“Paper Towns” by John Green

After I saw the movie “The Fault in Our Stars”, which was based on the book with the same title by John Green, I told myself that I need to read “Paper Towns” before the movie is on. The book started with an adventure of Margo Roth Spiegelman and Quentin Jacobsen. They are friends and neighboors from childhood. Margo is the kind of girl that everyone wants to be friends with, she is intelligent, mysterious person. The evening she sneaks into Quentin’s room and summons him to be part of a revenge plan, is the evening the myster starts. Q. is lucky to consider that now he will be part of Margo’s life, miracle he was waiting for a long time. But his dreams vanishe the next day when he finds that Margo misteriously dissapeared. The proper action of the book starts when Q. and his best friends (Ben and Radar, but mostly Q.) are searching for her.  The journey Q. went, was hard, full of mysteries, funny and entertaining.

First of all some aspects that I liked when reading the book. I liked the funny part of the book, Q. and his friends. They have some nice conversations, and quite good jokes. I learned new stuff while reading, namely about maps. I didn’t knew that such towns exist, like paper towns, and which were their significance. I liked Quentin in this story, he is charming and the way he is looking for Margo, when even her parents aren’t, is very noble of him.

I gave this book 3 stars out of 5 on Goodreads, because I was dissapointed by the character of Margo Roth Spiegelman. If I will hear that name again so often there are some big chances that I will “vomit”. She is insensitive and selfish, because of the way she acts. Because of that I didn’t like the end, it would be more appropriate to end it in an extreme way: “Margo dead”. Nevertheless, this summer will appear the movie, and in the role of Margo Spiegelman will play Cara Delevingne, a famous model so I am looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you. I read the book after I saw “the fault in our stars”. I expected more… But if you want some real mystery I recommend books by Gillian Flynn. She is so creative… Still Paper Towns is a good book, but don’t expect much 🙂

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    1. Yeah, me neither! And i guess the way you like the book, is reflected in the review you write, because I really show my dissapointment with this book. I would rather prefer to read Gillian Flynn

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