Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Published: October 16, 2008
# of Pages: 320
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.
Like Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns is full of amazing characters that feel truly alive to the reader. John Green has a true talent for writing characters that come to life on the page; that feel like just the people you wish you were friends with. I definitely felt that way about these characters, as I did with those in Looking for Alaska.
Paper Towns also had a great adventure throughout the book, an adventure that I happily participated in along with Quentin and his friends. I don’t want to give too much away, because this is the kind of book where you really shouldn’t know a lot of the plot details going in, but I’ll just say that there truly are a lot of fun twists and turns in the story. I am still not sure how I feel about the way the book ultimately turned out, but I’m willing to be unsure about that because of how excellent the rest of the book was.
I’m so glad I stuck with John Green after reading his first two books, and I’m absolutely excited to see what else he does from here on out.
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