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Paper Towns

by John Green

Speak | September 22, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Paper Towns is rated 4.2778 out of 5 by 18.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller
 
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 has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.86 in

Published: September 22, 2009

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014241493X

ISBN - 13: 9780142414934

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Of My All-time Faves i got this book as a birtthday present and i am so thankful for that because this book was AMAZING!! if you havent read YOU NEED TO and i promise you you wont regret it. i like how this book isnt exactly the romance kinda book unlike john green's other books. i mean it has romance in it but it there is also this mystery part to it. i'm not really one for mystery novels but this book is definitely an exception. i really enjoyed how this book made me think. metaphors are thrown around all over the book and its amazing how john green makes it so that its a challenging read but at the same time a feelgood book. even if you dont read mystery or romance novels, you have to read this one because i swear there is nothing i would change about it; its beyond perfection. amazing work, john green!!
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected and Still So Great! Okay, this book is not at ALL what I was expecting. Not even close. It’s a sort of detective story … about a detective story? This girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman is a total mystery to everyone - her family, her friends. But her childhood (and no longer) best friend, and also her next door neighbour, finds her the most mysterious of all. He spends one crazy night with this crazy girl and thinks he knows everything about her. What he realizes is she is not the paper girl that everyone else sees. This was my first ever John Green book and I love his writing style. It’s very conversational which I love in a YA book like this one. This is a true coming of age novel. Discovering yourself through those around you. My favourite sort of lesson from this novel is that no matter how much you listen to or watch someone else, it doesn’t teach you anything about them - it teaches you about YOU. You learn who you are through the people who surround you. A great read with a young male narrator. Highly recommend if you want something unexpected and impossible to “figure out” before the ending!
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from John Green is a literal genius! My love for this wonderful man started with this book! Since then I have read and own almost every novel he's written. This story had me hooked from the first few pages, and I couldn't put it down after! I fully recommend it to anyone with a couple free days, as you won't want to stop until you've read the very last page. I also would recommend finding every other novel written by John Green- you'll fall in love with every character!
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paper Towns Tom Green shows his amazing talents in this novel, Paper Towns. He gives the characters so much depth and makes them relatable. There were times I laughed out loud, other times I felt sad, overall it was an amazing novel and I can't wait to read it again!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite John Green book Well I just finished this book and am currently feeling like a basket case of emotion so I apologize in advance for this most likely incoherent review.  I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did!  So first of all let me get into the 2 reasons why, although this book came very close, I did not give it a full 5/5.1) While I loved Part 1 of the book and Part 3 even more, Part 2 seemed to drag on and I found myself getting disinterested from the plot. There were definitely moments in Part 2 that I really enjoyed like the visits to the mini mall, the interaction with Gus, the aftermath of Q and Margo's revenged filled night, and most of all the party. Oh man there were so many times where I found myself laughing out loud during this book and the drunken Ben scenes were definitely a highlight. However I just think that had Part 2 been a little bit more fast paced, although I do understand why it wasn't, I mean it does span a month of these characters' lives, I feel that I would have just enjoyed this part of the story more.2) The ending. Now I won't be spoiling anything here, and don't' get me wrong it's not that I hated the ending, but I was just left feeling unsatisfied. I don't feel closure from this book at all and that's perhaps the reason why I just sat in my room crying for the past 10 minutes.... don't judge. It was just such a beautiful story and I was so immersed in these characters and in Q's journey for Margo, and after hearing all the revelations and answers in the last few pages of the book, I just didn't want it to end! So really this frustration is less so with the ending itself, but simply due to the fact that I refuse to believe this is the end of their story and I just want to see more. NOW ON TO THE GOOD THINGS and believe me when I say there were a lot of them! First of all John Green's writing was top notch in this book, but perhaps the reason I enjoyed this one so much was the humour. I LOVED all of Q, Ben and Radar's interactions! Their friendship just seemed so realistic and fun and all their conversations were hilarious. My personal favourite scenes with all 3 of them had to be the black santa scene. THAT SCENE OH MY GOODNESS, I was literally guffawing (yes, I just said guffawing), and might I add I was reading this in a public area, but that didn't stop me from laughing hysterically with no shame. I absolutely loved Radar's character and his "dedication" (dedication is a kinder word than obsession) to Omnictionary. Now Ben's character did annoy me in the beginning (I think mostly because of his constant use of the term "honey bunny"), but after prom I just found him hilarious. Oh man I could talk about my favourite scenes from this book for ages BUT if I had to pick, my favourite Ben moments were the ones in the minivan with his peeing. OH and the scene where he saves them from the cow, aw man that was good stuff. The highlights of the entire book for me were definitely the two road trips. Those two trips were just filled with so much craziness that I FLEW through those parts! Of course I have to talk about Quentin and Margo. I think there are definitely some blatant similarities between Miles/Quentin/Colin (John's male protagonists from Katherines and Alaska). They're all high school guys who have an obsession with a girl (I know they're much more than just that, but that's the simplest way for me to summarize it), and while that attitude annoyed me in Katherines, I found Q to be my favourite male out of those 3. I found his "love" for Margo, even though he himself realizes that that love was more so for the idea of her, to be really well crafted and his personality far less annoying than that of Colin's. Let's just say if I decided to up and leave everything in my life behind and flee halfway across the country, I would definitely want to know that a guy like Q would be there looking for me every step of the way. Margo's character was very out there for me and while I struggled to connect with her decision making process I loved all her interactions with Quentin.  All in all I felt such strong emotional connections to these characters and I'm just sad to have to let them go. I loved the allusions to high school life and I think there are themes in this book that everyone can connect to within these pages. Paper Towns has definitely been my most enjoyable John Green reading experience thanks to the characters, the humour, and really even just the premise of these paper towns and how we choose to define ourselves. This was really a fabulous book and is for sure one of my new favourites. Highly HIGHLY recommend this!!!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wish Green had been around when I was a teen! If you are a person of a certain age, you probably have fond memories of John Hughes’ films. Even though I was already in my early 20′s when he started producing arguably the best teen movies ever – I was still young enough to see myself in the characters he committed to celluloid. Sixteen Candles is my all-time favourite Hughes film, for reasons which will be apparent to anyone who has ever seen the film. I still watch it occasionally and it still makes me laugh and it breaks my heart a little now that Hughes has died. Yes, you can argue that Jake Ryan isn’t perfect – he did let an underage, unlicensed driver take his very drunk girlfriend home in his father’s Mercedes, but it was the 80′s and, come on, Jake Ryan is pretty dreamy. Also, who didn’t see some part of themselves in the other characters on the screen: Molly Ringwald’s slightly awkward Samantha Baker, Anthony Michael Hall’s loveable dork. Everyone you ever went to high school with is lovingly represented in this flick and in Hughes’ other teen masterpieces, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I would posit that John Green is this generation’s John Hughes and I hope Mr. Green will consider that a compliment because it is certainly meant as one. Last year because everyone and their dog was reading The Fault in Our Stars I did, too. That was a reading experience I will never forget – curled in the fetal position on my bed at 2 a.m., laughing then crying, then laughing again. That is the experience I want my students to have. The only other John Green book I have in my classroom library is Paper Towns and I just finished it yesterday. (Trust me, I’ll be rectifying the lack of Green books post-haste.) Paper Towns received rave reviews and the Edgar Award (a prize awarded by the Mystery Writers of America) and it’s totally deserving of both. Quentin Jacobsen is just weeks away from graduating from high school when his next door neighbour Margo Roth Spiegelman shows up at his window in the middle of the night. Although Quentin and Margo had been childhood friends, they’d drifted apart as they’d gotten older and now, in Quentin’s eyes at least, Margo is this exotic and beautiful creature, but not necessarily his friend. "Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose six-syllable name was often spoken in its entirety with a kind of quiet reverence. Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose stories of epic adventures would blow through school like a summer storm: an old guy living in a broken-down house in Hot Coffee, Mississippi, taught Margo how to play guitar. Margo Roth Spiegelman, who spent three days traveling with the circus – they thought she had potential on the trapeze. … The stories, when they were shared, inevitably ended with, I mean, can you believe it? We often could not, but they always proved true." Quentin’s best friend, Ben, describes Margo as “the kind of person who either dies tragically at twenty-seven, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, or else grows up to win, like, the first-ever Nobel Prize for Awesome.” Anyway, Margo needs Quentin’s help. She also assures him that this will be the best night of his life. Quentin is a guy who generally plays by the rules, so his decision to help Margo is slightly out of character for him. Nevertheless, he helps Margo carry out a list of tasks, some of them vengeful and some of them contemplative and he is indeed changed by the experience. Which is why when Margo suddenly disappears, he is compelled to follow the breadcrumb trail of clues she’s left behind. Paper Towns is a clever mystery for sure, but that’s not the only reason to admire the heck out of it. What I love about John Green is the way he writes dialogue. His characters are smart and funny and honest-to-goodness people. In the same way that John Hughes made his characters painfully awkward or awesome or self-deprecating or ironic, Green’s teens are whole and fragile and super smart and laugh-out-loud funny. And they think thinky-thoughts. The fact that Paper Towns is set in Orlando, Florida (John Green’s hometown) is significant. Margo says “you can see how fake it is…It’s a paper town. I mean, look at it Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart.” Quentin’s journey to find Margo makes him question not only everything he thought he knew about her, but also everything he believes about himself and Green does a great service to his characters (and the young adults who will be reading this book) by not giving us pat answers. So – read John Green. Watch John Hughes. Through their eyes you’ll see teenagers at their worst…and their best. And it’s all beautiful.
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from emotional, real, thoughtful and amazing I heard a lot of bad things about this book. Many told me that the characters seem to be too much like the ones from Looking For Alaska, and that its kind of dry. They think the ending could've been better. I can't tell you how wrong they are. John Green has crafted another amazing and beautiful YA book, with humor and emotional depth. Its fun and engaging and so different from a lot of other books I have read. But althought it is fun, its filled with a level of seriousness and depth and character growth that many people wouldn't be able to appreciate. Paper Towns is, although entertaining, also depressing and sad. But definitely in a good way. Quentin ('Q') leads a fairly normal life: he has friends, does his school work, and is on the verge of graduating from high school. Oh, and he has a crush on a popular and beautiful girl - his next door neighbour and childhood friend. So when Margo, this fantastic girl-next-door, a wild and adventerious beauty, climbs into his bedroom window in the night dressed lkke a ninja, Q is more than surprised. She asks him to help her solve 11 problems, he decides to follow. After a night of fun and getting to really know the girl he once knew, Margo just... disappears. The next day, she cant be found. Her parents aren't worried and say that she has run away numerous times before, and Q knows this, and he alsk knows she has left clues for her parents. But when he finds one, clearly for him, not her parents, it seems as if Margo wants Q to find her... to save her. Paper Towns is remarkable and beautiful and dramatic and one of my favourite John Green Books. It is anything but slow, and the chatacters are each unique and different - and yes, they do resemble the ones from LFA, but they are each different. Alaska and Margo are yes, alike, but they are also different people in different situations. Same thing goes for all the other characters. Paper Towns is definitely sad but is full of self-discovery and life-lessons and all the stuff that makes a book good, except Green brings more then just life-lessons. He has deep moments and there is just something about his writing that makes this book - all of his books - stand out. There is more then just your ordinary life-lessons - dont get me wrong, those are great, but Green brings MORE. Much, much more. Readers connect with the characters - Q and Margo and all of their friends - and relate to them, which is something Green is fantastic at. They seem real and have real feelings and readers dont read this book - they feel it. Readers feel and experience every emotion that Q (and Margo) feel, and it is truly amazing. Paper Towns is written by an awesome, talented writer, and is real and deep and dark but... not lighthearted, but filled with fun and funny moments to even it out. This book is powerful and emotional and touching and just overall a great book. The ending gives us just the right amount of closure to keep our minds interested and thinking about it long after we finish it. But seriously - this book is... woah. Just amazing. Definitely read it! Green pushes the limits and goes further then a lot of other authors would dare to go - and i respect your opinion if you think this book sucks, but i'm just sharing my opinion about how I think it is anything but sucky. Really - it is. See for yourself. Touching and heartwarming and heartbreaking - really, what more could you ask from John Green, a fellow Nerdfighter?
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boxed in a Corrupted Image (Originally posted at http://www.lostatmidnightreviews.blogspot.ca/) Crying at work was not something I planned for that day, but it happened anyway. I flipped to the last page of Paper Towns and couldn't stop the tears from falling from my eyes. Even re-reading this book, it managed to reach into my heart and tug parts of me I like to keep hidden. The first time I read this book, it connected to me completely. I have never been happy with the city I live in and have been plotting to escape since childhood. At the time of reading this book, I was working hard in my senior year of high school so I could receive a great scholarship, and finally leave. Besides being hilarious, this book made me feel vindicated about my desperate need for escape. The second time reading it, my connection changed. Because this time when I had read it, my life had taken a completely different route. My hard work got me a scholarship, but I still could not afford to go to a university in a different city. Two of the most important people in my life had walked out of it, and left serious damage in their wake. I had lost my desire to leave, because I could not even picture how it was possible anymore. I was in a completely different situation than I thought I would be just months before, and one that I was not happy with. I picked up Paper Towns, and it, once again, helped me with all the problems I was dealing with. This time around, the idea of people's judgements of you was at the forefront. I could completely understand the idea of being placed in an impossible box, a box other people created for you, a box I never wanted to be in, and one that people could not accept you stepping out of. There was a pivotal conversation in the book which gave me so much insight into what I was going through at the time. I finally felt like all my feelings were put into eloquent words spoken from a boy who had to face the same reality I did. We imagine people a certain way, but that's a distorted reality, and one that is imposed on us daily. I can't be who everyone wants me to be, but I can be myself. And if that isn't enough for certain people, then they aren't meant to be in my life. Tough thing to accept, and something I'm still coming to terms with. The book itself was just fantastic. The only way to understand how amazing it is is to read it. The characters are realistic, hilarious, stunning in their truthfulness, and will become a part of you. John Green has a way of telling you your most broken thoughts, making you look at them squarely, and telling you how to handle them. This book had me crying of laughter, and smiling like crazy. It had me re-evaluating myself, and changed my out-look on life. If that isn't the sign of a fantastic book, I don't know what is. I had to include a quote from the book because it is simply everything that I learned, felt, and realized from Paper Towns. "It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and constantly misimagined." As a little bonus to the review, I made a mini-playlist. The book had me thinking about going on a road trip, so I made a playlist of the songs that make me think of those montage-driving moments (there's 48 songs, but here's only 19 (for my almost age!)). I linked the songs to YouTube so anyone can listen to them. The name of my playlist? Escape from the Paper Towns: 1. New York (Saint in the City) - The Academy Is... 2. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams 3. We Are Young - Fun. 4. Lucky Street - Go Radio 5. So Far Away (Bonus Track) - Mayday Parade 6. I Woke Up in a Car - Something Corporate 7. The Space Between - Valencia 8. Where Did You Go? - Valencia 9. Vagabond - Wolfmother 10. Take this to Heart - Mayday Parade 11.The Middle - Jimmy Eat World 12. Middle of Nowhere - Hot Hot Heat 13. Radar Love - Golden Earring 14. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - Panic! At the Disco 15. So, In This Hour... - The Rocket Summer 16. Days Like Masquerades - The Academy Is... 17. Jaime All Over - Mayday Parade 18. Toasted Skin - The Academy Is... 19. Hurricane - Something Corporate - Ciara who is lost at midnight
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh. one thing about this book: it was VERY well written. John Green did an exceptional job writing. However I was bored with the story after part 1. It took me a very long time to read because though it did initially grab my attention, it failed to keep it for very long. The only reason why I kept reading is because I wanted to know what happened in the end, which in all honestly wasn't as great as I had hoped. all in all, i'm rather disappointed. Probably not a book that I will be reading again.
Date published: 2012-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good!! I found Paper towns to be very similar to Looking for Alaska and maybe that's why I enjoyed it. I thought it was very well written and that the story just fell into place. It was never forced. However by the end I did find that some of the characters to be very one dimensional and the ending was rather predictable. Overall, not bad, definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2011-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! i LOVED this book! it was simply amazing. it was written wonderfully and the plot was interesting. all the clues Margo left behind were fasinating and always kept you thinking. my favourite part was the characters. they were some of my fave characters frtom any book. Margo is mysterious, and edgy. And Radar and Ben are hilarious! the humour really added to the book. i literally laughed out loud for many parts. :) buy it!
Date published: 2010-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent! This is a fantastic story, beautifully crafted and alarmingly real. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is a must on everyone's "to read" list. Quintin and Margo were friends as children. But high school happened and they went their separate ways. One night Margo knocks on Quintin's window and takes him on an amazing night of debauchery, revenge and fun. Then Margo disappears without a trace. But she Leaves clues for Quintin to find her. The question is does she really want to be found?
Date published: 2010-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had potential, but didn't live up to it. The prologue was gorgeous and rang true with the promise of an astoundingly well-written novel, as did the whole notion of strings tying us together. However, the thing about this book was that it moved me right up to the threshold of my emotional breaking point, and just as his words had gained enough momentum to make me cry or laugh endlessly (depending on the circumstances), the passage would end and be replaced by a newer, more neutral passage. It was almost as if Green was scared by the possibility of stirring his audience's emotions - which is absurd, because what else is the purpose of art but to stir the emotions and rouse the intellect of an audience?
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made of Awesome One of the best books I've read. This book is made of awesome and it's nerdtastic. The witty and highly entertaining storytelling made me laugh out loud. I love how there are so many references to brotherhood 2.0 and the nerdfighter community. (Certain parts of the story were so "jokes".) Despite the unlikelihood of certain events (because most of us usually play on the safe side of life), I was awed by how much I can relate to one character in particular. I may also be biased in the review and rating of this book for this. This is one book I truly hope can be adapted for the big screen. Visit my book blog at bambireads.blogspot.com for more reviews.
Date published: 2009-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Best Wishes! It was pretty funny reading this book and finding all the little jokes (ha, get it, JOKES) from Brotherhood 2.0.
Date published: 2008-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing Page Turner Anyone who loves books that pick you up in the present and take you back to a teenage time of fragility and confusion, ala Catcher in the Rye will appreciate this page turner. Just like John Green's previous books Looking For Alaska & An Abundance of Katherines, this one is also easily read. The reader is immediately taken in by the pace and tone of this book - we want to know more about the characters and what has brought them to this point. We can't wait to see what the future unfolds, since the plot presents us, early on, with the outline of what is to come - a well planned scheme of multiple pranks. On who? We are unsure. But boy, do we jump in page after page to find out! Anyone, teenager or adult, guy or girl, will completely enjoy this tale of adventure, love, loss, and discovery. How can you not? And if you did - well you should definitely check out the nerdfighters. nerdfighter you ask? John is one of the founding fathers of this new YouTube based community. John and his brother Hank started thier YouTube channel called Brotherhood 2.0 on Jan. 1, 2007 as their only way of communicating for the year - each brother alternating weekdays through video. The following that erupted in response led to the creation of nerdfighters as a term, and as a group. This 14,000 member group can be found on and off Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers) plus their own home on the web can be found at http://nerdfighters.ning.com/ Trust me. You need to check them out if you haven't already!
Date published: 2008-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from =/ I'll probably get eaten alive for saying this, but I didn't like the book all that much. It was alright and I'll probably read it again but it didn't quite meet my expectations. In my opinion, it was the character development that was rather lacking. Neither Q nor Margo came alive to me. The only character that felt real was Lacey. I was a bit disappointed, but it definitely won't kick John Green off my favourite authors list.
Date published: 2008-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incomparable My sister is addicted to chocolate. And, as those of you with chocolate addictions know, there's a certain type of chocolate that really makes you salivate. For my sister, that chocolate is the Bueno. Now, generally, my sister's not picky when it comes to chocolate (people with addictions can't be). She'll take whatever she can get. Mars Bars and Coffee Crisps and Kit-Kat Bars. They're delicious, enough, I suppose, but the taste doesn't last long. Other chocolates like the Bueno (in my sister's case) are heavenly, the chocolate that she searches for in the midst of other chocolates-the one that she always buys again. Books are very much the same. Some books make you laugh or smile but in the end, you forget about them-much like those Mars Bars. Other books-those books that you linger over to make the adventure last longer, those books that you keep reading-those are the Buenos of books. Paper Towns easily falls into the second category, the Buenos of books. It is easily, easily, my favourite of John Green's books. Margo Roth Spieglman is a girl with guts. The daredevil, the popular one, the...everything. And, for a few years of her life, she was Quentin's or (Q's) best friend. Their friendship survived through mysteries...and dead bodies. But now, years later, in their senior year, it can pretty much be said that he barely knows her. But he does know of her and her crazy adventures. Everyone does. But Q's life is about to change when Margo crawls through his window with a revenge plan just crazy enough to work and a promise of what may be the best adventure of Q's life. The next morning when he comes to school, he expects answers (how will Margo act around him now?) but instead, he is greeted with more questions. Questions that will turn his view of Margo inside out. Questions that will change him forever. When I finished this book, my first though was I know why there are two covers. My second thought was *insert words not suitable for PG rated blogs* Seriously, this book is my idea of literature heaven. As you've probably noticed, we are pretty character-driven when it comes to novels. John Green did an excellent job at fleshing out the characters from Margo to Q to Q's best friends, Ben and Radar. Margo's big personality certainly shines and she is most certainly one of the Most Fascinating Characters that I have read about in any book. Just when you think you have her figured out, John Green throws some new information at you and you realize just how wrong you really were. Both Ben and Radar contribute a lot of humor to the novel and both had some really great moments. Both of them have real flaws and the three best friends don't have an absolutely perfect friendship which really contributes to the believability of the characters. The writing. Oh, the writing. I have to say, I'm not the type to write in my books but for this one, I may have to make an exception. There were moments in the novel where I felt like taking out a pencil and underlining the sentences because of their sheer brilliance. Just as with his other book, Paper Towns succeeds in being insightful but not boring. And, did I mention that it's also gut-splitting hilarious? Because it is. Have you ever read a wonderful book? If you haven't, Paper Towns will fix that. And if you have, tell us what it's called. Then, go and read Paper Towns and be dazzled. You won't regret it. And if you do... Don't tell us, cos we'll have you committed. Just kidding. But you know what we mean.
Date published: 2008-09-21

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Paper Towns

by John Green

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.86 in

Published: September 22, 2009

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014241493X

ISBN - 13: 9780142414934

From the Publisher

From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller
 
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 has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

About the Author

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@johngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Editorial Reviews

A Booklist Best Book of the Year
An SLJ Best Book of the Year
A VOYA Best Book of the Year

“Green’s prose is astounding — from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths.” –SLJ, starred review

“[Green’s] a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material.” –Booklist, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt poignancy.” –Kliatt, starred review

“Green delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves. Genuine—and genuinely funny—dialogue, a satisfyingly tangled but not unbelievable mystery and delightful secondary characters.”
–Kirkus

"Stellar, with deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights…a powerfully great read." --VOYA 

"Compelling." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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