Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mini-review: Paper Towns by John Green

 Theme: April Fools! (April 1-7, 2011)

Today's Book of the Day is:

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 of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.

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I really like this book. I read it back in 2008 just after it's release and it was my first John Green book (still my only, but I've always intended to fix that). It's the kind of book that makes me jealous of others when I see/hear/read that they are picking it up for the first time. Oh to be young again and to be embarking on the wild and wonderful adventure that is Paper Towns!

There is just the right about of boy-girl friend-ish crush, just the right amount of quirky and funny characterization, there's a wonderful and unforgettable night of tom-foolery and at the end of the book the characters even learn something about themselves. A marvelous read. If you haven't picked it up yet, then you really should do so soon!


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Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


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