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Paper Towns – tekijä: John Green
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Paper Towns (vuoden 2008 painos)

– tekijä: John Green

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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Jäsen:what_emma_read
Teoksen nimi:Paper Towns
Kirjailijat:John Green
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 305 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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    FFortuna: "It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined." - John Green
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 512) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
I did not particularly care for Margo, but Quentin and his friends were enough. "Paper Towns" is a fast easy read with an interesting mystery and some moments of light-hearted hilarity dashed with uber metaphysical musings. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
I read this book awhile ago, and never actually wrote a review for it. I was considering rereading it before watching the movie, but after paging through it a bit, I realize I do remember it pretty well.

I love the theme of this novel. I'm not in love with the delivery as much, since this is a prime example of John Green's manic pixie dream girl phase. But the theme kept me going and mitigated any annoyance I had about the MPDG. And I really do mean that. The theme is all about how we imagine others to be, as opposed to who they actually are. The MPDG is a great way to examine that.


Margo is ultimately not actually a manic pixie dream girl. She's an escapee from that trope, from that expectation. She does the unexpected precisely because it's not what people expect from her, and she targets Quentin to be her companion in it because she imagines him to be capable of seeing her more complexly. She is both wrong and right about that. He does end up seeing her more complexly by the end of the novel, but it takes an epic road trip and many clues to lead him down that garden path. It is not his default mode to be able to see women complexly. I'm not interested in casting blame or shaming anyone for that flaw--it's a common enough experience for teens to figure out that people aren't what they seem, after all.

My main issue with this novel is that it's a mystery with Margo at the center of it, without her actually being present for most of the story. I think the theme could have been delivered just as well (if not better) if Green had included chapters from her point of view. Both characters struggled to see each other complexly, seeing each other only as people who could fill in the blank spot in a script they had running in their heads. Quentin wanted Margo to be his damsel in distress, and Margo wanted Quentin to be the nice guy who approached her without expectation. Neither one of them could be what the other one wanted, and both needed to learn to see themselves and each other in a more complex light.

There's also the issue of the address being hidden in the hinges of Quentin's bedroom door. How the hell did that address get there? This is a question I need answered. I mean, from what I remember in the book, she only came in the window, and likely didn't get anywhere near the door without Quentin seeing her. So I'm inclined to think she didn't put it there. But then how did it get there? Who put it there? Why?

It was a great book, however, despite all my whinging. I know a lot of people didn't like the ending because they didn't end up together happily ever after. In that sense, I feel like this is one of the most subversive of Green's books. He took the knight in shining armor and crushed his fantasy of saving the manic pixie dream girl princess. From what I've heard from people, this is infuriating, and I love it.


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  inkstained | Apr 6, 2021 |
3 1/2 stars

This is a low rating for me for a John Green book, and it's entirely due to my HATING Margo Roth Spiegelman. I was ever so slightly charmed by her at the beginning of the book, with her late-night escapade with Quentin, but, even through that I kept thinking, "this is vandalism! You suck!" Her later actions didn't endear me to her. I found her to be terribly selfish and self-involved, more so than teenagers usually are.

Despite my dislike of Margo and what she inadvertantly pushed Q into, I did enjoy the writing, as I usually do with John Green. I laughed out loud at many places, mostly during the interactions between Q, Ben, and Radar. Ben and Radar were perfect foils to Q's seriousness, and they had some of the funniest lines in the book.

I recommend this for any fan of John Green. Hopefully you won't feel the antipathy toward MRS that I did. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
This was my third John Green book, and honestly, it wasn’t my favorite. I went into it with high expectations, but it fell flat. It felt a lot like his other books, but I found it difficult to both get into and keep reading. I watched the movie about a year ago, and though I can’t fully remember much, I think I can safely say this is one of the few cases in which I prefer the film to the book.

The characters were alright, but they did seem like copies of the characters from Looking for Alaska. They did feel realistic and slightly relatable at times, but overall, it was difficult to connect to any of them. Q wasn’t a very interesting main character, and at times he was pretty frustrating. Margo, though portrayed as unique and, for lack of a better word, perfect, was just annoying and gave off a spoiled brat vibe. I expected something about the characters to change, but by the end, they were the exact same; it felt like there was very little character development, if any at all.

My favorite part was definitely the road trip. There were jokes throughout the entire book, but the only ones that made me laugh (or rather blow air out of my nose for a second) happened during this portion of the book. This was the one part of the book that held my attention consistently. I was, however, expecting a dramatic and touching reunion with Margo, so I was fairly disappointed. I’d say this is also when I realized just how much Margo bothered me.

I love John Green, and his writing style is really good, but this book just wasn’t it for me. I may have gone into it with too much hope, and maybe I’ll like it more if I decide to reread it sometime in the next few years. Though I didn’t care for it much, I am glad I read it. ( )
  angeljmartin | Mar 12, 2021 |
História fraca. ( )
  claramenezes | Feb 15, 2021 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 512) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
The narration of “Paper Towns” spends too much time in Quentin’s head, which, to be sure, is an entertaining place
 

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Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, thoses streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
Margo was not a miracle. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.
I like finding stuff out about her. I mean, that I didn't know before. I had no idea who she really was. I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things.
What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.
Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will," she says. "Yeah, that's true," I say. But then after I think about it for a second, I add, "But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.
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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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