Paper Towns perfectly illustrates the classic case of loving the idea of someone rather than actually loving the person. The whole book is dedicated to the unraveling of the mystery that is Margo Roth Spiegelman. Upon discovering a trail of breadcrumbs that she apparently left for someone to come find her, Q becomes obsessed and goes out on a quest to search for the girl whom he’s been in love with for ages. Throw in a couple of adorkable sidekicks, a road trip, and literary references and you’ve got yourself a John Green novel.
This book is essentially about discovery. It is contemplative and filled to the brim with ideas and theories about life and the inevitable search for meaning. It is also about finding your own identity and sense of individuality. Green manages to handle everything well and he has created (yet again) a memorable collection of characters who are entirely relatable.
Paper Towns is funny, highly intelligent, cleverly plotted, and beautifully written. This is one of the reasons why John Green remains to be one of my favorite writers of all time. It is a fantastic book that is made entirely out of awesome. It is one of the many reasons why Nerdfighters all over the world should raise their goblets and shout out their battlecry. DFTBA!
This was a post by Hanna, who really should be asleep by now.