Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Books to Read: Paper Towns

Hello Everyone!

As  many of you know, I love John Green. One of my favorite books of all time is "The Fault in Our Stars". I did an entire review already on that book, which you can read here

When I heard a new John Green movie was coming out, I had to get my hands on the book. That particular book is "Paper Towns".

Image Source: John Green's Website :)

If you don't know what this book is about, here is the plot summary via Barnes & Noble:

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q… until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q. 

It sounds like a great plot, doesn't it? I really wanted to read it because 1) I love John Green books 2) I wanted to read the book before the movie came out, but mostly 3) I have an unhealthy obsession with Cara Delevingne, who plays Margo, in the movie. 

So about a year ago, I picked it up at Target for 20% off (always check their book section, most of the time you can find great books on sale) and read the first chapter. The first chapter was good, but it didn't "hook" me. For me to instantly get into a book, the first chapter has got to completely grab my attention, but this one didn't. I didn't touch until, my freshman college orientation, 2 weeks ago. I would be on a total of 4 flights in 5 days, so I knew that I needed a good book to bring with me to pass the time. I chose to bring "Paper Towns" and give it another shot.

I really enjoyed it and got half way through the book during those 4 flights. When I got home, I just didn't pick it up again because I always find it hard to read when I get home… is that just me?

Anyways, last week a spur of the moment trip to Telluride came up, so I once again packed the book and headed off. Last night on my fight home, I finished it and let me just tell you… I HATED THE ENDING.


To anyone else that has read this book, were you left completely frustrated when it came down to the ending? Q and his friends had traveled all that way to find Margo, then when they find her, she is first so rude and then she doesn't even leave with them, but most importantly she just leaves Q!!! I was so angry. When I read that last sentence, I did not know it was the last since there were still quite a few pages left in the book, but when I turned the page for more and then there was NOTHING, I was so irritated. I even gasped on the plane if I'm being honest. 


All in all, I did really like the book. I felt that it was written well and that it had a great plot, but I just wasn't crazy about the ending. I'll be very curious to see how it is played out in the movie, which comes out TODAY!! (June 24th) 

I really do recommend that you read this if you love John Green because it is a great book, the ending could have just used a little work, but who knows, maybe there will be a sequel. *fingers crossed* 

I hope that you guys liked this "Books to Read" post and if you end up reading "Paper Towns" because of this post, please let me know via Twitter @FashionandM321



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