Yes, I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The books performance was quite well. The narrators expressions just made the text come to life. The storyline was also really well written. I love how the ending wasn't just another cliché ending, it was more realistic, which I liked.
This book just made me laugh throughout. On the other hand it kept me on my toes, it always made me want to keep hearing more of the book. I wanted to finish, but on the other hand I didn't
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
This book was outrageously funny. Smart and witty with true banter between friends. It was interesting enough to make me want to see where the book would go. I found the ending disappointing. It wasn't that it didn't tie up loose ends. Au contrair. It did just not the way I wanted it too. Would I recommend? you bet.
Classic John Green teenagers engage in witty banter. Oddball Margo enlivens the life of staid Quentin in one memorable night of hijinks and daring, then disappears. Q and his friends follow a trail of clues to figure out where Margo went, all the while negotiating the end of senior year of high school and contemplating the inevitable "end of an era" that is coming after high school. The unlikely intermixing of kids in different social groups reminded me of classic high school movies like The Breakfast Club, Can't Hardly Wait, and Empire Records.
This book opens with a bang, hums along with the giddiness of senior year, roars into the wild abandon of a ridiculous road trip... and then stutters to a halt into a too-talky, overblown precious ending full of sweeping philosophical statements that seem empty. At least the story didn't wrap up neatly into a happily ever after romance.
While a lot of the book is enjoyable, I felt like Green was trying too hard, and his characters became flat dialogue bubbles at the end. I don't believe that he achieved the coming of age character progression that would have redeemed the book. I'd recommend 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' instead.
The book started okay, about a 3 star, but the last half is brutal. It’s like John Green is writing as a teenager, as he thinks teenagers want to read about teenagers. He creates caricatures of stereotypes and sprinkles in ‘quirkiness’ through literature and music and it all comes off as eye-rollingly annoying. The main character is obsessed with a girl that I did not care about at all. I kept hoping they’d find her dead, so he would get on with the story…but sadly…that WAS the story. After putting 5 hours into the book I was determined to finish,but it was not easy.
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An unusual book about two teenagers facing the end of high school. Twists and turns made you keep listening.
Ok story, but really more appealing to the teenage mind. It has a semi-interesting mystery storyline, yet a little too simplistic to be believable, even as fiction.
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Self-absorbed, privileged, well-educated, upper middle class characters angsting about their existence? Sounds like my home town!
I actually enjoyed this book a great deal but the ending left me feeling blah.
I decided to round up because this audiobook narrator was amazing, simply stunning. My favorite was Radar's voice but he managed to make all perfectly unique. Awesome reader, I'll be looking for him in the future.
Nice, quick listen.
Yes. It was a nice, quick listen. It was entertaining. The narrator was good, but I found his Margo voice really annoying. I enjoyed the characters and the story, but found the end to be somewhat disappointing.
Probably Q. Lacey and him seemed like the most real character. I felt like the other characters seemed like caricatures and didn't really seem very well rounded.
Not completely. I started listening to it at work. I had to stop due to working (lol), and ended up finishing it after I got off work and woke up. I did finish it in less than a day though.
The story kept me engaged. It is definitely a young adult novel, but I could still enjoy it. I thought it had some relevancy for young adults in almost any age.
I might compare it to a Separate Peace. The characters in both novels have to find their own places in the world. Both books deal in some ways to the other. Although Paper Towns kind of justifies the abandonment of those who are different or adventurous for the sake of security.
I don't think I could have listened to the book without a good reader. He is definitely a good reader.
Reality is what you make it to be.
an interesting story about people you care about.
I don't believe real people would react the way they did in this story.
the narrator was fine.
Anger and disappointment. I listen at work, my 14 yr old son works with me. He loved fault in our stars. so we listened to leaving alaska. it was just okay. this was frustrating. Real people would not act like this. I hated everyone in the book. margot is probably a sociopath. she is a selfish, brat.