Paper Towns. Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a. Paper Towns. Front Cover. John Green. Dutton Books, - Juvenile Fiction - pages. Reviews. From the #1 a hyper-intense Read full review. This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is.
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PAPER TOWNS. JOHN GREEN First published in the USA in October by Dutton Books, a member of. Penguin Group .. His whole life is devoted to the. Read “Paper Towns”, by John Green online on Bookmate – Bestseller from the award-winning author of LOOKING FOR I can read the full book without download it?. Paper Towns is a novel written by John Green, primarily for an audience of young adults, and John Green drew inspiration for this book from his experience and knowledge of "paper towns" during a road journey through South Margo needs an accomplice and a car to help her complete the tasks, and Quentin accepts.
Bestselling author and Printz Medalist John Green's brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty have inspired a new generation of readers. There were some interesting moments and ideas in this book, but overall it was a bit meh. It was a little crude for my taste, lots of dirty teenage-boy jokes. And it kind of followed a hyper-intense Gasp if you must, but this is only my second John Green book.
He likes things to be neat and simple, making him the complete opposite of Margo. Quentin has had a crush on Margo since they were kids, but the distance he kept from her created a perfect image of her in his head that turned out not to be real. His desire to find her after she goes missing drives the events of the story. Margo Roth Spiegelman A self-described "pretty girl" who runs away from home only to be pursued by her childhood friend.
Spiegelman is assertive but is from a dysfunctional family, and is one of the most popular girls at her local high school.
She has a love for American literature, music, and travel. Her pet dog, Myrna Mountweazel, is a reference to Lillian Virginia Mountweazel,  a woman who never existed, but was listed in the edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia. Ben Starling One of Quentin and Radar's best friends.
Travels with them and his girlfriend, Lacey. He is in the school band. He broke the record for a keg stand.
Marcus "Radar" Lincoln He is one of Quentin's best friends. Lacey Pemberton Lacey is the best and closest friend of Margo.
They were friends since kindergarten. However, Margo and Lacey have a strange friendship; Margo feels Lacey has always been judgmental of her throughout their relationship. Each individual part is named for a specific metaphor used considerably in that section.
Each individual chapter within the first two parts is labeled with a number. However, the third part of the novel is divided into smaller sections. Each section refers to the hour of the characters' road trip.
As a former Orlando resident, John Green had seen and heard of many "paper towns". His first experience with a "paper town" occurred during his junior year of college while on a road trip. In South Dakota, he and his friend came across a paper town called Holen.
At the end of the novel, John Green states that the story of Agloe presented in the text is mostly true: "Agloe began as a paper town created to protect against copyright infringement.
But then people with these old Esso maps kept looking for it, and so someone built a store, making Agloe real. Publishers Weekly said, "the title, which refers to unbuilt subdivisions and copyright trap towns that appear on maps but don't exist, unintentionally underscores the novel's weakness: both milquetoast Q and self-absorbed Margo are types, not fully dimensional characters". It also said the novel is "another teen pleasing read". Though we only really see Margo for the first third of the book, the clues really create her character and give us the feeling she's a complex person.
Finding out who Margo is through the things she left behind was a really great way to develop her character.
All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. She was not an adventure.
She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl. Like me.
This is a very well written pot that mixes mistery and comedy in order to make the reader wants to read more and find out how the book ends.
Margo says that we are all paper girls and boys living in paper towns because in hers and in my opinion we care too much about what other people think about us.
We let them build ideas of people with our same name and look but that are not ourselves.
We let these ideas be more important than our own self. Q is a teenager who is at a lost point in his life. He is looking for himself and wants to find his own place in society. Margo can be considered more of an idea than a real character. Everybody has different memories of her, and so sees her differently. Even when we discover the real Margo, she is still one of the most complicated characters of the whole novel. It is my favourite novel because it talks about something close to me, my own situation and the society I live in.