Friday, 25 April 2014

Paper Towns by John Green- Review

I feel like I'm endlessly reviewing John Green at the moment, and I wasn't planning on reviewing Paper Towns. But... then I spoke to a friend and was explaining what it's about and I remembered just how much I loved it and realised that I wanted to share my thoughts about it.

So, here you are!

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
-From Goodreads

This is probably joint second (with Will Grayson, Will Grayson) of my favourite John Green books, which is saying something because I've loved every book I've read by him. I think that I enjoyed Paper Towns so much because it has a sense of adventure to it. At the start of the book, Q is just a seemingly normal teenager who is about to graduate, but towards the end he has changed so much. He becomes braver and knows now what matters to him more than other things. 

I loved Q because he was selfless and did a lot for Margo, when he could have just as easily left her. He was so fun to read about and from his point of view everything was really interesting. My favourite part was towards the end. It made me want to be spontaneous and go on a road trip with good friends, and the way John Green wrote it made it so funny at times. I felt like the road trip showed so many sides to all of the characters involved, which was really great to read because the characters became even more life-like.

When I read this book it made me feel really thoughtful and towards the end it was quite happy. I liked that the book made me think about things, and Margo in particular said a lot of things that I agreed with. I just really love it when I find a quote from a book which really makes me think about things, and this quote was definitely one of my favourites:
I think there is so much meaning to it and I really wanted to share it. 

As of yet, I haven't read a John Green book which I haven't enjoyed, and this book is not an exception. I will give this 5/5 stars because I really, really loved it and I think any YA contemporary fans should give this book a try.

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