Quentin "Q" Jacobsen is in love the perfect Margo Roth Spiegelman. One day, Margo shows up at Quentin's window, and together they play pranks on Margo's enemies. The next day, Margo has disappeared. Soon, Quentin finds clues left by Margo, and his quest to find her begins.
I absolutely loved Paper Towns. I could not put this book
down, and I ended up finishing it in three school days. Usually, with
school, it takes me at least a week to finish a book. The book was
witty, meaningful, and just plain fun. The deeper meaning was my
favorite part of the novel. Because of the similar theme, Paper Towns strongly reminded me of The Great Gatsby. In fact, after I finished reading The Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams
(a short story also by F. Scott Fitzgerald with the same theme) for
English last semester, I could not stop thinking how people wrongly
perceive other people as idols or perfections. Now, I am experiencing
the same feeling.
Green also seamlessly wove symbols into the story. One example is
the black Santas that Radars parents collect. I actually did not catch
this one while I was reading. How did I find out about it, then? By
looking at a vlog by John Green. I dont know how many of you have seen
it, but if youre interested, its at the end of this post. Another
thing I enjoyed about the novel was the inclusion of interesting
tidbits. The obvious one is paper towns, specifically where Margo
disappeared to. Omnictionary was also a clever name, and I enjoyed Leaves of Grass too. Paper Towns is now one of my favorite novels.