Summary: Paper Towns by John Green is a book about a boy, Quentin, who is just your average high school dork. He is in love with the ever so popular Margo. But has a very special, and unexpected night with her. This all happens and the next day she disappears, although she left clues that lead him to try and find Margo. So Q and his friends venture to find his lost love Margo Roth Spiegleman.
John Green is a very brilliant writer, and I enjoy all of the books of his that I’ve read. Paper Towns is by no means an exception to this. This book is a fun read because it has a little bit of mystery with love story mixed in. Also it is really easy to like the main characters, and sort of cheer for them to succeed. It is a book that is very easy to read and also a little comical as well.
This book is about Quentin, a senior in High School. He is nerd who has always been in love with the most popular, crazy, fun girl Margo Roth-Spiegelman. When they were little they were friends, and one day when they were going to the park they found a dead man. After that they had different friends and didn’t talk anymore. About a month before graduation, Margo knocks on Quentin’s window late at night and asks him to go on an adventure with her. They do all kinds of mysterious, Margo like things that night and become closer than ever. In the morning Margo isn’t at school, or at her house, she’s missing. Quentin spends the rest of the book trying to find Margo, using some clues she has left for him.
I liked this book, I thought it was interesting, and had a very creative story unlike anything else I’ve ever read or seen. But it was also relatable. Being in High School like the main characters. I could definitely relate to a lot of the situations and problems they faced in the book.
“You will go to the paper towns and you will never come back” that is what Q fears and what Margo dreams of. Margo Roth Speigelman is exactly what her last name means a “mirror man”. Q sees her as this manic pixie dreamgirl who he both loves deeply and can never have. Others see her as an adventurer, as “cool”, as a rulebreaker, as a balloon in the wind. She is none of those things and escapes to the paper towns to find out who she is.
Summary: This book is about a high-schooler named Quentin Jacobsen who has spent most of his life watching an old friend Margo from afar. Of course he has to join her when she climbs through his window in the middle of the night asking him to help her in a brilliant plot of revenge. They exact her revenge on the people she believes have done her wrong. They also leave tokens of thanks for those who have been good to her. After they finish their crime spree, they relax and talk. This is the first time that Margo refers to her town as a paper town. Quentin expects their relationship to change after this, but the next day she’s not at school. It turns out she went missing, and he finds what he thinks are clues leading to her location. He and his friends follow these clues and look for the missing Margo.
Evaluation: I thought this was a very well written book. The intriguing clues found by Quentin kept me very involved in the story. The book was entertaining as well, because there was so much humor in all of the characters. This is a great book, and I would highly suggest reading it.
Summary: Quentin Jacobsen is just your run of the mill normal high school student. All his life, this one girl has been on his mind everyday: Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo wanted out of her seemingly normal life, but she needed the help of Quentin. One night she dissapears. Margo leaves clues so Quentin can find her, but what will happen when he does?
Evaluation: This book was really entertaining to read. I had to reread a couple of parts some times because I didn’t understand it. In some parts of the book it can feel like it’s being dragged along. Overall, this book is very interesting and I recommend it.
Summary: Margo Roth Spiegelman wanted out. She wanted freedom from the social and physical constraints of the world she inhabits. Her “friends” and cheating boyfriend fill the gaps in her seemingly well-constructed life. As her high school career comes to a close, she plans her escape, but wants to go out with a bang. Her friend Quentin is key in her schemes to get back at all the people in her life that have ever been in anyway malicious to her. Quentin assists Margo, but the next morning, Margo disappears, so Quentin is left following the trail Margo left and searching for answers.
Evaluation: This book has a strongly constructed plot that I found to be very engaging. Humor is maintained throughout the entire story. The suspense that is strung throughout the entire story is incredibly intriguing. I enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it. It can be slow at times, but it’s definitely worth it to read through those periods in the story.
Band geek Quentin Jacobsen has always had an odd friendship with long time neighbor, Margo Roth Spielgelman. So when she appears suddenly in his window, he doesn’t know what to think. Quentin is shown the wildest night he has ever known which includes revenge, uncovering, and shopping. After he awakes, Quentin knows he will never forget his experiences with Margo. So what happens when Margo disappears? With nothing but a few clues, a poem, and a cryptic message to follow, Quentin and his friends Radar and Lacey embark on a journey to find this mysterious Margo.
I liked this book. I thought it was a little hard to follow, but enjoyed it nonetheless. The clues kept readers guessing in suspense right along with Quentin. I liked the humor and personality that John Green adds in all of his characters.
Summary: “A paper town for a paper girl.” That’s what Margo Roth Spiegelman escaped for, from her hometown Orlando. Although the most popular girl at her school, with a seemingly perfect life, Margo yearns to get away from all the drama surrounding her “friends” and cheating boyfriend. She’s left for days at a time before, but now she’s going to leave for good. It’s senior year, after all. But she’s going to leave with a bang, and for Margo that means enlisting the help of her next-door neighbor Quentin for one intense night of wreaking havoc on the houses and reputations of all those who wronged her, complete with graffiti and dead fish. The next morning, Margo disappears, and what’s band geek Quentin to do but follow her trail of clues, like a modern-day teenage Sherlock?
Evaluation: There’s a quote from a review on the front cover of my copy of Paper Towns. It calls the book “profoundly moving.” This is a lie. I am not moved. Even after reading and rereading the book many times in the past week, I still stay pretty much in the same place. (Get it?) It is, however, hilarious and thoughtful and altogether fantastic. The only downside is that it can get slow in some places, but that however isn’t so bad.