Monday, March 3, 2014

Moving & Opening: Paper Towns - John Green

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green
Date Released: September 22, 2009
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 305 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Target
Rating: Amazing 4 Stars
Series: Standalone

Goodreads Synopsis: Two-time Printz Medalist John Green’s New York Times bestseller, now in paperback!

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

From  Goodreads

Reading The Fault in Our Stars before Paper Towns I had a sense of John Green and his killer writing, he's third novel is fully amazing. It's provocative, engaging, and utterly moving you connect with all his characters and really feel their experiences. I think John Green gets every reader both emotionally and physically and you guys don't know how excited I was so pick up Paper Towns for the first time!
In Paper Towns, we meet Quentin Jacobson who always had an eye for Margo Roth Spiegelman. They even have their rooms right across from each other and they could see each other from their windows. Most of John Green's characters we meet were so real and whole-hearted you connect. It was like PB&J if you think of it that way *gets hungry and makes one* As the novel progressed, Q grew and the adventures we see him and Margo go through in the beginning was amazing. It's like those moments where you dream of doing all the bad things you want to, reading those pages was an escape.
I mean who wouldn't want to play pranks on the school bully or the most perfect girl in school and see they react? *raises hand* But after all those adventures Margo disappears and it's now up to Q to piece up the clues to find her in a Paper Town world.
The idea of a Paper Town was wickedly genius, especially the plot like. It was so unexpected and not formulaic at all, I love books that do this. So it makes it a true YA classic for me, because when ever you decide to pick it up again you never know what to expect. I LOVE that a lot, great job John Green *throws confetti* I actually had a couple thing I didn't like with John Green's writing, like it was too loose. By that I mean at time it was all over the place and it didn't hook me, then other times it did. I wanted consistency and I didn't fully get it.
-Margo honestly was one of those annoying characters in the beginning, but towards the end you finally see they struggles she had to face with her and family. It was tough.
-Real and honest
-Honest Question: Who would leave on a limb just after a night of adventures? I would so stay and see how it all plays out...That's me but what about you?
I started to hate her in the beginning, like who honestly does all those stuff. She had that kick back attitude.
Overall, I loved Paper Towns a lot, it's definitely one of those rainy day books or a sunny day read. It's one of those book you definitely have to buy and own because when you re-read it again you never know what other meanings John Green has in store. 


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