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.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.
I just finished reading Paper Towns by John Green and I am not entirely sure if I'm correct but it seems to me that Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns have something in common. The narrators. Every narrator in his books are normal guys that are so...nice. They're kind-hearted and so lovable that seeing the story unfold through their eyes make the tragic events look painful, yes, but also like genuine eye openers. I started around 2 in the afternoon because the other book that I tried to read turned out to be a huge letdown.I read Aaron Vincent's (my favorite book blogger) review on Paper Towns and he basically described the out-of-this-worldy beauty that it possessed and if I recall correctly he even listed Margo Roth Spiegelman as one of his top 10 fictional characters of all time. Now, I don't exactly know how to feel because I found Margo a tad annoying and simply too flighty. The other characters were so diverse and so John Green and I think that's what I like most about him, besides him being so adorably geeky, the way he creates these totally random characters that had specific randomly specific hobbies, interests and quirks. I was sort of terrified while reading it, and I guess it's because I'm still in some sort of a hangover after reading Looking for Alaska and it made me subconsciously trying to prepare for the blow of a character's death or something equally as devastating.
It still makes my head spin thinking about how all of these ideas came from a single person. How does John Green do it? How does he take interesting facts that he read when he was still a kid and turn it into something that touched lots of people, even people from all the way on the other side of the world?
I'm looking at the cover of the book right now, particularly on the blurb by the SLJ saying that Paper Towns is 'profoundly moving'. I may have mixed feelings about the catalyst of all the adventures that took place in the entire book but I just cannot deny that Paper Towns in fact is a book so good that I can't name it as my favorite book. It's a book so good that it deserves a whole new category for itself and John Green deserves all the books about conjoined twins in the world or maybe a cake. A delicious, mouthgasm-inducing cake, mind you.