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 really enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as Looking for Alaska, but it still had the desired impact. John Green creates a world that you feel like you are a part of and makes you analyze all the triumphs and mistakes you experienced while there. This story is a great read for almost any age. I definitely recommend picking it up. Great narration by the way.
"I didnt need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back."
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No, my friends don't read YA. However, I would recommend it to an Audible fan of John Green. I enjoyed the explanation for paper towns and the road trip.
I enjoyed the main character the best. I identified with his longing and unrequited love (or obsession).
I thought his best was a little over-the-top obnoxious and I didn't care for Margot Roth Spiegelman. I found her selfish.
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It was an entertaining read, with very likable and even funny characters. Though I found it very readable, and it did keep my interest, at times it just sorta ... disappointed. I was let down by what the search for Margot meant... and very disappointed with how it all cashed out in the end.
The book has a very fun story line, and some GREAT characters that truly get you laughing out loud, but the ending was, to my mind, a bit anti-climatic.... a bit of a let down.
Definitely not John Green's best work. His best is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a masterpiece. 2nd would be Looking for Alaska.
I'm a mailman and i have a long walking route... When i'm not walking i'm two-stepping... When i'm not two-stepping i'm sleeping.
good story. sad endings. this would make a great gift for an eighth grader.. ya know i wonder sometimes how high school stories can be so deep, i mean in that "era" you dont really know who you are but the author gives these kids a purpose. i like this author alot he is funny. in this story radar had it right the whole time.
Ok, so I know this book is in teen lit, and I am not a teen, but I love these books. I love the character development of John Green's books, but I must admit this was not my favorite. I felt that at the end the main femal e character was not particulatly likable, but the story was still a fun read.
Wow! I REALLY enjoyed this book. I listen to audible books to break up my long commute, and this is one of those books that makes you look very strange to the drivers around you. I was laughing out loud, and at other times talking back to the narrator.
I loved the few lines that Radar had. GREAT!!!
The narrator was perfect for the story line. Humor was delivered dead-pan, and the philosophical thoughts were presented with intonation when needed.
Laugh out loud! The characters were endearing.
Now to read anything and everything else that the author has written!
The main character, Q. He is extraordinarily ordinary.
The narrator brought the characters to life. On prom night when Ben keeps saying "yes" is hilarious.
I don't know if it moved me, but it really stuck out. Metaphysical eye spy. I really think I need to play this.
There are so many moments in this story that are great. I need a hard copy so I can highlight all the quotes.
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)
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This book is a riot. I absolutely love it when a book makes me frequently laugh out loud. Paper Towns is a uniquely witty and refreshingly realistic teenage adventure story and I highly recommend it for teenagers and adults.
Band geek and good boy Quentin Jacobson is weeks away from graduating when one night his rebellious neighbor and old childhood friend, Margo Roth Spiegelman shows up at his window. Quentin, also know as Q, has had a serious crush on Margot ever since they were kids but hasn’t spoken to her since then, until this night. His crush presents him with the opportunity to drive her around town and seek revenge on all who’ve scorned her. Little did Q know that this night would change him forever.
When Margo goes missing, Q and his band of geektaskic friends, Radar and Ben, search for clues to find her. Their search for her leads them on an outrageous journey that is results in unexpected new friendships, insights into Margo’s life, and quirky encounters with all sorts of new places. Their twisted and perverted teenage boy sense of humor is nothing less than awesome and I couldn’t help bursting out laughing.
Even though Paper Towns is fun and humorous read, there is a note of seriousness that keeps the book grounded. John Green highlights the issue of teenage runaways, its causes and it’s affects. Although this is a tough subject, John Green keeps the reader enthralled.
I’ve been wanting to read a John Green book for a while now and I’m so glad I finally did. He is a smart and talented author who clearly knows how to write good young adult fiction. I’m already trying to get my hands on some of his other books because I cannot wait to go on another one of his teenage adventures.
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