Monday, April 4, 2011

Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Summary: (goodreads) 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.

Review: This was a really great read that took me on an emotional rollercoaster. The author's writing was great and Quentin is such normal guy that it he is just so real. I laughed out loud many times and I'm happy to have read a book from a guy's point of view since it seems that the majority aren't.

There were some slightly slow parts near the end of the novel where I just wanted to get to the next part. Margo was unreal to me and not a very developed character. I think this was done on purpose because the reader sees Margo as Quentin sees her. He adores her and she is an enigma to her and she becomes an enigma to us. I was frustrated with almost all the characters at some point or another and the ending wasn't what I'd expected, but I enjoyed having read it.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5


  1. Great review.
    I've been wanting to read this.

  2. This might be another interesting book to read. One book is noted to my list. Thanks for such a great review.


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