Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review: Paper Towns


Paper towns aren't marked on maps -- they're wallflowers - tiny little towns that not everyone gets to see unless they happen to stumble upon them accidentally.

After Margo Roth Spiegelman's latest disappearance -- she tends to disappear a lot --  Q obsesses over every single clue she left behind, because in his mind, Margo wants to be found by him. And only him. Hence so begins a race against the clock as Quentin's infatuation with Margo leads him to think she will commit suicide in a paper town if he doesn't find her on time.

Instalove is a lot less uncomfortable to read when it's corresponded. I failed to see the spark that Quentin did. But even though his character's state of mind and mine disagreed, John Green's writing skills are hard to deny. Heck, after several pages, I started to beliveve Quentin too, until the story began to make sense. No one really knows who Margo is. Especially not Q who spent his time loving her from afar...

Looking forward to the movie starting Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.

8 comments:

  1. I thought Paper Towns was just okay. Im anxious to see the movie though I hope I like it better than the book. Great review! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

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    1. Thank you :) The movie poster just came out today. I'm excited as well.

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  2. I did not really like this book and Margo...!! I mean what was she doing all the time?? So, this book was like not-so-good types for me.
    But, nice review :)

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    1. She was hiding in depression land -- at least that's that it felt like for me.

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  3. Great review! I just got this book recently, might read it before the movie is out.

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    1. Thank you Jbb. You have until summer :p lol

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  4. I started this book a while ago, but DNFed it. The problem that I had was that the blurb made the mystery sound much more mysterious than it actually was. I might have liked it more if I had had lower expectations.

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    1. I know! Ever since The Fault in our Stars my expectations of anything John Green are set high.

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