In his masterpiece of a novel, Paper Towns, John Green tells the story of Quentin Jacobsen, an average, slightly nerdy high school senior, and his neighbor, the mysteriously beautiful Margo Roth Spiegleman, a student with an affinity for elaborate schemes and clever disappearances. Both Quentin and Margo become practically strangers, until one night, just a few weeks before graduation, in which Margo recruits Q for her intricate revenge plot. By morning, Quentin begins to think that maybe his relationship with Margo will be different--until she vanishes with no sign of return. Refusing to lose his faith in Margo, Quentin embarks on a journey to locate and rescue his long lost neighbor, as well as answer one question: Just who is Margo Roth Spiegleman?
John Green's piece is clever and humorous, an entertaining and thought provoking page-turner. Green's character, Quentin, is one that any young adult could find themselves relating to. The world anticipates the soon to be released film adaptation of Paper Towns, hoping it will be able to live up to Green's masterpiece.
"It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined."~John Green
Review by Annie Thorn