Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Genres: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Published by: Speak
Publication date: September 22nd 2009
Synopsis: Who is the real Margo?
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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…
I love John Green, he writes really amazing books with amazing quotes that stick with you and make you feel things. Although..I am not a big fan of this book as I had expected to be. I read this because I wanted to read more of his works after I read TFIOS. Paper Towns in divided into three sections. The first section talks about the all night adventure of Margo and Q (Quentin). This was really fun and it made me laugh out loud. I also loved getting to know Radar and Ben, Q’s friends, they are hilarious!
I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.
Then comes the second section of Paper Towns and Margo goes missing. This is where Q and his friends start investigating Margo’s disappearance and try to find her through the clues she has left for Q. This is the longest section and no matter how much it hurts to say but it was stretchy and I was bored. The last part of Paper Towns is where Q, Ben, Radar, and Lacey start their long road-trip to find Margo. This part is where the fun begins again and it will leave you eager for for more. It was one long chapter divided into the twenty-three hours it took to get to their destination.
What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
Was the truth worth it? I wouldn’t say so. I was expecting something huge but it felt anti-climatic. But the thing I liked in the climax was the fact that it was not clichéd. I’m slightly disappointed in this book, mainly because my expectations were really high for this but I did enjoy how John Green raised so many questions about life and people. I will still read John Green’s books, simply because I already own them all…
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.