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From the # 1 bestselling writer of The Mistake in Our Stars– now a major motion picture!
Champion of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
New York Times bestseller
UNITED STATE Today bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller
When Margo Roth Spiegelman bids Quentin Jacobsen in the center of the night– dressed like a ninja and plotting a resourceful project of revenge– he follows her. Margo's constantly planned extravagantly, and also, until now, she's always prepared solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, points are ultimately seeking out for Q. up until day breaks and also she has actually vanished. Constantly an enigma, Margo has now come to be an enigma. Yet there are clues. As well as they're for Q.
Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark dazzling wit and also breathtaking psychological honesty that have actually influenced a new generation of visitors.
- Paperback: 305 pages
- Publisher: Speak (September 22, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014241493X
- ISBN-13: 978-0142414934
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
Not in the same league as TFIOS
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I’m by no means a nerdfighter, or a John Green acolyte. I write YA in my free time, and I like to read the works of successful authors to glean ways to improve my own skills. So hopefully anyone who reads this will take my criticisms as just that, and not some agenda to destroy Mr. Green.
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I decided to read Paper Towns after enjoying The Fault in Our Stars. I was curious even though I am far removed from the YA category this novel falls into. Perhaps that is why Paper Towns never caught my interest. Quentin is a high school senior who has been fascinated by his neighbor Margo from age 9. She disappears! Her parents don’t seem to care and neither do any of her friends, all of whom she has mistreated, including Quentin. Quentin searches for her without regard for his own comfort, sleep, senior prom, parties with friends and finally misses his graduation for the search. I won’t ruin the plot but Margo is a cruel, self absorbed bore and I hope this fictional boy will get over her quickly and move on. I did.
A funny, smart breakdown of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope
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This was a really interesting book. I loved A Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, and this one is similar but still different enough to be very satisfying. It’s more of a detective story, and I hope Green returns to those, as he’s quite excellent at building suspense.
A modern version of the traditional coming of age story
Quentin Jacobsen joins his adventurous neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman on a fantastic middle of the night mission to right some wrongs in her life. Quentin has obvious feeling for the elusive Margo, and their incredible night of break-ins and payback push Quentin far beyond his comfortable existence, and then the next day Margo disappears. The reminder of the book follows Quentin and his loyal friends as they try to find Margo. I really enjoyed the style of writing, and the characters were fun and likable. PaperTowns does a great job of exploring teenage angst, without feeling like it is dwelling in misery. The story was interesting, and I really wanted to know what happened to Margo, but the ending was disappointing, it felt very flat. Despite the weak ending, I would recommend Paper Towns.
then this book isn’t so good. Rather it’s about a very spoiled self-centered young …
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A teenager would be excited about this book, since it’s about “finding oneself” and “coming of age” ideals and dreams. But once people move out of that season of their lives and realize that dreams are not reality, then this book isn’t so good. Rather it’s about a very spoiled self-centered young girl who enjoys making life hell for those people around her who thought she was their friend. The worse tho is the hero of the book who thinks he can save his friend and so he spends most of the book trying to do that but in the end realizes that the jokes on him. It’s quite unpleasant. I don’t understand why a movie is being made of this book. I think that that is happening because of the success of this author’s other book which was made into a movie.
could’ve been better
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I enjoyed The Fault in our Stars and Finding Alaska very much but I wasn’t a huge fan of Paper Towns and found myself skipping many sections in the middle just to find out what happens. It was actually pretty anticlimactic and it is difficult to like Margo’s character. Idk, I really enjoyed the other John Green novels– but this one just didn’t do it for me.
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The book was definitely like a roadtrip
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It was OK. The book was definitely like a roadtrip: You start the trip (the book) all excited, giddy, laugh at just about everything just because. As the ride gets going you’re calm, look at all the sites, take everything in. Then after awhile you get bored, there is nothing worthwhile going on. No lights, no sites, outlets, no rest stops, just endless road (pages of non-sense)…. Then you hit traffic (a lull)… And finally you’re seeing signs again for your final destination, so you get excited again. But when you arrive, you find out that the location is not at all what you wanted it to be. Its ok, but nothing else. All that hype, all that anticipation to get let down.
I didn’t expect this story, and that’s the mistake of all John Green’s readers.
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The phrase Paper Towns appears in the beginning of this book, and many times more afterwards, but I understood it completely only after I read the last page of the book. That’s the first thing that went in my mind after reading this book.
Remembering what it felt to be a teenager
I haven’t seen the movie but since I really enjoyed both the book and movie of The Fault in Our Stars, I looked forward to reading this John Green story. It started badly for me with a Wimpy Kid sensibility that I couldn’t really take seriously. However as it switched from outcast dork to action/adventure, the story really picked up. The next phase of the story, the journey of self discovery, was very well done, and I really enjoyed Q’s process of unravelling the clues about his missing friend and his own view of the world. The end of the story (no spoilers) was definitely aimed at the YA reader. This is not a criticism, just an acknowledgment that from my perspective, I can not fully embrace the final conclusions.