Paper Towns

John Green
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.


Reviewed: 2017-04-03
What is it about Florida that lends itself to YA lit? I can't quite put my finger on it, but it works for me.

The mystery in this book was lovely--aha! moments galore. But it wasn't a treasure hunt, because you think you know the answer that they are looking so hard to not find, and you really want them to not find it because it is the WRONG ANSWER IT MUST BE HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN.

I ain't gonna spoil the ending.
Reviewed: 2017-01-29
I laughed out loud at this book, particularly towards the end. I felt like I took a punch in the gut after reading the last page of this book—the quick and sudden pain that remains a dull ache. Exciting plot.

As always with Mr. Green, though, the characters don't sound like high schoolers. And if they do, it's because they're being over-the-top representations of high schoolers. Also, Margo Roth Spiegelman is perhaps the most Manic Pixie Dream Girl of all Manic Pixie Dream Girls (no, I don't think it managed to be a deconstruction of Manic Pixie Dream Girls).
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