Paper Towns By John Green

Paper Towns

Synopsis

Who is the real Margo?

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…

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My Review

I felt that the book is an observation of teenagers in their daily life. Youths escape to their imagination instead of facing the world because there’s so much things going on in their mind. The characters are intelligent and their thoughts are philosophical. It definitely made me question to the mere meaning of life and the purpose of it.

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Moreover, I was able to learn about the difference between knowing and knowing off someone through this book. Quentin was closed with Margo through their childhood however as times passed, their relationship drifted apart. He kept on imagining what she is like rather than knowing her personally. I think that it was portrayed beautifully in the book and it set a reminder to not to assume who the person is.

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Sum Up

I love this book as the depth of the book emerges behind the characters silliness. There are lessons about life and the meaning behind it. The characters portrayed smashed the stereotypical façade and taught us that a person is just a person.

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Ratings

5 Star

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