Paper Towns by John Green

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I loved this book. There were moments when I was scared, moments when I roared with laughter and moments when I questioned the sanity of everyone.
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Winner of the Edgar Award
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller

Millions of Copies Sold

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew.

#1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.

 




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About John Green

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John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska’s Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. John’s experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss. John works for Booklist and is also a commentator for National Public Radio’s national afternoon newsmagazine, “All Things Considered,” and Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ. “Nick,” about John’s experiences as a chaplain, appeared on “Driveway Moments” a “best-of” two-CD set, which NPR released in August 2004. John was recently featured in the Tribune’s RedEye edition and on television as one of Chicago’s “Fabulous 20somethings.” He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 4, 2008 by Speak. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by beckycook4648 on Nov 01 2015

My favourite part has to be the middle, and the adventure that they go out of their way to take… Well I can’t tell you that!! But my least favourite part has to be the end. I think that the end was disappointing, but all-in-all it was a gripping read!

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Reviewed by tashtastic on Sep 25 2015

I wouldn’t say don’t read the book as it wasn’t awful – lots of people I know absolutely love the book, but for me I just thought it was a bit lacklustre.

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Excellent
on Sep 09 2015

I loved this book. There were moments when I was scared, moments when I roared with laughter and moments when I questioned the sanity of everyone.

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Reviewed by bookworm.30999 on Jul 23 2015

Passive readers might not have noticed the depth of this book but it is a lot more than “just another romantic story”.

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Reviewed by Butterfly Rainbow on Jun 17 2015

I admire the way he develops the characters and gives them their own personalities. I enjoy the way Green builds the plot, and adds new toppings every now and then and just spices the story up.

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Reviewed by some-infinities-katie on Apr 28 2015

...Paper Towns is a remarkable and funny book with great characters and beautiful metaphors. I would recommend it to fans of any other John Green book, or fans of any similar YA authors...

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Reviewed by infernalpanemallegiance2 on Jun 09 2014

I found the ending very fitting for the book. It was sad, but not expected. All of John Green's books have made me think more about even the simplest things - and this isn't an exception. Paper Towns is by far one of my favourite books of all time...

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Reviewed by acornsized on Mar 28 2014

I found Paper Towns quite relatable and amusing, and thought it ended perfectly for the kind of story it tells. I would probably recommend it...

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Reviewed by zebbear on Jan 29 2014

This was a book that made me think more about life and how people can react to things differently. It showed how similar yet different everybody is. It surprised me to know that some people take the time to think hard about what's going to happen in the future, and worry about it so much that they nearly lose their mind.

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Jacob 10 Sep 2014

This book is great. And it's up there on my favorite book list with "The Spectacular Now", "The Fault in Our Stars", "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Carrie"

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