Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paper towns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 305

Synopsis (B&N): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge— he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues— and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Opinion: Can I just say that John green has done it again? I mean like with Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines he has created some great characters. I like how he uses a guy’s point of view but it doesn’t take away from the other main characters. In this book I like how Quentin has this built up version of Margo. We see in the first part this adventurous and mysterious girl who is like a siren to Quentin’s bad boy side but as the book progresses we get to know a completely different Q&M. We get to see Quentin sort of break out of the person everybody sees and grow as a person. Margo becomes human and not some romanticized version of Quentin’s imagination. This book is hilarious, sad, meaningful and overall great. I strongly recommend it and all his other books especially Looking for Alaska.5/5

P.S.: apparently like podcast do show up but only in google reader so if anyone wants to check that out please do hopefully I can get an episode in this week.


  1. I want to read this book so bad! Actually, I just want to read anything by John Green since eeryone is always raving about him and his books sound really funny as well as serious/deepish :)

  2. I have this book on my shelf! I've got to get it to the top of the pile.

  3. John Green really has a cool outlook on a lot of stuff. I really want to read this one. I'll have to look into it.


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