Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green


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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

I know, I know  everybody loves this book and this author. To be honest i'm not the hugest fan.  There are two things about his writing that bother me. The first is that his stories are depressing.  I wanna cry after reading his books.  The second thing that bothers me is when he tries too hard by dropping in random huge words that nobody ever uses.  Obviously you can figure out the words meaning from context but c,mon just use normal language.

I was excited to read this book because I love a good road trip.  So i was looking forward to that part of the book.  Unfortunately the road trip was only a small part of the story.  Although the road trip provided my favorite part of the story and that is when Q buys a shirt for Radar.  I actually laughed out loud. I also really enjoyed the part about the night out with Margo.  I loved how inventive and thought out her plan was.   What I didn't enjoy was how drawn out the story was. I figured out very easily how they should find her but it took forever for Q and his friends to figure it out.  Also I really didn't like the ending.  I felt like it was a real letdown.  A friend of mine agreed that the ending was horrible. 

If you're a big fan of John  Green than I recommend that you read this book but otherwise I wouldn't recommend this at all.  I suggest you watch the movie instead.