Paper Towns by John Green Book Review | Witty Contemporary

Paper Towns 
John Green
Genres: Contemporary
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: 16th October 2008
Number of Pages: 541
Source: Bought from Sainsbury's ebooks

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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.

Paper Towns was an enjoyable read. I didn't know what I was getting myself into with Paper Towns but I was on high alert for feels similar to The Fault in Our Stars. Luckily this wasn't a tear jerky – at least not for me – I wasn't engulfed into this story like Green’s other work, TFIOS, but I enjoyed his familiar writing style and humor.

The really enjoyed the way this book was split into 3 different parts: Part 1 is a variety of pranks in chapter form; Part 2 is a mystery and involves finding clues; and Part 3 was a race against time, a chapter for every hour of the journey. I felt part 2 could have been shortened as this was the least enjoyable part of the book for me however aspects of it were very important to the story so I understand it’s slowness and concentrate on certain elements when reaching the end.

As for characters, I wasn't sold on Quentin or Margo the two main character at all. I did however love Quentin’s friends, Ben and Radar.

Overall Paper Towns was another witty and enjoyable read from John Green and I now have Looking for Alaska queued up on my Kindle to read soon. Green just has a way of writing that makes my dislike for contemporaries melt away.

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