27 January 2012

Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Book: Paper Towns by John Green
Pages: 305
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Source: Library
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Where do I start? Well, for one, Paper Towns was just a refreshing read from these recent gigantic waves of insta-love paranormal romances and bleak dystopians.

I just loved so many things about this book. It was just beautifully written with a fantastic plot. Q is off to find Margo, as she ran away from home. There's a faint trail of bread crumbs that Margo left behind, and Q is just chasing after those clues in hopes of finding her. Along the way, he begins to wonder if he's ever really known this girl called Margo.

During his whole journey, I really liked Q. He's a somewhat shy, nerdy boy with a witty voice and a strong determination to find Margo. His quick chats and shenanigans with his friends, Radar and Ben, are just plain out funny but can be just as serious and deep as well.

Radar and Ben were a delight to read about as well. They're honest-to-God good friends and they each have their own quirk about them. Q sometimes seemed to just talk about Margo on and on and on and on in this book (he almost sounded border-line obsessed) which annoyed the crap out of me sometimes. I was like, "IS THERE NOTHING ELSE THAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND BOY Q, shut up already."

The ending was bittersweet. I teared up a bit, knowing that this will be the last I'll see of Q's adventures and just because of the ending.

Paper Towns was just in all an extraordinary book. I enjoyed this whole book incredibly, and I hope to read more of John Green's work in the future! ♥

3 lovelies:

Crystal Grant said...

Great review! I haven't read Paper Towns yet but I just read the Fault in Our Stars and I loved it. I was crying until the last page. I can't wait to read more John Green. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Pen to Paper said...

Great review! I have both Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars to read, but not this one. I think I might have to add it to the ever-growing pile, after reading your review!
You make the characters sound really strong, and I love that about any book, so I'm going to have to give it a go!

I'm SO glad I stumbled across your blog - can't believe it's taken me this long!
Love it - I'll definitely be sticking around!

Dani @ Pen to Paper

Gianna said...

I love your review! Here's mine: http://lorxiebookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/paper-towns-by-john-green.html , Have a nice day!

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