Good Reads Summary
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back 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 of the girl he thought he knew.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.
From the way Quentin describes Margo Roth Spiegelman… I am half in love with her myself. NO. I mean, really. He waxes on and on about how awesome, about how perfect, about how all that she is. She likes mystery. She is a mystery. She likes adventure. She is adventurous. She’s totally out of the box. She’s intelligent but doesn't play on it as much as others would. She’s admired by a lot. Girls want to be her; boys want to… well, you get the picture.
After having grown apart, her sudden re-appearance in his bedroom is quite the surprise. The things that follow are eventful to say the least. And those things are just the start of it because the next day she doesn't turn up. She’s missing… and well, I couldn’t not read the rest.
So PAPER TOWNS (and John Green,) why indeed do I love thee (both?) Words. Positive words would do me good right about now: witty, hilarious, honest. It’s written exceptionally well. I started with an audio book, but the narrator (although exceptional sounding as well) was just too slow for my taste. AND I just had to read on, and quickly! The story from that day when they discover a dead body (that could have been a zombie, but was in fact not) to the day that she pops back in his life, to everything else that follows was just enthralling. captivating. fascinating.
See? Words. I need positive words to convey how happy I am with this book.