Summary Via Goodreads:
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.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.
Book Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Genre: YA,Realistic Fiction
My Rating: ★★★★☆
My second John Green Novel.i don't know what's with John Green that everytime i finished reading his novel, i am speechless and dumbfounded for a reason i can't point out, but i know in the back of my mind i enjoyed every single page of reading his book.
up until now i am still speechless,so I'm gonna make a brief review.
since I've read looking for Alaska First and then this one, and i can't help but compare their similarities like:
- having an impulsive,prankster,adventurous girl in the story (Alaska and Margo) *check*
- "Boys will be Boys" conversation*check*
- realistic teenage characters *check*
- an unusual name for boys (Quentin and Miles) *check*
- a road trip with friends with adventures on the side *check*
- unrequited love *check*
- humor,humor and a whole lot of humor *check*
- a goody two shoes main character who somehow learned to take risks(Q and Miles) *check*
- i laugh my head off while reading it and then all of a sudden i was brawling my eyes out *check*
- i gave them both 4 stars *check*
so what made this book so special or different from looking for Alaska???
well i learned in this book that people are not like a note written on a paper that can be easily be read or understood, sometimes people tend to see what they WANT to see. Q thinks he loves Margo cause she is this very Hot,awesome and pretty girl but throughout his journey of finding her, Margo's clues did not only lead to her but also finding out her true identity. i guess what the book is trying to convey to it's readers is that sometimes our view of a certain person will never be enough to really know what that person really is.
i know the plot of the story resembles a lot with looking for Alaska but that didn't stop me of loving this book. wee.. let's read more John Green Novels.. :)
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl."