Friday, January 8, 2010

Paper Towns Review


Who is the real Margo?

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...

My Thoughts: "Paper towns is a funny serious book about love and loss and a Walt Whitman poem". That is what John Green said on one of his many videos pertaining to Paper Towns on his YouTube page he shares with his brother(- Subscribe Now!) I couldn't agree more, this book was just one big adventurous event. It was witty, sad, deep, funny, and included literary references which I love. This novel has a really deep lesson, the author could have ended the book after Margo & Q went on their one night adventure. It could have ended there and been more like a Ferris Buellar's Day Off type idea. The main problem of the book that is being dealt with wasn't a student or young adults problem, it was a human problem which EVERYBODY has suffered with at one point or another. It was cool that the book 1. Had me rekindling my love of poetry 2. Had me wanting to plan the ultimate adventure 3. had me wanting to find actual paper towns. (You'll understand the 1. 2. 3. if you read the book) Aside from the sad and deep parts of the book, it was also hella funny (that's a good thing). Just about every character is funny but Margo is extremely funny to me because I love sarcastic comedy. Chapter 13. in particular as far as chapters go was very funny. YES!!! YES!!! IT WAS SO FUNNY! YESSSSSS!!!.... ok... so you wouldn't really understand that until you read chapter 13 but that's ok, just go read it! The book, not just that one chapter....!

Rating: A+


  1. I do so love John Green. I haven't had a chance to read Paper Towns, but its sitting pateintly on my shelf. I might pick it up a bit earlier now :) Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review!! I'd like to read this one too.

  3. I'am still waiting till this book comes to the library! i need to read it, cause it's sounds amazing. Thanks for the great review.


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