Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 4 Stars
"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 of the girl he thought he knew."
I’m a huge fan of John Green and after reading Paper Towns, I’m glad to say that I still am. Granted, I didn’t enjoy Paper Towns as much as I did the other books I’ve read by Green, but it’s definitely a book worth picking up.
John Green keeps you guessing as Quentin searches for Margo, using the clues she left behind. As he get’s closer, he starts to fear the worst, that Margo committed suicide just like the guy they had found as children. I think John did a great job of portraying the characters, showing that not everyone is who you expect them to be and that, in most cases, people are only paper thin until you get to know them.
Overall: I think this is a book you can learn from, in how people, most likely including yourself, see other people. We are often terribly wrong in our judgments of others and some of us never take the time to figure that out. So take the time, and read Paper Towns! ;D
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