Paper Towns By: John Green

About the author

John Green was born on August 24, 1977. He's an American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor, and editor. Many of his novels became very popular. In 2014 his novels; Looking For Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars debuted as number one on The New York Times Best Seller List.

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What's it about?

In this story, the main character, Quentin Jacobsen has been in love with Margo Roth Spiegelman for as long as he could remember. Margo never knew Quentin had always admired her from afar. He thought he'd never have a chance with her, until one night she climbed in his window and into his life. Margo was looking for help with her revenge plot. Margo had always been a free spirit who did whatever she felt like doing, even if it were illegal or dangerous. So after Q's night out with the love of his life, she disappears. Margo leaves clues about her whereabouts that are specifically for Q. Using the clues, Quentin and his few friends go on numerous adventures until they find Margo.

Margo & Quentin

What I Liked:

I liked the mystery of not knowing where Margo was, and how the clues always led to an adventure. I also liked the relationship between all the friends and between Margo and Q until the end.

What I Disliked:

I did not enjoy the way things ended, I believe that John Green could've ended the book better instead of just ending it in the abrupt way he did. There wasn't really much closure.


The theme of this novel was chasing after what you want in life. Margo loved chasing after her dreams and go out of her comfort zone, while Quentin preferred to stay in his small comfort zone. Margo wanted Quentin to realize there is more to life than his small town. She wanted him to get out of his tiny comfort zone and live in the moment.

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