John Green | Paper Towns

by - March 15, 2015

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 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 the girl he thought he knew.

The longest day of my life began tardily. I woke up late, took too long in the shower, and ended up having to enjoy my breakfast in the passenger seat of my mom's minivan a 7:17 that Wednesday morning.

Paper Towns is as interesting as its title, and the adventures, and games Margo had picked Quentin to play, and figure out. Here you will meet two very different individuals who looked at the world differently, and who grew into knowing what paths to take to achieve the lives the want. It is an easy, and very light read about running after love, and after dreams, and teaching us on when to stop, to go on, and when to leave memories as they were. John Green has different takes on each of is books, I might say. And when I thought I kinda knew, and follow how this book would turn out. I was left with a more hopeful ending than the other books I read from him. You might feel a bit disappointed with the ending on this one. But the whole point of the ending was to show that Q didn't love Margo as the person she was. He was in love with an idea of her --- the Margo who picked him to go on an adventure and waved off everything that came at her like it was nothing. The kiss at the ending signified the end of the infatuation that yes, he was still in love with her, but he realized that in the end, he didn't know her like he thought he did. I liked the realization of how the other person was not the person who they thought they were, the acceptance that life can go on, and you do not have to push love because you only like the idea of it, and the thought that two people can grow as individuals, and follow their dreams in different paths and still be happy for each other.

Original Title: Paper Towns
ISBN 014241493X (ISBN13: 9780142414934)
Book Pages: 305

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