon! Those quotes are amazing. Though I don't think I could ever get myself to break his heart. But he did break mine with that quote. :)I can't wait to read this book. Perfect MBB, Carla. Thanks.

  3. OH! This booK!! Next in line :) I will get to it soon! :) Great quotes! :)

  4. I have got to read this soon! Augustus's quotes are wonderful and I love the pics you chose.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  5. You pictured Augustus as Max Irons?! As if I needed another reason to read this book! Love him.

  6. awww this book sounds so sweet and cute. But I'm worried it will also be really sad. I hear such great things though so I will probably read it sooner or later. Great pictures and very swoon worthy quotes.