outstanding (phenomenal) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #7: Paper Towns by John Green

I just finished Paper Towns by John Green for my yearly goal of reading a book set in each US state. This book was set in Florida.

This review is weird for me, given this book had a lot of good reviews and given I really enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars. But the characters in Paper Towns were so flat, which I guess is sort of funny, since there is a lot of talk of "paper people." But I didn't find any of the characters likable,I found the story generally annoying, and I don't really know - I didn't feel like I got anything from the story.

Quentin is a senior in high school and just weeks before his high school graduation seems to rekindle a friendship with his childhood friend, Margo, who now is a cool kid at school, while Quentin is not so much. The friendship is rekindled after a night of Quentin driving Margo around to pull off pranks.

Margo then disappears and Quentin takes it on himself to find her, because he's suddenly so in love with this girl that he hardly knows. I think that's what annoys me about the story the most - Quentin acts like Margo is the girl of his dreams, yet he really doesn't know her all that well. Quentin goes on a massive hunt to find Margo, because he's so in love with her or something.

Maybe some people got something special out of the book. Maybe it evoked certain emotions for people. For me, I just was ready to get it read and over with.

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