John Green is the author of many books, including The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns.
Perhaps the most captivating thing about John Green is the way in which he can write such powerful stories that tug on your heart strings, and play on your emotions while flawlessly connecting you to the characters and carrying you through the story. This mastery of writing is clearly displayed in Green’s novel, “Paper Towns.”
The story is about Quentin Jacobsen, Q for short, and the mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman, two high school seniors who have been neighbors most of their lives. In this story, they go on crazy adventures and discover who they are, what they mean, and how it’s all connected. Q has always loved Margo, but she’s never seemed to really notice him. That is, until the night she disappeared, seemingly for good. Margo is known to leave clues when she makes a disappearance, and this time, it seems the clues are for him. He is led on a wild goose chase and with the help of his friends, it seems he may find Margo after all.
With a twist at the end, this novel is by far one of the best I have ever read. It will challenge everything you think you know with a clever and vivid tale of love, imagination, and loss. It provides a unique view of the world and the things inside it.
I highly suggest reading the book, or at least seeing the movie (which is playing in theaters now). Although brilliant, I’d recommend the book for people 14+ due to some profanity, sexual references, and the complexity of ideas.