Review: Paper Towns

7:30 AM


Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2009
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Buy Links:  Amazon || The Book Depository


  Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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...

  Quentin Jacobson has been crushing on his next-door neighbor Margo Spiegmann almost his entire life, so when Margo invites him to go on an adventure with her one night, he agrees. However, the next day, Quentin finds out that Margo has disappeared, and he believed that Margo left a series of clues for him to find, so he tries to understand these clues with his friends to find Margo.

  To be honest, I was reluctant to go into this at first because I didn't like The Fault in Our Stars. But then I had the urge to read it one time, and I'm just so glad that I decided to give this one a chance because it turned out to be an amazing read!

  Honestly, I did not like the story itself. I thought it was weird and unrealistic, but I can't help but love this book! I don't even know why I loved it, I just know that I enjoyed it tremendously while I was reading it, and the beautiful quotes were a great bonus! Also, I love how Quentin stood by his side the whole time, even though they thought he was doing something completely stupid.

  I believe that John Green has a way with words which made me feel like this book was more like a poem that I actually understood rather than just a novel. I definitely liked reading this a lot better than The Fault in Our Stars, and I look forward to reading more books by the same author!

“When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.” 

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

Buy Links:  Amazon || The Book Depository 

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3 thoughts

  1. Pretty straight forward review! Haha, kinda agree about not liking the story itself. :)

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  2. I'm so intrigued by the fact that you didn't enjoy the story but you ended up loving the book despite that. I'm planning on reading this one next month, although I did start it at the beginning of April and was just kind of "meh" about the first chapter. I agree that John Green really has a way with words, though!

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  3. I've never read anything but John Green but I do plan to read one soon and I'm thinking of picking this up. My friend keeps on insisting that this is John Green's best book so far.. Nice to know that you enjoyed :)

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