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Paper Towns (edition 2008)

by John Green

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Title:Paper Towns
Authors:John Green
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2008), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover, 305 pages
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Paper Towns by John Green

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I didn't know paper towns was a real thing until I heard the editor's notes at the end of this book. I enjoyed this as an audiobook. Quentin lives next to Margo and Quentin fell in love with Margo when they were 10. One night Margo sneaks into Quentin's room and takes him on an all-nighter that ends at daybreak. Next day she is gone. Quentin wonders what has happened to her and when he finds out that she has left clues before when she has ran off, he starts to follow the clues and drags his friends into it to help.

Not a bad young adult book. I look forward to the movie to see how close they stick to the story. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Again, I wish we had the option for half stars; I would give this a 4.5. While I did not love it as much as I did The Fault in Our Stars, I liked it a lot- to put it simply. I think I liked it better than Looking for Alaska, which I enjoyed quite a bit. I have read other reviews that complained it was too much like The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. While they do play on the same format- boy and girl relationship- the resolutions of all three are quite different. To me, it is no different that an author who specializes in mysteries- there's a format for those that can be seen in almost every mystery novel. If this is John Green's format, good for him. It works for me. A few books down the road, it may get tiresome, but for the three I have read, it has not been a deterrent or been too predictable for me because of the different angles and endings (need to read An Abundance of Katherines).

What really works for me in this one is the tie in to great poetry. The connections to Walt Whitman's poetry and even Emily Dickinson are so well played and help bring a modernity that makes this poetry relevant to a younger generation. Anyone who can do that has my attention. ( )
  karconner | Jul 5, 2016 |
This time John Green’s awesome teens go on a roadtrip , following clues left by a quirky classmate. As expected, there’s lots of juvenile humor strewn throughout this story of looking beyond the images people project of themselves and learning to see them as they really are. ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
Just AMAZING... ( )
  FilipaCorreia | Jun 30, 2016 |
fantastic, enjoyed this story a lot more than the Fault in our Stars. This story was a more complex love story and had a much deeper message about being a teenager, first love and the need to move on from feeling stifled in a small town. This story has convinced me to go on and read "Looking for Alaska ( )
  rata | Jun 29, 2016 |
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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 editionsconfirmed
Frost, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Funfhausen, ChristianCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, Dan JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vandervoort, IreneDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
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
Dedication
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.
Quotations
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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