Paper Towns by John Green book review (spoiler free)

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

4 of 5 stars

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As a fan of John Green's previous work, I had high hopes that this book would not disappoint. Although Paper Towns is no The Fault in Our Stars, it was still a compelling read and I found I could not put the book down. It's a book about two ordinary kids who, as they get older, society and the differences of "cool" and "not cool" tear apart. I love this book because it explores the dynamic between two people and how under certain circumstances society's rules get left behind in order to accomplish tasks. Once those rules are broken, they can't be put back together. Margo Roth Spiegelman is the type of character that you want to get to know in a way deeper than the surface. Her wit and knowledge are farther than those of the average teenageer, and that's what makes her remarkable. The book is from Q's perspective and you really get to know who Margo is through him. Q is also an excellent character. He is also remarkable and his ability to discover and understand Margo's clues as to what her whereabouts are, are truly out of this world. This one can be counted as another winner for John Green. I recommend this book to everyone for it's captivating story, diverse characters, twists and turns, and an "on the edge of your seat" adventure that will have you feeling like a true detective. 


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