Saturday, December 20, 2008

Paper Towns by John Green

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night-dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q.- from Barnes and Noble Synopsis

I loved this book. It was intriguing, funny, and honest. I was completely sucked into the relationships that developed in the book. Margo and Q’s connection was typical of a high school queen bee and worker bee, the major difference is the great use of memories and fantasies in Q’s mind by Green throughout the book. Q sees things through a rainbow colored lens when he looks Margo Roth Spiegelman. She is everything he is not popular, daring, and notorious. The day that Q finds the out truth about Margo, he becomes completely obsessed with finding her after her disappearance. The truth will set you free (John 8:32) I think this book is really about learning about yourself and how people can see things very differently and how the truth really can set you free.

The supporting friends really bring the book back down to reality. Radar was the best character by far. All I can say is black Santa’s are fantastic and beer cans and glue are hilarious. That was pure comedic genius on Green’s part. The only part I didn’t like was Margo herself. She just seemed whiny.

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