Student Review by Tyani J.: Paper Towns by John Green

Paper TownsTitle: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Published: 2008

Summary from Goodreads:

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 Q gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Tyani’s Review: 

Oh, John Green how you never cease to amaze me. Paper Towns has once again, exceeded my expectations. Not only is it beautifully written, like every other John Green book, but it is able to entice you and masterfully reel you into the adventure that Quentin experiences throughout. You are right there next to him from the beginning adventure with Margo and all the adventures that he has. One of the main things I liked about the book is the overlying idea that even though people seem to be one person, on the inside they could be someone completely different. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are… People are different when you can smell them and see them up close…”  Throughout the whole story, Quentin believes he is in love with Margo Roth Spiegelman, the most popular, most beautiful girl, with the perfect life, but as he goes on, he realizes that the Margo Roth he fell in love with really isn’t the Real Margo Roth. I think that this book was written so perfectly, in a way that almost every person can relate to because no matter how hard we try, we don’t always let people see the real us.

The book keeps you on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what will happen next.

At times I just wanted to flip to the end of the book to see how it ended because I couldn’t take the suspense. Paper Towns is simply another masterpiece beautifully written by John Green.

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2 responses to “Student Review by Tyani J.: Paper Towns by John Green

  1. Love the review, Tyani. I must be the only YA fanatic around who hasn’t read John Green’s work yet! (I’ve bought books, but my to-be-read pile is just so huge!) Which of his books is your favorite?

  2. Tyani

    That is a hard question, John Green is my favorite author so it is hard to pick just one. Each book has different qualities that make them each incredible reads. But I think I’d have to say The Fault in Our Stars is my favorite. Maybe it is because it was the first John Green book I read but I’ve been in love with Augustus Waters since the first chapter of that book.

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