The main character, Q. He is extraordinarily ordinary.
The narrator brought the characters to life. On prom night when Ben keeps saying "yes" is hilarious.
I don't know if it moved me, but it really stuck out. Metaphysical eye spy. I really think I need to play this.
There are so many moments in this story that are great. I need a hard copy so I can highlight all the quotes.
One of the characters has a thing about capitalizing letters. The narrator, instead of just reading the words as they are (ex. "That"), says "capital T. that". It got annoying when a list written by this character was read
Very anticlimactic. I was disappointed with the writing (relied heavily on poetic interpretation)
This book is a riot. I absolutely love it when a book makes me frequently laugh out loud. Paper Towns is a uniquely witty and refreshingly realistic teenage adventure story and I highly recommend it for teenagers and adults.
Band geek and good boy Quentin Jacobson is weeks away from graduating when one night his rebellious neighbor and old childhood friend, Margo Roth Spiegelman shows up at his window. Quentin, also know as Q, has had a serious crush on Margot ever since they were kids but hasn’t spoken to her since then, until this night. His crush presents him with the opportunity to drive her around town and seek revenge on all who’ve scorned her. Little did Q know that this night would change him forever.
When Margo goes missing, Q and his band of geektaskic friends, Radar and Ben, search for clues to find her. Their search for her leads them on an outrageous journey that is results in unexpected new friendships, insights into Margo’s life, and quirky encounters with all sorts of new places. Their twisted and perverted teenage boy sense of humor is nothing less than awesome and I couldn’t help bursting out laughing.
Even though Paper Towns is fun and humorous read, there is a note of seriousness that keeps the book grounded. John Green highlights the issue of teenage runaways, its causes and it’s affects. Although this is a tough subject, John Green keeps the reader enthralled.
I’ve been wanting to read a John Green book for a while now and I’m so glad I finally did. He is a smart and talented author who clearly knows how to write good young adult fiction. I’m already trying to get my hands on some of his other books because I cannot wait to go on another one of his teenage adventures.
Overall I enjoyed this audiobook. I had two complaints. One was about the story and the other about the audiobook itself.
First, the narrator sounded more like someone reading a book aloud than someone telling a story. This wasn't bad, but different from other audiobooks I've listened to.
Second, the story dragged in places for me. I saw connections in the story that the characters sometimes did not see for several chapters. This was incredibly frustrating, but I find this happens a lot when reading YA novels.
In the end I would recommend this audiobook.
Even though this book is in the Audible Kids section, it contains really foul language, including the F word. It isn't something I want my kids to read. I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known, so I'm writing this to warn others.