Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Towns by John Green

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.

Pages: 305

Publisher: Speak
Release Date: September 22, 2009
Stars: 4.5/5

So I've always heard about how fantastic John Green is as an author but I've never really fed into it and took FOREVAH to purchase one of his books (aka Paper Towns even though it literally took me three years to read it after I bought it...whoops) but HOT DAMN. 

Now I get the hype.

I think the synopsis doesn't even begin to capture what this book entails. I think it was fantastic! John Green is a master and truly making you think, and leaving you walking away from the story feeling like you discovered something about yourself. 

The protagonist, Q, was quirky, different, and extremely likable. His supporting characters helped him learn so much about himself and the people around him, and the character development was spot on.

The ending made me want to scream just a little because though it wasn't totally what I wanted to happen, I think it was the best way to tie up the loose strings and end the story. 

Part mystery, part romance, part adventure, and 100% entrancing, this book was a perfect summer read. 

FTC: Bought.

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