Five Star Review: Paper Towns by John Green
Released: September 22, 2009
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery & Thriller
Length: 336 pages
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 in the middle of the night—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.
Review by Lissa:
This is the first book I've read of John Green. I have Fault In Our Stars but I have yet to read it. I wonder why did I wait so long?! He's an amazing writer. This book had me hooked from the beginning. It made me laugh more than once. It made me wonder through the whole story.
He captures innocence and the rebellious nature of a teenager. We've all been there. We've had crushes on the boy or girl next door.
This follows Quentin, also known as Q. He had his friends Ben and Radar. They are so hilarious together. Friends you could have throughout life. One night Margo, his neighbor, a girl he's had a crush on forever, jumps through his window.
They end up having this amazing adventure. One of those you would never forget. Then she mysteriously disappears, leaving clues. Quentin feels their for him to find and he's on a quest to find her.
But the question really, is she going be to the girl that Quentin imagines she is? Will she be alive?
This is a really good, heartfelt story. I was actually sad when it ended. Sad I wouldn't be able to continue with them, on their new Journey.