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.
One of the characters has a thing about capitalizing letters. The narrator, instead of just reading the words as they are (ex. "That"), says "capital T. that". It got annoying when a list written by this character was read
Very anticlimactic. I was disappointed with the writing (relied heavily on poetic interpretation)
Overall I enjoyed this audiobook. I had two complaints. One was about the story and the other about the audiobook itself.
First, the narrator sounded more like someone reading a book aloud than someone telling a story. This wasn't bad, but different from other audiobooks I've listened to.
Second, the story dragged in places for me. I saw connections in the story that the characters sometimes did not see for several chapters. This was incredibly frustrating, but I find this happens a lot when reading YA novels.
In the end I would recommend this audiobook.
It's a John Green book so yes, yes, I do recommend Paper Towns.
But I will say that I was disappointed with
Yes. Because it's John Green.
I first met John Green like most people meet John Green, through YouTube. He doesn't know me but I certainly feel like he's a friend of mine. In truth, he's the only "celebrity" I would even consider meeting on purpose, but I digress. When I watched John and his brother Hank on their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers, I was compelled to love them by their awesomeness. It sounds cliche but these guys are awesome and they are filled with awesomeness. When I found out John was an author I knew I was going to read him and I knew I was going to like him. And I do.
But seriously, prior to this book I read Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherine's and both, despite their similar characters which is further mirrored in Paper Towns, I liked quite a bit. After reading Paper Towns, I've read Will Grayson, Will Grayson which was really good. Now, I'm looking forward to reading the acclaimed The Fault In Our Stars. So, yes, I think I'm very willing to get John Green another shot even if I find Paper Towns my least favorite.
Can I get another question?
Nope, I've said my peace.
Even though this book is in the Audible Kids section, it contains really foul language, including the F word. It isn't something I want my kids to read. I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known, so I'm writing this to warn others.
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