Sunday, 7 March 2010

Paper Towns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Published by: Bloomsbury
Publication date: 3rd May 2010
Pages: 320
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent, adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar.

So when she opens his bedroom window late one night and summons him to join her on an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to find that Margo has not.

Always an enigma, she now becomes a mystery and Q soon learns that there are clues to be followed in his search for Margo.

At first this didn't look like my kind of book, but I started reading it anyway. It turned out to be a really good book! It was a little hard to get into at first but then when I got into it I couldn't put it down.  The clues that Margo left for Q were really well thought of, I liked the way the story was split into Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and the cover is really cool. Overall this was an extremely good book and I will be looking out for other books by this author.

My favourite character was Lacey (one of Margo's best friends) because her character was funny but sensible at the same time. She wasn't in the book very much until near the end, but I think she should have been in the story more.

The character's personalities were well thought of, and well described, so it was as if you were standing there with them. I give this book, 5/5, it was excellent.


  1. This is on my TBR list so I will get to it at some point :)

  2. A friend recommended this book to me the other day. I was a little confused after reading the prologue then starting Chapter 1 but around the start of Chapter 3 I begun to understand. So far I think the book is really good. Great review :)