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.
"I have lived 1000 lives". Reading has been an escape for me since I was very young. Today it continues to fuel my imagination
To be honest, not really. I read another of John Green's books, and absolutely loved it, so I did expect to like this one as well. Once I finished the book I decided I must be missing some important detail, or maybe I wasn't clever enough to understand what this book is really about. I hate giving details of a book away that may ruin it for someone who hasn't read the book yet, but it's hard to explain my opinion otherwise.. I'll try. I understood it was about a runaway girl who felt shut out from her family. (Rightfully so). They don't give her the proper parenting she needs to keep her in line, or to find out what they can do for her to help her. The scene with the cow, how Q reacts, that's how I would have felt in that situation, IF I had made it that far. And if I had, that's as far as I would have gone. Her selfishness is beyond what I would have put up with, personally. I felt the way the other friends did in the end, and did not understand why he ended up acting the way he did. Then separating?! I read someone else's review who stated that they expected Q to get her the help she needed. Yes! I also felt she wasn't fair to him at all. Choosing him, to me, felt like, "well you're quiet and convenient so why not". I also read other reviews where people said they were laughing the entire time. Sure, there was some mildly amusing points, and maybe I was to serious about it all. Who knows. I also understood another main point was that not everyone is who they seem, and we each know a piece of a person, and only from what we see or what they choose to show us. I just do not think I took away from this book what I should have.Perhaps I have just let my past personal experiences, dealing with a selfish, life dominating friend, cause me to dislike Margo and how Q let himself be dominated by her game.
It was disappointing compared to his others, but it wasn't written terribly at all. I just didn't like it.
I was determined to read the book before I saw the movie (unlike most people today.) I didn't have time to sit down and read because of how busy I am, so I figured what better way than to listen on audiobook that way I can still multitask and eventually watch the movie. As for the book: I won't lie the ending made me tear up it really surprised me how it all wrapped up, but it still left me quite content about the two main characters. I think the overall story was very interesting and well written and I will definitely recommend this book to my friends and family, I have yet to read more John green books, but I'm familiar with his other work and think he's a great writer and simply a genius when it comes to creative thought processing and coming up with things that are out of the ordinary. Which is what I would label this book it's unique, unlike your typical teen novel and I really admire that.
It was weird and made me uncomfortable every time the narrator spoke for Radar. He didn't change his voice for the female characters. Very odd directing and voiceover choice.
I like the book why it's different and in a good way different ! The romance was funny much too much and not to Little. Interesting story cool characters and just amazing ! Couldn't leave this book until I was finished!
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