Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Audiobook CD - 2008
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When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night, dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge, he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q; until day breaks and she vanishes.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2008
ISBN: 9781423344223
Branch Call Number: CD TEEN FICTION Gre, 7 disc
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Miller, Dan John


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May 21, 2019

Grabbed my attention from the start - loved the characters.

Aug 18, 2017

Quentin Jacobsen has always had an infatuation with the legendary Margo Roth Spiegleman. After an unbelievable night spent with her, she disappears. Though there's a trail she left him. Q is then sent on a wild goose chase to find the love of his life. I'm not a fan of romance, but this book isn't just about romance. This a story of friendship, loyalty, mystery, and adventure. Lots of parts left me reevaluating my life views while other times left me laughing loudly. Each character goes through their own journey and undergoes character development. It was like they were real-life people. Even the parents developed! The only thing that disappointed me was the ending. Don't worry, no spoilers, but I found the ending anti-climatic. After sticking with Q through the thick and thin of finding the beautiful, amazing Margo Roth Spiegleman, I was expecting something more. Though my expectations were very high, so I understand. I'm not sure I would've accepted any ending other than, "Then they got married right then and there!" Anyways, I would give this book to anyone who's down for a good mystery with some romance, an introspective look on life, and light humor.
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Quentin has always been in love with his extraordinary neighbour Margo Roth Spiegelman- but she barely knows that he exists. So, when she climbs back into his life, inviting him on an all-night campaign of revenge, he joins her. When morning comes, Margo has disappeared, leaving clues that only Q can follow. As he embarks on his journey to find her, Q comes to realize that he barely knows Margo at all. Paper Towns has everything I’ve come to expect from a John Green novel: a mystery, a love story, funny dialogue, quirky friends, a road trip and lots of growing up. Luckily, this formula works- Paper Towns (although not the most original of novels) is lighthearted while still heart felt, hilarious and a great easy-read. The story could have been improved by shortening the second section, which seemed to drag on forever. I nearly gave up part-way through but am immensely grateful that I held out and finished the novel, as the conclusion was phenomenal. All in all, perfect for fans of John Green’s other works (such as An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, Looking For Alaska) and Rainbow Rowell. 3.5/5 Stars. @viedelabibliothèque of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 02, 2015

Maybe I'm old but I couldn't get past 20% of the book. Couldn't find a single character or situation to sympathize or empathize (And I read a lot of young adult fiction). Maybe teen readers may find something in it, not for me.

Jul 06, 2015

The book wasn't bad but I didn't feel a connection to the characters at all and I found Margo's actions to be somewhat selfish however, I understand why she did the things that she did.

Q(short for Quentin) seemed like he was suppose to be one of the reader's favorite characters but I much prefered Radar, he just seemed more lively to me.

The best thing about this book(and all of John Green's books for the matter) are the themes from each story( depending on the readers, the themes will be different for you than they were for me) and how he writes his characters like what real teens are like and not what teens should be.

I am looking forward to the movie however and maybe someday down the road I will read it again and feel differently about it.

Jul 28, 2014

a bit formulaic - narration is fine

Apr 12, 2014

Although I've shelved this as realistic fiction, Margo's motives seem ultra fictitious and self-centered. I love Radar's character. He's both humorous, unique, and amusing. The themes are important: sustain loyal friendships, embrace adventure, and know when to move on.

Feb 06, 2013

I absolutely love this book. The way that John Green writes is inspiring an captivating. I couldn't put this book down.


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