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Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns (edition 2008)

by John Green (Author)

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Title:Paper Towns
Authors:John Green (Author)
Info:Dutton Books (2008), Edition: 1st, 305 pages
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Paper Towns by John Green

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I did not cry. Not. Even. A. Little.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I love how John Green writes smart people. ( )
  nicoleolea | Jun 12, 2019 |
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Many parts were laugh-out-loud funny, but Green mixes in plenty of thoughtful commentary. There were so many coincidences and lucky breaks to make the mystery pretty darned unbelievable, but Green's writing style is enjoyable enough that I'm happy to go along for the ride.
The one character who confused me was Lacey - I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. ( )
  joyceclark | Jun 5, 2019 |
En la BLC mucha gente me dijo que no valía la pena... pues yo soy rara y me ha gustado. ( )
  dieciseislunas | Jun 2, 2019 |
Q was the same character as what's his face and Margo was the same as Alaska. It felt like he picked up the storyline from Looking for Alaska and dropped it in the suburbs. If I hadn't read that first, this would have gotten another star or two. ( )
  kweber319 | May 13, 2019 |
There were some interesting moments and ideas in this book, but overall it was a bit meh. It was a little crude for my taste, lots of dirty teenage-boy jokes. And it kind of followed a hyper-intense nerd stereotype which was almost painful to read. And it had all the immature high school cliches & drama that I loathe. Not to mention it had way too any metaphors and monologues and really bad literature references.

I did get into the mystery of what happened to Margo, and what kind of person she really was, which is why I gave this book three stars. And there were some good lines in the mess.

I LOVED The Fault in Our Stars, so to not love this book was really disappointing. TFIOS just seemed more mature, polished & sincere to me. Every line in TFIOS was special, whereas in Paper Towns many of the lines were kind of trashy. ( )
  Sweet_Serenity | Mar 14, 2019 |
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The narration of “Paper Towns” spends too much time in Quentin’s head, which, to be sure, is an entertaining place

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John Greenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Frost, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Funfhausen, ChristianCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, Dan JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vandervoort, IreneDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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And after, when we went outside to look at her finished lantern from the road, I said I liked the way her light shone through the face that flickered in the dark.
—"Jack O'Lantern," Katrina Vandenberg in Atlas
People say friends don't destroy one another What do they know about friends?
—"Game shows Touch Our Lives," The Mountain Goats
To Julie Strauss-Gabel, without whom none of this could have become real.
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The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.
Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, thoses streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
Margo was not a miracle. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.
I like finding stuff out about her. I mean, that I didn't know before. I had no idea who she really was. I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things.
What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.
Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will," she says. "Yeah, that's true," I say. But then after I think about it for a second, I add, "But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014241493X, Paperback)

Two-time Printz Medalist John Green’s New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award nominee, now in paperback!

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 the girl he thought he knew.

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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.… (more)

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