Paper Towns

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A friend of Margo, who was a senior at Winter Park High School when Margo and Quentin were freshmen. Gus is now a nighttime security guard at the SunTrust Building, and lets Margo and Quentin in after hours. In her freshman year of high school, Gus allowed Margo to come with him and his friends on their urban exploring expeditions.
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Gus Character Timeline in Paper Towns

The timeline below shows where the character Gus appears in Paper Towns. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 6
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Leaving Home and Growing Up Theme Icon check their progress. Quentin resists, but Margo reveals that she knows the security guard, Gus, who was a senior at Winter Park High School when she and Quentin were freshmen.... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 8
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...wander past a row of tanks, but do not see any animals. They encounter a security guard , who considers arresting them but eventually accepts a one-hundred dollar bribe from Margo and... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 16
Perception vs. Reality Theme Icon
...mall, Quentin and his friends encounter another group of people exploring the building. Lacey recognizes Gus, the security guard from the SunTrust Building, among them. Gus confirms that Margo used to... (full context)
Perception vs. Reality Theme Icon
Gus explains that he and his friends are explorers, who break into abandoned buildings and photograph... (full context)
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Gus remarks that Margo “seemed pretty depressed.” This makes Lacey furious, and she screams at him,... (full context)