Paper Towns (Paperback)

John Green

13 years +

In Paper Towns, Margo Roth Spiegelman's adventures have become the stuff of legend at her high school - and Quentin is delighted when she summons him to join her on an all-night road trip. He's always had a crush on her and can't help but follow as she vows to seek revenge.

But then Margo disappears. She hasn't been seen for over a week when Quentin realises there are clues to her whereabouts, and they've all been left just for him... As he finds himself absorbed deeper into the mystery, Quentin has no choice but to take another road trip across America as he starts to evaluate just who and what it is he is looking for.

A coming-of-age story mixed with a captivating mystery, this is another startling young adult read from John Green, the bestselling author of The Fault In Our Stars and Looking for Alaska.

Product Details

  • Product code: TNZ2
  • ISBN: 9781408867846
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Tue May 19 00:00:00 BST 2015
  • Book points: 0

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Intelligent, laugh-out loud, Florida-based (mostly), coming-of-age odyssey -

I fondly remember 'The Breakfast Club', and like the 'Noble Quest' genre, so was intrigued by this story. I'm not usually drawn to books recommended for young adults, but my young adult said that the Simple Minds Song, 'Don't You Forget About Me' was ringing in her ears while reading this book, so I picked it up.

Quentin is almost too agreeable to be a teen on the verge of graduation, but the girl that was 'Margo Roth Spiegelman' brought out his inner rebel. His quirky, unpopular gang of three (a fairly classic literary formula of decent bloke; lazy, shallow, but loyal mate and hard-working, self conscious genius ) became cool.

Margo herself is so many things to so many people and that is pretty much the point, but I actually like her. She's a disturbed, criminal genius, but also just a girl. I love this book, but mostly for the emotional responses I got from it.

John Green interplays meandering philosophy with real shocks of fear and humour.

Muddle Aged , Fri Oct 16 12:34:26 BST 2015

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Meh -

I read The Fault in Our Stars first. I feel I need to get that out of the way, as it may help explain why I felt disappointed by this book. I loved Green's characters, all of them except the lead female. She was melodramatic and downright annoying in my opinion. I felt this book was somewhat lacking. I enjoyed the road-trip aspect to it, but the ending left me feeling pretty deflated. Not Green's best.

You can find more of my reviews on my book blog Confessions of a Book Geek!

Rachel, Confessions of a Book Geek , Sat Jul 18 18:15:26 BST 2015

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