Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Hey my lovelies, this weeks review is of Paper Towns by John Green. I originally read and wrote this review in 2015, however it got stuck in my drafts folder and never found...until now. It is quite rare for me to read books with a male point of view, but after reading Half Bad and immensely enjoying it I figured I would read my first John Green book.

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publication Date: September 22nd 2009
Date Read: April 2015
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Pages: 305
Rating: 4 Stars
Goodreads Summary: Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 the girl he thought he knew... 


To be honest I had been staying away from John Green novels, as I knew that he had a penchant for killing of his characters and as I am not a particular fan of reading sad novels about death. Paper Towns has a sense of realism, as some of the things that happened could definitely happen in real life and if it wasn't for Margot disappearing across the country for a week and her parents not noticing or caring I would consider it one of the most realistic ones I have read.


Quentin was our main point of view and I found him quite annoying. Mainly how utterly obsessed was with Margo, as I found him very dependant on her and how much he had built her up in his head, you could see that everything wasn't as amazing he was making it out to be. However, I did enjoy his relationship with other characters such as his best friends,

Margot seemed to come of quite mentally unstable for me, from how flighty she was and how she believed that everything she did was in the right and everyone else was in the wrong. 


I quite like how the ending of Paper Towns turned out and the way all of the relationships ended.

Recommend it...

I would recommend this to any John Green fans or people who enjoys YA realism contemporaries.  

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