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Paper Towns - John Green

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Year of Publication: 2008
Genre: YA, mystery
Pages: 352
First Line: "The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.”

Summary: One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

(Source: Ebsco)

Review: Like all of John Green's books, this one was brilliant. This is the fourth book of his that I have read and I really enjoyed it. It's not my favorite of his, but still wonderful and definitely worth the time. Dialogue was amusing, characters were interesting. Furthermore, John Green uses his quirky sense of humor to insert totally random and hilarious situations such as beer swords and a car game which involves describing the life of the person in the car adjacent. Books usually can't make me laugh out loud, but John Green never fails.

Worst part: I was disappointed on the lack of Margo. I loved her character in the first part of the book and would have loved to see more of it.

Best part: John Green is a master at character and plot manipulation. Q makes something out of, apparently, nothing and Green just does a wonderful job with it.

Grade: B

Other Books by This Author: An Abundance of Katharines, Looking for Alaska a short story in a book about Christmas.
Tags: category: young adult, genre: mystery, review, xxx author last name: a-h

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