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Paper Towns by John Green: YA Book Review

Paper Towns by John Green: YA Book Review

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A disappointing story. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, so was expecting to love this story too. I just didn’t feel connected to the characters despite laughing out loud at some of the humour, which is probably what saves this book from a measly two star rating.3 Star

Recommended age: 13+

Title: Paper Towns
John Green
Publication Date: 16 October 2008Paper Towns
Publisher: Speak
Source: Purchased

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Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.     

— Extract from Goodreads.com


  1. I think I gave this the same rating and basically felt the same way. I haven’t read Looking For Alaska yet, but I have read TFioS and I really enjoyed it. Paper Towns was a bit of a let down after it, but I’m hopeful for LFA as a lot of bloggers who didn’t like PT preferred it.

    My TTT

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