Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Book: Paper Towns by John Green
Genre: YA
Rating: A
For: Fun!

In this, John Green's third book, we met Quinten, also known as Q. He's had a crush on his next door neighbor, Margo, for as long as he can remember. They were best buddies when they were younger, but now that they are in high school, Margo, being in the popular crowd, and Q, being in the nerdy crowd, don't have much to do with each other.

But one night, Margo shows up at Q's window and asks him to come drive her around all night as she carries out a huge revenge plan on all her "friends" that have recently wronged her. Q reluctantly agrees, and ends up having the best night of his life!

And so goes the first part of this book. The second part is Q and his friends trying to solve a mystery surrounding Margo. Then in the third part, they think they've solved it and so they go off on 20 hour drive in the minivan to see if they are correct or not.

Mixed in with all the humor and funny parts that are signature John Green traits, we have the other side of a John Green book, which is deep introspective life learning lessons. I love this mix and officially declare myself a hearty John Green fan! As I wrote over at Goodreads, he makes me laugh. He makes me sad. He makes me think. He makes me mad. I love the characters he creates and the things he makes me ponder.

Other Reviews of Paper Towns:

Becky's Book Reviews
Teen Book Review
Books Are King
Zoe's Book Reviews
Reviewer X
Reading Keeps You Sane
Au Courant

Let me know if you need to be added to the list! :)


  1. He makes me do all those things too. I can't wait to read this book!

  2. Awesome review! I really cannot wait to read this. John Green is such an amazing author. His characters seem to jump off the pages with realism.

  3. What another fantastic book and review. After all the drama, its good to see it was worth the wait.

  4. The reviews that I keep seeing about John Green has me wondering why I've never read any of his books. Must remedy that.



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