Today’s book review comes from Louise.
‘‘Paper Towns’ – by John Green
Quentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman were thrown together by a freak discovery when they were younger; this event led Quentin to fall in love with Margo, but as they drifted apart he was forced to watch on longingly as she grew up and moved on without him. Until suddenly, she requires his assistance on her campaign of revenge, and the following few hours rekindle their special bond. But when Quentin returns to school the next day, bleary-eyed and thought-filled, Margo does not, and he is led on a long search to try and find her before it is too late.
This book, as are the others by John Green, is incredibly clever and unpredictable, with excitement at every twist and turn. Yet despite the hundreds of questions with no real answers, and the true depth in its messages, it still managed to pull on my heart strings until I became the love-sick Quentin Jacobsen. The novel is the perfect balance between meaningful and witty, scary and sweet, and it is this roller-coaster of teenage emotions that it explores that makes the book so special, as well as the growing tension and mystery through-out the novel. Whilst Green writes in a conversational and literal manner that is sometimes hard to follow, the truth is that I fell in love with this book, and I couldn’t recommend it more.’
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