Friday, June 29, 2012

Paper Towns Review

Author: John Effing Green
Release date: October 16, 2008
Pages: 305
Publisher: Dutton
How I got it: Bought 
When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.
Brilliant. Geez, John Green's books make me think and laugh and feel and hurt and wish I had a quarter of the writing ability he has. He's just flaunting his brilliance in my face! AND I LOVE IT.

OK so I will admit that I was putting off reading Paper Towns. Why? Because I was scared. I'd heard so many people say that John Green's books were all the same, and I didn't fully believe them, but what if Paper Towns changed my mind? Especially since a lot of people seemed to say that this one was pretty much the same as Looking For Alaska?

Those people and I have veryvery different opinions, apparently.
“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” --from Paper Towns
There are so many reasons I adore this book. One of them would have to be how it made me look at Looking For Alaska in a different light. I know that sounds strange, but certain things that were said reminded me of Alaska and made me think about her and her journey in a completely different way. How freaking cool is that? Of course, even by itself this book rules, and Paper Towns is by no means another Looking For Alaska.

Paper Towns will make you think differently, and it will make you look at people and who they are and how you are seeing them. Quentin and Margo's adventure is not one that remains on the page, but one that lasts with you for a lifetime.

Plot: LOVE.
Characters: LOVE and ohmygosh the side characters were hilarious and wonderful, of course.
Ending: Gah, perfect.
Kid friendly? It's been a while since I've read it, but I know there was some swearing and mentions of sex.
Dude, those who interrupt me while I try to read Paper Towns are getting a fork in the eye. Shushing is not enough.
This is yet another John Green novel that will be gracing my favorites shelf. Favorite author ever, right here.


  1. Paper Towns is the only John Green book I haven't read yet and it's because of reasons very similar to yours!! You've convinced me to give it a shot though. It sounds fascinating :D

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. My favorite John Green. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I'm SO glad that you liked Paper Towns. It was the first John Green book that I read and I cuoldn't get over how I was literally LOL at so many moments. I love the supporting characters and the whole story is interesting because it shifts from serious to light hearted which is just perfect. So so so glad you liked this!

  4. Great review! My favorite character is Ben, he makes the book a little less serious.
    Please check out my review here....


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