Paper Towns, by John Green
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back 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 of the girl he thought he knew.
My Thoughts: Paper Towns is now my favorite John Green book. The characters are similar (read: pretty much exactly the same) to those in Looking for Alaska — Quentin is basically Pudge and Margo is basically Alaska — but still, they’re real and funny and just so interesting to read about.
I love John Green’s writing in all of his books. He makes it so easy to believe that these teenagers are real people, not just paper boys and paper girls. His books are so funny even when they’re sad, and Paper Towns is no exception.
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 Stars) ~ I just loved the characters, the writing, and the story so much that I had to give this a 5 star rating.
If you enjoyed Paper Towns, you may like:
~ The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
~ Every Day, by David Levithan
~ Looking For Alaska, by John Green
~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Steven Chbosky
Comment Question: What is your favorite young adult book? Leave a comment! My favorite is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, although Paper Towns is pretty high on the list now.