So I’m a huge book lover and I keep asking my parents for books but they refuse and say that I should be doing something more useful and just don’t seem to understand how much I love reading and how important it actually is??

So could you please reblog this with something that would convince them or that would make them realize the importance of literature/reading bc I’m running out of ideas. Thanks!

I think every teenager loves John Green’s novels because he offers them philosophical problems and questions without treating them like children. It’s not an adult’s ‘let me explain’, it’s an equals 'let’s think about it together’.
Honestly, as an adult and a teacher it’s a perspective we rarely have because it forces us to have a positive opinion on our youth which we also rarely have.

8 Paper Towns Quotes That Sum Up Senior Year Of High School Perfectly

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Maybe your senior won’t end with a frantic 1200-mile road trip to find your next door neighbor, but chances are it’ll be a year to remember. Whether you’re counting down the days until the liberation of graduation or dreading them, read on for 8 quotes from Paper Towns that sum up senior year perfectly:

“I knew these halls so well – and finally it was starting to feel like they knew me, too.”

Originally posted by raisedbypopculture

“If I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight for the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years.”

Originally posted by thy-thanatos

“I decided to clean out my locker, because I didn’t really want to come back here and again have to feel like my lungs were drowning in this perverse nostalgia.”

Originally posted by thewanderingnotebook

“I don’t know how I look, but I know how I feel: Young. Goofy. Infinite.”

Originally posted by mmafga

“It is so hard to leave – until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

Originally posted by marleens-diary

“This was the first time in my life that so many things would never happen again.”

Originally posted by girls--just-want-to-have-funds

“I think the future deserves our faith.”

Originally posted by angelv420

“The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I’d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me.”

Originally posted by yahooentertainment

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Once upon a time, I wrote and directed a one act play based on The Fault in Our Stars and performed it at my high school.

This is honestly the proudest I’ve been about anything I’ve ever done.