Light and Entertaining
Paper towns is a very comedic and thought-provoking read. John Green did a wonderful job in conveying humor and developing his characters; I agree he’s managed to evoke them to life. The overall concept is very new and gripping and he’s built a solid foundation to begin with. Whereas, coming in terms with the style of writing, I find it very engaging and easy to read.
There are lots of occurrences within the story that I wasn’t anticipating. And of course, that’s what singles out this book from the rest. It’s not the mainstream type of book where I can instantly foretell the plot from the get-go, instead it constantly provokes curiosity.
From the beginning to the mid segment of the book, it was brilliant. Yet as it progresses from that point on, it started to become bland and rather dreary. That’s why this book isn’t a full five for me. But I have to clarify that I liked the ending and the fact that it was ultimately able to deliver the sole message of the story.
All in all, I was pleased and never regret picking it up from the bookshelf.
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…