(Note: I read the book and did a review for this book almost 3 years on Goodreads. Old to some, new to some😊)
Paper Towns- John Green
⭐️⭐️⭐️3 out of 5 stars.
I fell in love with John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars“. It made me cry, as everyone said it would. I gave it five stars. Green’s “Abundance of Katherines” was pretty good too. I gave it four stars though. The main character in that book was a little silly to date all those girls with the same first name, but at least in the end he dated someone different. Way to go for him. And the equations, anagrams, and definitions really got old for me. I had higher hopes for PAPER TOWNS, then I felt really let down.
The man character Quentin is a good guy, and I can somewhat relate to him, but on the other hand he’s an obsessive, blinded, love sick fool. I wanted to go into the book and slap some sense into the boy. I cannot believe he wasted the last days of his senior year looking for his crush. I made the most of my high school years, especially my senior year! I know quite a bit of people who miss out on their senior prom, but missing your high school graduation is positively asinine. And for someone you hardly know. His parents should have kicked his sorry butt and taken away his new car for not showing up to his graduation. How dare he drag his three friends along with him. We’ve all had that one girl/ guy who we can’t get out of our heads, but it’s not healthy to loose track of everything else. You’re supposed to live.
Margo may think she is deep and intellectual, but to me she just struck me as a bratty, diluted teenage girl with a touch of bipolar disorder. By running away she did not realize that her actions would effect the people around her. Selfish.
The book did have its humor, and memorable moments, but I have to say this was my least favorite John Green book. You may doze off as I did, but I recommend this book anyway because Green is definitely one of the best writers out there in my opinion.