Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Review of Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green

Blurb:

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 the girl he thought he knew...

(Blurb taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

As soon as I knew that Paper Towns was being made into a film I knew I had to red the book first before seeing the movie. I have to say I was quite disappointed: it didn't really match up to the first John Green book I read (The Fault in Our Stars).

It's not that the book was poorly written, it was just, for me, not a lot really happened in the main bulk of the novel. There were parts I really enjoyed and found gripping, whilst other parts I found I was skimming through - bored.

I liked the characters and Margo was intriguing, however I didn't find the whole book as amazing as I was led to believe. 

I wouldn't say don't read the book as it wasn't awful - lots of people I know absolutely love the book but for me I just thought it was a bit lack lustre.

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