Friday, August 21, 2015

Paper Towns Review (spoilers)


 Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

My Thoughts: So I started reading this book thinking it was going to be some sad sappy sort of book thing. I've only read one other John Green book besides this one (The Fault in Our Stars). It however did not turn out how I expected it to. A mystery that starts out with a girl and ends with a girl. I was half expecting Quentin to find Margo dead at the end of all of her clues. I was actually a little disappointed that she wasn't dead. That may seem awful, but through most of the story he had spent so much time thinking that her "strings" we're broken (metaphor for her killing herself) that I was thinking the same thing. And when he eventually found her she was living in a dilapidated general store in a fictional town. So yeah I was a little let down lol. I do have to give her major credit, her planning and consequently not planning was brilliant. She left some clues for Quentin and then hid the evidence of where she was actually going, but she didn't plan on Q actually finding the things she didn't want anyone to find. Her clues were also very clever even if some of them were thrown together last minute. I have to give it to John on this book. It was amazing!

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