Review: Paper Towns
Published by Speak on June 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
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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. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.
John Green is a phenomenal writer. He knows how to entice the emotions and mold them to his will with the stories he writes. I fell in love with him when discovering The Fault in Our Stars and having the chance to read Paper Towns got me excited while also nervous to see where he was going with everything.
The story follows Quinn and his friends as they go on an adventure to find Q’s girl of his dream Margo. They go on an adventure where they find things about who they are individually, as friends, and why they are friends. The story fits together and every chapter makes the reader want to read more. The plot flowed and everything just connected.
Quinn is someone that you want to hug but smack at the same time. He is a boy who is trying to do things on his own but realizes that one he cannot do everything on his own and two that he cannot expect everyone to drop their own lives and do what he wants. We go on an adventure where we see through him how anyone might feel and the steps they would take to be with the person they like.
The idea of romance is brought up sparingly in this novel and we do not see it much with the main character but in the supporting characters. This part really intrigued me because of what someone said about how there could be a person that we think we might be in love with but when we are actually with that person that person we thought we loved was only an idea.
John Green creates a compelling novel in which he tears out my heart out in the end. I was expecting something else or hoping for something else but John Green does his all so known magic and twists our emotions.
This is a book that everyone must check out. I am happy to have this author in my life whenever there is a book in where I am looking for something to cry over.