Paper Towns

After learning that another John Green book was being adapted to a movie, I couldn’t help but pick up a copy of this book..

Remember that time in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, when we didn’t die?”

This is a young adult fiction genre book but personally I think anyone who reads it will definitely relate to the story.
I felt that it was initially a little slow with less action but then then that is undone and the book moves at a good pace. The plot is extremely interesting and the book is hard not to finish in one go.

The central theme of this book is search for an identity, an individuality, and it is a coming-of-age book.

It is divided into three parts- the best and funniest at the end of course! This is my first John Green book and I’m looking forward to reading more for sure!

It is a thought provoking book, dealing with high schoolers who are about to graduate. It is written beautifully in simple language, the emotions resonating and staying with the reader long after the book is finished.

Without revealing much, the protagonists are Quentin Jacobson and Margo Roth Spiegelman who disappears, and Quentin goes looking for her, solving clues left behind. In particular I like Margo’s character, especially her thoughts and commentary at the end. Quentin’s companions Lacey, ‘bloody’ Ben also add to the humour of the book.

I have mixed feelings about the ending, and I’ve decided I like and recommend this book to anyone interested for a unique and entertaining plot line.

This is definitely not a clichéd love story and like this book for its quirks!


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