Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paper Towns

PAPER TOWNS
Paper Towns is the third book I have read by John Green, and probably my most favorite out of Green’s so far. I still need to read Looking for Alaska, but I have read An Abundance of Katherines and The Fault In Our Stars.

After reading my first book by Green, The Fault In Our Stars, I was honestly a little reluctant to read any of his other works. I know…I know…so many people love The Fault In Our Stars, but for me the book was beyond predictable, depressing {yes, I realize it is about cancer, but still…}, it did not live up to its hype, but it had a few bright spots here and there, and admittedly the book did have a decent story line. That said I am glad I gave Green another shot.

The books I have read of Green’s thus far all seem to have the common theme of finding/searching for something and discovering one’s self along the way. In Paper Towns the book is quit literally about finding the adventurous Margo Spiegelman who leaves her hometown to find herself and start a new life, who’s absences ironically sets a few other characters on a path to find themselves as well.

Margo Roth Spiegelman has planned a campaign of revenge, which will undoubtedly be memorable night. Dressed like a ninja Margo sneaks next door and summons Quentin Jacobsen – after a little persuasion Margo is able to convince the otherwise play it safe Quentin to play a part in the night she has planned ahead. After loving Margo for a lifetime things seem to be going Quentin’s {aka Q} way, until day breaks and she has run off. Margo has now become a mystery herself, but she has left clues for Q.

Paper Towns by John Green is definitely a book that should be added to your summer reading list. John Green my be a “young adults” author, but truthfully, it is safe to say his books can be enjoyed by a larger and older audience as well.

6 comments:

  1. A friend of mine is reading it right now, I'm going to ask to borrow it when she's done.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  2. Sound interesting ,thank you for the review!
    i follow you now on Twitter https://twitter.com/LooksofLoveT

    kisses <3

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow on twitter!

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  3. I haven't read this on, but I should add it to my book list. I read The Fault in Our Stars. It is one great novel isn't it?
    Omnivogues

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    1. John Green is a really good writer!

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