02 May, 2015


Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Series: -
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 305

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SYNOPSIS: 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...

Alright, so who has not heard of John Green so far? I think he is one of the most or maybe even most famous contemporary young adult writer at the moment. But the real reason I picked this book to be on my May TBR was due to its adaptation coming out soon. I just had to read it before I watch the movie! By the way, you can watch the trailer right down below! 

Alright, so so far I have read two books of John Green: The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. I absolutely loved the first one and really did not like the second. Now what about Paper Towns? Well...it is not that I did not like it like Looking for Alaska but I also did not love it like The Fault in Our Stars. Oddly, it actually reminded me ALOT of Looking for Alaska. And as a matter of fact it reminded me also of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. It was just something really off about this story that kept bothering me.

CHARACTERS: Let's start with Margo. I hate her. She is so annoying attention seeking teenager...I just could not stand her. I am sorry if you liked her, it is very personal opinion, I would actually love to hear what you have thought of Margo? Tho, I have to admit, I love the actress they picked to play Margo in the movie. It fits completely with how I imagine her.

Q...he is a kid in love with imaginary girl. He has created this fairytale in his head and just well lived in it. But I liked Q. He was honest and well if I went missing...I can only hope for somebody like Q in my life. He was an amazing friend to the girl that did not even say hello to him.

The friends... Alright I obviously mean Ben and Radar! They were just simply hilarious! I cannot wait to see all the black Santas and Ben at the party gluing his hand to can sword and screaming YES! YES! YES! I am serious guys, I loved these two so much, they were just AMAZING! And there was also Lacey, I think she was alright, not somebody who I will remember much in a week or two tho.

OVERALL: Okay, so when you weight the book itself and all it contains...I think it was rather okay read. It was definitely not my favorite but it is really John Green's style. And well if you do not like the way he writes then you will never like his books. So all in all, I am still not sure how much I really do like John Green but I am still into reading his other books. And well I still think The Fault in Our Stars was his best work, I definitely agree that the Paper Towns was much better than Looking for Alaska!

P.S. It is really 3.5 and not 3!