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 he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.
©2008 John Green; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Ok. Narrator was pretty flat. This book is for anyone who wants to read about delusional teen age angst. I wish I would have known that before I bought it. No payoff for the build up.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
An intriguing coming-of-age story about taking risks breaking all the rules what one might think is a love story turns out to be the true story. We always remember the girl who you grew up with across the street. The first kiss. This book is perfect for reliving all feels
This book is pretty good, but not great. Definitely aimed at teenagers or young adults. More like a coming of age story, for a boy, not a girl. Which is rare. So that novelty is cool. If you have a few extra credits or you are done with your wish list and just want something easy to listen to, then this is worth a listen.
John Green- NO
The story was uninteresting.
Reader was great.
All of it, however the male teen banter was funny at times.
It is just a terrible, terrible book!
"So... does anyone else feel that the frail lead has major psychiatric issues? Or are we supposed to think its cute."
So, I don't want to be too hard on this novel. I like John Green and his books are very entertaining- this one is no exception. However, I felt like the lead female, Margo Rel-rah rah or whatever, is clearly very disturbed. Like, Brittany Spears shaving-her-head disturbed. I kept waiting for the lead dude to help her find help, but nope! "Ok. We will just leave you hear alone after we thought you where dead. Toodaloo!" The end. I can't wait for the sequel: Paper Towns with White Walls.
John Green is an author genius! I haven’t read a book of his I haven’t loved so far, but I have to admit I am starting to discover a certain pattern.
This book, as all the others, features a great group of friends were values like loyalty comes through.
So, this book is about Q, a regular teenager about to graduate from High School who has never done anything extraordinary. He has good grades, is going to a great university but hasn’t done anything a High Schooler would deem as awesome.
On the other hand we have Margo, who is practically a legend for all the unconventional things she has achieved.
Put these two together and some crazy things may happen.
Basically this story is the crazy journey Q goes through to find Margo. It involves mystery, some self discovery and the worst road trip ever! Seriously, who goes on a road trip but doesn’t stop anywhere? Ok, ok…they had a mission, but for what road trips are worth, this is definitely the worst.
This plot was enticing and got me hooked from page 1. I just needed some more. This is the kind of book that will leave you thinking about it long after you’re finished.
I did find a lot of resemblance to Looking for Alaska, but it’s not quite the same. It deals with different issues like self discovery and the perception we have of others, and the sense of adventure these characters have is different.
The characters, as always, are very rich. They have even more dimensions they can see. They are so tangible you can imagine them easily. They could be any kid out there, which makes the story more beautiful.
Margo is my favourite. Even though Looking For Alaska remains to be my favourite John Green book, I found Margo much more exciting and real than Alaska. She is not as cryptic as her, and she seemed to have lived more, in the sense of enjoying life at its fullest. I was also able to grasp her personality and relate to her much more easily.
I would definitely want her to be my friend, no doubt. Life could never be boring with her. She is smart, interesting and with substance. Plus, you definitely wouldn’t want to cross her. No, no, this girl is a spiteful one.
As always, this book is insightful and kind of addicting. I want some more! And I can’t wait for the movie.
John Green is becoming one of my favourite authors fast!
Dan John Miller did a great job with the narration. I loved how he did Radar so smooth and chill. I think he nailed the character. He also did an excellent job with the girl’s voices and never mixed any characters. My only complaint is that I felt his voice was too manly to play Q, I kind of needed him to sound a bit younger. But overall, this narrator is one of the best I’ve heard so far.
I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.
I really liked this book. Emotion and humor. Events do happen in the book. For example, there is much clue following and deciphering and shenanigans. But, interestingly, all the major plot points and the denouement were all emotional. But they are so well intertwined and disguised within the events happening in the book, that you almost don't recognize the emotional ride. You feel the emotions but you don't feel 'preached at' or in any way existential. But, I promise, the book will stick with you.
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.
"Difficult to finish."
I don't enjoy being negative but this story took alot to get through.
Firstly, I didn't mind the character of Q as I could sympathise with the almost pathetic adoration of somebody when a teenager. However, it was the character he adored that I found so unbearable.
I don't really see Margot as the free spirited, self-seeking girl that I think the author intended, to be honest I just see her as an incredibly selfish, manipulative megalomaniac. Unfortunately this made the story such a struggle, as his whole quest to find her left me frustrated with him, and their friends, for not seeing that they were essentially doing exactly what such a narcissistic person wanted.
Perhaps no longer being a teenager means the quirky teen angst is somewhat lost on me, but I actually hope not as I'd hate to think teenagers who are reading this think that it's acceptable to act the way she did.
On a more positive note, I thought the narrative was fine and rather well acted. I would listen to other stories read Dan John Miller.
I would also like to add that I have read other John Green books, The Fault in Our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines (which is an excellent, charming read), and I will read more by him, in the hope that Paper Towns is just a dud.
"Another classic John Greene"
I read / listened to this off the strength of "The Fault In Our Stars" and have to say that although not 'quite' up there with that book, this has been a pretty good story. The character development is brilliant and I really got behind the main characters. The people you start out not liking (such as Lacey) turn out to be some great characters in the book.
Off the strength of this book I'm now going to get his other book 'Baked Alaska' or whatever it's called. :)
"John green rules"
as per John's books always make me question life, the characters, buy this book now
"It get you thanking"
Will it the same text but I got to say that I like the audio edition more.
Ben He just's like my firend was like in high school and me also.
When Q go to put up Ben and Rader from the party and everone just keeps saying yes like over and over it was just so funny.
yes I love John Green's books
"My first John Green book"
I somewhat enjoyed the film so thought I'd experience the book. I'd much prefer it.
Funny, engaging and charming, with likeable characters and plenty of depth. I would definitely recommend for teens and adults.
Such an amwazing and inspiring book by John Green. My favourite by far! The perfomance of the books is brilliant and very engaging!
Amazing story. Capturing. Loved it and can't wait now to watch the film. Such a brilliant author
its an amazing book really captivating and interesting 5 stars I would definitely recommend it
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