Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin is only weeks away from graduating high school, moving on to a good college and starting a successful life. However, he hits a little snag before that can happen. The unrequited love of his life, Margo Roth Spiegleman, who just happens to be his neighbor and childhood friend, un-expectantly shows up at Quentin’s window in the middle of the night. This visit sparks a night of pranks, revenge, and fun. It is one of the best nights of Quentin’s life, but it also sets him on a mysterious search that will change how he looks at the world forever. I was really excited to read this book and ecstatic when I got my hands on an ARC. It lived up to all my expectations. The characters were very well developed and the story kept me reading all night until I finished it. John Green has a wonderful grasp on what it means to be a teenager, especially a teenage boy, and he does a very good job making his characters seem very real. I would definitely give this a Thumps up, or YAY.