Paper Towns by John Green


“Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn’t come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance …and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.”

For those of you who loved ‘The Fault in our Stars’, Paper Towns is a must read! In my opinion, it actually tops tfios and I’m super excited for the film which is coming out shortly.

Quentin is entirely in love with Margo his childhood friend, but she’s changed, is dating someone else, and has become distant. Then one night Q wakes up to find Margo (who is also his neighbor) framed in his bedroom window having sneaked in. Together they go on a whirlwind adventure playing tricks on their not-friends and having a blast together for the first time in ages. Q wakes up the next morning hoping everything will be different between them, however Margo disappears completely, and so the hunt begins.

The book unravels with the race against time in which Q and his friends try to find Margo who has become a mystery to solve, leaving breadcrumbs that may lead to her whereabouts. New relationships are formed and near death experiences, are, well, experienced in the hope of finding his true love.

I love Green’s style of writing, which I find very captivating so I would definitely recommend this book. 5/5 rating.


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An aspiring cellist, I absolutely adore reading, and even if it means squeezing it into the cracks of my busy life I am still determined to read more! For me, a truly great novel isn't just flashy with a fast paced plot and glossy characters, it is good literature that traps you with every word and entices you to read on. I write quick-to-read book reviews on CreativeThoughtBubble, as well as occasionally publishing short stories of my own.

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