Publication Date:September 22,2009.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Adventure.
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.
PAPER TOWNS was a second novel that I read by JOHN GREEN while I was still in college, and since it has been a while, I decided to re-read it. It reminded me how much I loved this book, despite reading it previously I couldn’t get enough of PAPER TOWNS . I was hooked. It’s not a book about romance, at least not all of it is. PAPER TOWNS was mostly based on adventure, the true value of friendship and of course Quentin finding what happened to the girl he loves. Of course I loved fact that it had a bit of mystery added to the story as well, but then what wasn’t mystery when it came to a girl like Margo? To me it felt like she surrounded almost everyone she knew, in mystery. Considering that it wasn’t first time that she ran away, and not the first time that she left clues, surrounding her disappearance. Expect it seemed that this time she only left clues, for Quentin to figure out or at least that it seemed like. Just like Quentin, I wondered who the real Margo was? What was her reason behind it? I was engaged in the mystery like he and his friends were.
I could tell that there was some connection, between Margo and Quentin from moment that Margo enlisted his help that night. I figured there was a reason that she asked him. At times I did find myself wondering if she actually cared for him, or she was just using him. While they were in middle of their tasks, I could feel a connection between two of them and of course at the end of the book. The way that they were talking to one another and of course way that they said goodbye. That was one of the most emotional moments in the book, at least for me it was. It wasn’t an ending that I wanted for them, especially since I was rooting from them right from start. But then there isn’t always a happily after. I feel like Quentin cared about Margo more than she did for him, everything he went through to find her, all the miles he drove with his friends. While, she didn’t even seem that happy to see him at first. It felt like his feelings for here were more real, than hers. Once I reached the end, I did wonder what happened with them next. I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen with them next in their lives. If their paths would cross again.
I loved the adventure portion of the novel, which was one of my favorite’s parts of the books. First the nighttime adventure that Margo planned, you couldn’t help but wonder what she would up to next, that night. You can’t help but wonder if there was reason behind that sudden decision. As I reached the end, it made sense why she did it at that moment; she most likely knew by then that she was leaving. Then the adventure that Quentin and his friends took, in search of Margo. I love reading about road trips like that, with some sort of reason behind. Also way that it was written and described, it put images in my mind that I found myself thinking about, after finishing the book. I knew there were reason that JOHN GREEN is one of my favorite authors, because he write astonishing story with unforgettable characters. Once I finish his book, I am ready to pick another one, ready for his next adventure.