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Paper Towns by John Green
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Paper Towns (edition 2009)

by John Green (Author)

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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.
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Title:Paper Towns
Authors:John Green (Author)
Info:Penguin Books (2009), Edition: Reprint, 305 pages
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Totally unsatisfying ( )
  eboods | Feb 28, 2024 |
My first John Green, and I totally understand his popularity with the teen audience. His character's voices are authentic, and the issues they are dealing with real without being overdone and trite. This book certainly kept me guessing until the end and I appreciated that it was a teen novel about travel that did not reference Kerouac, Whitman was a much better choice. ( )
  mslibrarynerd | Jan 13, 2024 |
Very strong book! I loved the premise and it was so cool. I really loved the main character and all the whole road trip adventure of this book. I love john green humor in this book and the story he told ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
Very strong book! I loved the premise and it was so cool. I really loved the main character and all the whole road trip adventure of this book. I love john green humor in this book and the story he told ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
I hate Margo Roth Speigelman. I hate her so much and this book was a pointless journey of giving me more reasons to hate her. 3 stars because some of the writing was nice, and the parts *without* Margo were enjoyable! Take me back to AAoK or TATWD, I just don’t want to think about this stupid self centered character ever again. ( )
  CozmicDotCom | Nov 22, 2023 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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
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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.
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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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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.

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When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.
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