Author: John Green
“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
The thing about Margo Roth Spiegelman is that really all I could ever do was let her talk, and then when she stopped talking encourage her to go on, due to the facts that 1. I was incontestably in love with her, and 2. she was absolutely unprecedented in every way, and, 3. she never really asked me any questions….
Quentin Jacobson has always loved Margo from afar. So when she climbs through his window to summon him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next morning, Q turns up at school and Margo doesn’t. She’s left clues to her disappearance, like a trail of breadcrumbs for Q to follow.
And everything leads to one unavoidable question:
Who is the REAL Margo?
I started this book with sky high expectations…Mainly because of The Fault in Our Stars. (Read TFIOS review here)
This book was good…but not TFIOS good….I have a feeling that if I had read this before, I might have liked it more….talk about exceeded expectations ruining something…when will I ever learn??
But, on it’s own, this was a very fun book to read. I found the start to be a bit slow, it took a few chapters for the interest to develop. This book starts of slowly and then gradually builds pace, it is the fastest at the end.
I liked the three different meanings of ‘paper towns’…and how each meaning gives a different perspectives to different characters. Very very interesting.
John Green really FORCES you to think if the people who are in your life ARE really as you think they are, or are they just how you perceive or want them to be?
A lot of time we have this weird notions about people. but when we actually interact with them face to face, they are completely different to how we imagined them…and that is SO true…
It’s only when you LIVE with a person, that you know their weird, quirky, human side that makes them…u know…human.
Also, here is an interesting TED talk by John on Paper Towns:
Rating: 4 OUT OF 5