Author John Green Title Paper Towns Publisher Bloomsbury
Languge English Pages 305 ISBN 9781408848180
“Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow.
But the next day Margo doesn’t come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.”
I wanted to read this book for a long time. Especially since my sister told me she really loved this book. I read “Looking for Alaska” and “The fault in our stars” already from John Green and really liked those stories.
So as I saw that the trailer for the movie was out, I really had to urge to read it, just because I didn’t want to watch the trailer before i read the book (booknerd problem).
But now to my thoughts of the story.
I’d lie if I’d say that I liked this book from the beginning. I had some serious problems getting into the story and I have no idea why. I think it’s because the story starts to unwind after a few pages. It felt like there is some things that need to be said before the real story can begin.
So I immediately thought this wasn’t gonna be a favourite of mine.
But as I said, the story starts unfolding after a few pages and by then I couldn’t lay down the book anymore. Sreiously. I was so much into it and began to love it. I even began to feel guilty for not loving the book at first.
It took me about four days to read the first 70 or so pages and when i came to the real story (what I call it for now) I finished the rest of the book in two days! That’s how much i loved it.
I still think John Green’s writing is so unique and thrilling, I’m sure I’d recognize a book of him without knowing he wrote it. There is something about he describes the characters that’s just so unique and special. I also can see a similarity in all the protagonists of his books. And I think he has a thing for road trips, which i like.
You see, i really enjoyed reading this book, but there is something i didn’t like when i finished it. It was the end. I was so disappointed about how the story ended and my first thought was that there had to be something else. I felt like i have come this long way and in the end i had nothing. That were my thoughts right after i read it. Now my opinion has changed a bit. After thinking about the whole book and story i think it really fits the characters how it ended.
John Green’s books are always a good read if you want a pageturner you can read away in a few days. From all of his books i read i think i like this one a bit more than the others. I can’t really tell why, I just loved Margo as protagonist and the whole story.
So my sister was right (again) with saying this is a really good book and i need to read it.
And now I’m really excited to read another book of him.
My rating: 4/5 stars