Paper Towns is my second John Green book, and if I didn’t already love the author for his being one of the awesome Vlogbrothers, his books have sealed the deal. While I still liked The Fault in Our Stars a bit more than Paper Towns, it is an excellent book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
It follows the story of Quentin Jacobsen, a senior in high school who is madly in love with the absolutely fascinating Margo Roth Spiegelman. He has been content with watching her exploits from afar, until one day she shows up at his window in full ninja garb, and takes him on the one night adventure of a lifetime. And then, as soon as she came, she is gone, leaving a trail of clues that only Quentin can decipher.
Paper Towns is definitely a page turner as the mystery rushes to an unsure climax, leaving you unable to do anything but hold on for the ride. The characters feel like real people with real feelings, not merely cardboard cut-outs, which is a good thing in any book and refreshing to find in the YA scene lately. Also, like The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns manages to be really funny, adding to the enjoyment tenfold.
I can easily see why John Green’s books are so popular, as they are great--funny, poignant, and honest. I am looking forward to reading more.