Paper Towns

Friday, May 30, 2014

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.
via Goodreads
Let me preface this by saying I've fallen in love with John Green. It started with Looking for Alaska, continued with The Fault in Our Stars (hoping to reread and review both soon!). I found a box set with Looking for Alaska, TFiOS and two of his other books I hadn't read yet so I snatched it up. I read the first two as ebooks but they were worth buying as hard copies.
However, I really hated this book. It was very "Looking for Alaska." Margo disappears and it screws  up everything pretty much. The story is great, but it felt very much like Looking for Alaska. If you haven't read either, starting with Alaska.
I really hated Margo and Quentin's character felt really blah. They just weren't enough for me. Honestly Radar was my favorite. He was lovable, the one to rely on and provided comedic relief when the book was just getting me down.
The plot is still good, and if I hadn't read something I felt was almost identical I would have probably liked it.

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