2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

GUEST REVIEW: Paper Towns by John Green

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

PAGES: 320
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 4.5 Stars

From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance ...and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

So I know this may not be well written or in amazing detail but here goes...

I thought Paper Towns by John Green was an interesting book. I must say it wasn't what i expected it to be as a book and had a ending i did not see coming. I enjoyed the journey the book as took me on to find Margo and even if at some points I thought the journey that Quentin was taking was pointless and that he was never going to find her. 

This book is filled (in a John Green fashion) with metaphors and clever writing skill and it made me think about the way in which other people think and about the journey we are all making in life. I can see from the different characters point of views even though the book is only written in one and I think this takes amazing talent for writing which can not be taught. 

My only problem with this book is the same as my problem was with The Fault In Our Stars and that is in the way it was finished with the question of what happened to the rest of their lives but in the same instance I enjoy the mystery of thinking the journey is not over with the end of the book even though I know in my heart that the story of Quentin and Margo is over. 

Overall I enjoyed the book immensely even if sometimes I had to sit back and think about what was happening but this, for me, made it more likeable as it got me thinking that maybe we are all just paper boys and paper girls living in a paper town. 

I would give this book a 4.5/ 5 (just because i can never give a book 5 as after that other books would go off the scale) 

I highly recommend this book.

- Eleanor.

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