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.
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!!!!
I downloaded this book several months ago, got halfway through and bored to death , abandoned and forgot it.
The reviews are good and the book sounds interesting so I absent mindedly tried to order only to find it in my library. Thus encouraged I started over determined to stick with it to the bitter end, sure there must be something there. I never found it.
The characters are likable but the story is boring. The first quarter is teenage angst, the middle half a prolonged and tedious treasure hunt, and the last quarter philosophy lite.
I can see it as an interesting book for high schoolers. Otherwise not so much.
The narration is competent and doesn’t call attention to itself.
There are so many possible endings to this story, yet only one that could make sense for the characters. The 3 parts are well laid out, the intriguing Margo casts a spell on you every time you know more about her and the fact that you think you know about her is best. Everything is there, yet nothing can be seen. It is because Margo keeps it all inside or because no one really understands Margo up until she talks, but will she talk? The answer makes this book great.
You think this strory is going to go somewhere ,sadly it don't . I did not find it laugh out loud like some of the reviews said.
He had perfect narration , made they story better
The ending ,I didn't like this story ,it was a credit waste
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