Caroline asked:

Hazel was based on Esther Earl, was August based on someone important to Esther?

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Elizabeth Esther INSPIRED the book and Hazel... it was not BASED on her. But about Augustus, I'm honestly not sure. I have read This Star Won't Go Out (a memoir for Esther) and no one in the book said anything about Augustus so I'm pretty sure that he was just a character thought up by the genius mind that is John Green, but I could be wrong.
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