Thursday, July 17, 2014
Book Review: "Paper Towns" by John Green
This is my third book by Green and I could tell I was holding myself back a little, not wanting to be torn apart by some crazy emotional scene that would completely gut me. It starts out crazy fun with Margo and Q doing all of these -things- all over town which I thought was fantastic. But then Margo is gone. Just gone. And because she's eighteen, no one is really looking for her except Q. He has convinced himself that she has left clues for him to find her... But did she really? Can he find her? This part had me feeling more like I was being strung along... though I already admit I was holding myself back. It still read pretty quickly, because I still wanted to know what happened and everything, but I wasn't blown away by this book at all. Of the three that I've read The Fault in our Stars is still tops, Looking for Alaska would come in second, and then this one. But it was necessary for me to read this before any movie talk gets more serious, so I'm glad I did (just not going to go crazy recommending this to others).
Side note: I absolutely loved the idea of "paper towns" though - both as Margo first defines it for Q, and then again as defined by map makers - very interesting bit of trivia there.
by John Green