Q is surprised when Margo Roth Spiegelman shows up at his window and invites him on a midnight jaunt around town, but he goes. That night, in between spray-painting an M on the house of Margo's cheating ex-boyfriend and shaving off the class bully's eyebrows, Margo takes Q to the top of the SunTrust Building to look out over downtown Orlando. She says that it is a paper town, and that she (much to Q's distress) is a paper girl whose last string has just broken.
Several months ago, a friend talked me into reading Looking for Alaska and I enjoyed it, so I was happy when I saw this book sitting on the shelf in my school library, though not as happy as I was when I began to read it- Looking for Alaska may well have been as good, but I don't remember that. I really did try not to read it during class, but I couldn't help myself. This book is a quick read in the sense that it doesn't take long to finish, but I couldn't stop thinking about it after I closed the book.
I know a lot of high school students prefer to stay away from realistic books set in high schools, but even they should read this one.