Review ~ Paper Towns by John Green
“Basically this is going to be the best night of your life.”
That was a promise made from Margo Roth Spiegelman toQuentin during their senior year of high school. Margo convinced her neighbor, Quentin, to help her accomplish eleven things on her list on this particular night.
“We bring the f*cking rain down on our enemies.”
The eleven things they set out to do revolved around getting revenge on those who had wronged Margo. After reading some of the things that took place that evening, I know I don’t want someone like Margo taking revenge on me. *lol*
I’m sure my mom has mentioned this term to me since she use to work in mapping for the government but I don’t remember it. Who listens to their parents anyways? Not my kids that’s for sure. But now I feel like I have some new knowledge about what paper towns are and I’m curious to check a map for them.
Overall Paper Towns held my interest in listening to it. Had I read it I might have started to skim some of the stuff. Since I recently read Finding Alaska I found this book to have a similar feel: high schoolers, a boy infatuated with an unattainable girl, searching for answers to where the girl went, a group of corky friends. I’ve only read 3 books by Mr. Green and maybe this is his signature style.
Now, that I’ve read it I can see the movie. I like to read the book first and then watch a movie so I can imagine the story how I want to without the movie putting the pictures in my mind. Here’s hoping the movie is good. I love the actress casted to play Margo.
UPDATE: I rented the movie. It was just alright for me.
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