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 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.
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Different voice talent.
He had an odd cadence. He sounded like he was reading the book to a 4 year-old. There was no natural style to the dialogue and each character sounded roughly like the same person. On top of that, he just had a boring, milk-bubble voice.
Not my favorite book by the author, that would be The Fault in our Stars, but a great listen nonetheless. If you like the author, you'll like this book.
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Teenage adventure and revelation.
John Green captures teenaged ness in spirit though stories of things that are generally fantastic, unrealistic, and yet somehow totally believable.
Yes. I love books that make me think and this one was very good at making me do so.
Every time you meet some one there are two people. Who you think they are and who they actually are. The more you simplify their features, the less about them you actually know.
Margo because she's very cryptic. Who she is and isn't are important to the story and makes the story special. Is Margo the fun loving, outgoing girl everyone thinks she is? Is she the introspective girl we find out she can be? Is she both? Neither?
All of those questions make the crux of the story.
He really only needed to do the main character's voice perfectly and he did a great job. We spend a lot of time in Quentin's head so it had to be perfect.
Yes. It made me think very deeply. Is life a tragedy in which we learn the most about the people closest to us just as we take different paths? I still don't know.
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