Book to Movie [11]: Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green
Published: September 22, 2009
Format: paperback purchased
Publisher: Speak
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile
Rating: 4/5

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.

My Thoughts
It’s no surprise that I’m a huge John Green fan and while this one isn’t my fave it’s very enjoyable. We meet Quentin who is just an average kid who has always been in love with the girl next door Margo. Margo is of course the untouchable girl who is popular and hasn’t really spoken to Quentin since they were kids. All this changes one night when Margo comes into his room and makes him come on an all-night adventure with her and makes it a night he will never forget.

The next morning Margo is gone and her parents are tired of her little adventures and don’t seem to care she is gone. Q soon finds out that she tends to leave little clues and is determine to find out where Margo went and more importantly who is the real Margo. Is she the girl he was always dreamt her to be or is she indeed much deeper than people give her credit for?
Paper Towns is a good read that flies by and that’s solely because John Green is a master of words. He writes in such a way that the words just flow with such ease that you are quickly swept up. This book is funny and the road trip scenes were my favorite I never laughed so much I had tears in my eyes. While this book focuses on Margo and Q the relationship I really loved was that between Q and his friends. These are true blue friends ones that always have each other’s backs and you could see how much they truly cared for one another plus they were so goofy who wouldn’t love them?

This book comes to life on the big screen tomorrow and I will definitely be checking this one out it seems like from the previews that the movie has captured the feel of book. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to a John Green book and this one captures that fun and youthful feel that takes me back to my teenage days, when everything was fun, new, exciting and you had the world at your fingertips. So if you want something fun and yet mysterious add this read to your list.


  1. Oh, my gosh! I haven't read this one yet, but I really want to; I'll definitely HAVE to read it before I see the movie!! I've had several friends tell me the same - they enjoyed it but not quite as much as his others - but that it's still worth reading. I'm so glad you're going to see the movie tomorrow!!

  2. I love the book. My second favorite of his books so far. Haven't seen the movie yet. But I want to soon :)

  3. I'm so skeptical about this (and every other John Green book) after reading TFIOS because I hated it. *runs and hides from everyone on the Internet*

    I will admit that the movie looks good. I just know that I won't want to see it unless I read the book, and I'm just so afraid that I'll hate the book.