Paper Towns Review

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“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on colour instead of taste.”

John Green once again has written a humorous, thought-provoking and intriguing book which will have you on the edge of your seat.

This mystery novel will have you gripped from the very beginning as the daring, Margo Roth Spiegelman, persuades the rational-headed, Quentin Jacobsen, to embark on a night of mischief and adventure. Their all-nighter is an experience that the pair will never forget when they set off to complete eleven tasks, including revenge.

Margo Roth Spiegelman and Quentin Jacobsen, better known as Q, were childhood friends who drifted apart through high school, but when Margo turns up at Q’s bedroom one night not long before graduation, it makes Quentin wonder if their friendship will be rekindled.

The next day at school is not as Q hopes when Margo does not show up, but where has Margo gone?

Quentin Jacobsen, Q, is a loveable teenager with his sensible and caring nature but when Margo disappears he hunts to find her and finds he has a lot more courage than he thinks. He follows the clues she may or may not have intended to leave to solve the Margo mystery.

Margo Roth Spiegelman is a captivating character with an extraordinary mind for planning her wildest dreams. Her wild nature and huge personality leads to one big question ‘Who is the real Margo?

This book is perfect for its primarily teenage audience with jokes about a friend’s mum, worrying about dates for prom and trying to find romance. This is a story that teenagers can relate to and the mystery element will hook the reader.

‘Paper Towns’ will have you laughing, puzzled and questioning how you think of the world. This book is a must read if you love John Green’s style, you will love this one just as much as his other writing.

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