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.
Really quick audio book that gets even more rich after a the second listen. This is literally the only audio book I have listened to twice and the last part of the book is a perfect for a road trip
This story accounts for the many stories, including one of my own that bears striking similarities. I wished for another ending, one in which it works out but alas, great literature is true to the subject matter. Thank you for the good story. I'm going to go weep now, and reflect upon the fundamental truths hidden in this text.
Yes. John Green has this way of including many small, soul touching things throughout his books; this was no exception.
This story is quite romantic, though it isn't likely to be called a romance. There is mystery, but it is not a "mystery". More, a story, mysterious and romantic enough to be interesting, believable enough to draw one along, and full of that sense of longing which is likely to resonate with most readers, whether we have ever experienced it in a situation like Q's or not. This is a fun read. This is a good story. It does not fall into half the cookie cutters we might expect it to. No, instead it maintains much of that unexpected quality real things have.
While not a super deep book was very easy listening and I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end, it did lack a bit. Im not sorry I bought this book it was light and fun.
The story was cute but predictable. There was some suspense as you are hoping for a certain outcome to this story line. I think I would have liked this book more if I would have read it vs listened to it. The narrator was terrible. He read the story like I was a 5 year old. Very dramatic in a cheesy, unbelievable way. It made the characters, who are written in a way that is intended to be wise beyond their years, seem childish and lacking depth.
The ending was how I expected it would be, for the most part. Good build up/journey to get there but predictable.
Seriously, anyone else. ANYONE. The guy who narrated Shantoram was phenomenal.
It already is a movie.
Buy this is hard copy. This narration ruins the book.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
5 stars is great
4 stars is good
3 stars is OK
spoiler alert! do not read below if you intend to read/listen to this book.
Ultimately I believe the heroine suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder . . . and that Quentin is indeed fortunate to have walked away from their pseudo-relationship. I don't believe the author intended this as he develops his characters . . . which suggests to me naïveté and destroys any value to this work. _________________________________________________
I believe I can sum up the book in a couple sentence exchange I had with a good friend who was moving away from the States -- and who had this incredible girlfriend he was not taking along:
----"Doug," I say to him to him at his farewell party. "How about giving me her number?"
-----He stopped and held my gaze for a long moment before saying softly, "I'll do it. But think long before calling. Do you like playing with razor blades?"
Margo is one of those. . . . 😱
I could not stop listening to this book. It was fun to listen to and reminded me of HS adventure. makes me want to have more adventures as a an adult :)
I didn't have many expectations for this book but I knew it had to be a great one. I read a couple of John Green's other fantastically written books so the hope for it was just that. The book would be fantastic.
I would recommend this book to anyone that has a thing for a mystery but also likes books with a bit of hope for the characters. I grew up not having much hope for my future so I love reading about that hope I never had.
It's an overall 5 star book and can't wait to read more of John Green's books in the near future. They never disappoint me, EVER!
I read this book in high school and I wanted to have a refresher before watching the movie. I'm so glad I did. great job! amazing book. I love John Green!!!!
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