Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

RATING: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary > Realistic Fiction | Humor

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night – dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues.

Literary Awards: CORINE Internationaler Buchpreis for Young Adult (2010), A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2008), Edgar Award for Best Young Adult (2009), ALA Teens’ Top Ten (2009), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2011)

*****

Finally, i got caught up with John Green’s magic! You see, I had a hard time liking Looking for Alaska, i rated it 3 stars but somehow it was already a stretch for me. But Paper Towns changed my disgruntled attitude towards Mr. Green. It was entertaining (and heartfelt in the end) from start to finish. i like Quentin, but i worship Bloody Ben!

I remembered what my high school was like while reading this book. I was fond on looking back and realized i wanted the same things Q/Margo/Ben/Radar/Lacey wanted: requited love, revenge, acceptance, normalcy, and friendship. The hilarious moments of Q and Margo while exacting revenge was such a high! But when Margo disappeared, fun exited and seriousness entered. But Ben and Radar took the boredom away, so it was still good.

It was really awesome to experience Paper Towns. Solidly written and instantaneously funny, i know now what to expect from John Green when i read his novels soon. And yes, Aaron, i believe i am now a fan. =)

 

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