Hello lovelies! Today I’ll be reviewing a book I massively enjoyed reading: Paper Towns by John Green. Unbelievably, it’s the first John Green novel that I’ve ever read, and, it sure won’t be the last – I’ve had a taster for his writing style, fallen in love and now want to read all of his books!
There are two significant characters, one who is narrating and another who, for a large chunk of the story, is an idea, only talked about, admired.
Quentin believes everyone gets a miracle, and that his was Margo Roth Spiegelman. When she moved in next door, they became good friends. But, they grew apart and now, in their last year of high school, they barely talk. That’s until, one night, Margo climbs through Q’s bedroom window and summons him on an adventure. The next day, at school, Q hopes things will be different, that he and Margo can be good friends once again. But Margo isn’t at school the next day, or the next, or the next. She’s disappeared and left a set of clues behind for Q to follow.
It is a tale of love and adventure.
The story is set mainly in the American state, Orlando. It is mentioned quite a bit at the start of the book, but does not play a part in the forward movement of the story. Towards the end of the book, a non-existent location becomes important and gives the book its name.
What I liked about this story were all the interesting, realistic characters and the pace; the story was driven by the set of clues and there wasn’t a dull moment. I also enjoyed the humor in this book; it’s the perfect summer read!
I honestly cannot think of one thing I didn’t like about this book!
Paper Towns has been made into a film, which I recently watched and enjoyed, however, it doesn’t do the book justice.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review! Have you read Paper Towns? If so, what did you think of it? Did you enjoy it as much as me? I’d love to know, so let me know in the comment section!