Saturday, April 26, 2014

Paper Towns by John Green

Published: October 16th, 20
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 305
Format: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer Q gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.
I read Paper Towns over Easter break, while I was back home in Norway. I decided to pick it up, 1. Because I love John Green's writing. And, 2. Because on the flight from London to Norway I spent my time shamelessly crying (ugly-crying/sobbing) while reading The Fault in Our Stars. So by the time I arrived home I was craving another John Green novel, and it did not disappoint. 

Paper Towns was, as everything I have ever read that Green has written, absolutly amazing. I loved the characters, and how none of them were perfect, they were real. I loved the plot line, the setting, everything. It just worked wonderfully, and I am tempted to say that this is my second favorite John Green book (after The Fault in Our Stars, because let's be honest, nothing can compete with the absolute perfection that is that book). 

The bursts of humor thoughout the book are wonderful, they create a nice break from some of the more serious scenes, which I really enjoy. I just loved everything about this novel. The characters were top notch, the plot was exciting and it is a novel I would reccomend to everyone, teens and adults alike.

“Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old.” 

“Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.”