Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Audiobook CD - 2008
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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2008.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9781423344230
1423344235
Branch Call Number: CDT YAF GREEN
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Miller, Dan John

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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firebreather
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.

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Womanonfire
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.

mayfairlady Jul 28, 2014

a bit formulaic - narration is fine

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kesha1123
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.

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ROSALIND M STENGLE
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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