Book: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publication: September 22nd, 2009
Source: Local Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
Paper Towns is about Quentin Jacobs who has spent his whole life admiring the girl next door, Margo Roth Spiegelman. So when Margo asks Quentin to go on a nighttime adventure with her. He Jumps at the chance. Only to wake up the next day to find Margo gone missing. She has left a trail of clues that seem to be meant for him. Quentin sets out a mission to find Margo.
This books was amazing. This book is what I would classify an action, adventure book with a hint of romance. It is so different from the normal books I read, but I love it. This book was hilarious and there were a number of times I laughed out loud. I could relate to this book so well. I'm a high school senior and this book takes place during Quentin's last three weeks of high school. He talks a lot about leaving and being nervous for college. I can totally relate to that because I'm excited, but nervous to graduate. I loved John Green's writing style. It was very casual which made the characters feel like people you would talk to at school. The characters in this novel were amazing. Quentin's best friends Radar and Ben seem like very real people and they seem like true friends that would do anything for Quentin. Quentin was a great character. He is a very determined student, but he is willing to do some stupid things to find Margo. Quentin is very determined and driven. He wouldn't give up on the idea of finding Margo. I thought he was a great character for this novel. That is one thing I really loved about the book was how relatable it was. The book mostly focuses on finding Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo is a mysterious character throughout the novel because you are trying to figure out why she did this as Quentin is trying to figure out where she is? Is she dead or alive? There are so many what ifs when it comes to Margo. I think Margo was the right character for this novel, but I know she is a person I wouldn't want to get involved with in real life. She is nothing, but bad news. Once you get past page 200 this book gets really intense as they get closer and closer to maybe finding Margo. You will have to read the book to find out.
- "I didn't need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back." (Margo)
- "Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start." (Quentin)
- "The Town was paper, but the memories were not." (Quentin) pg 227 in my copy
- "It is so hard to leave -- until you leave." (Quentin) pg 229 in my copy
- "...leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you." (Quentin) pg 234 in my copy
- "I feel like I might start crying and that I'm going to cry pee." (Ben) pg 248 in my copy
Thanks for reading and go read this book.