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Paper Towns: Slipcase Edition Kindle Edition
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“[Green’s] a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material.” —Booklist, starred review
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- File size : 845 KB
- ASIN : B004M8S2X8
- Print length : 321 pages
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books; 1st edition (3 May 2010)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,611 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1 . The book is a soft cover one and is of Good quality the pages are also nicely carved and feels premium
2. If u r doubting about the story then do buy this for sure because this book is awesome seriously
3. I have original copy too but both this and that original one have the same thing
If in doubt whether to read this book or not, just go for it!
Really well packed and the story according to me is one of the best romantic novels you gonna find for this decade and it's a must read for teens
P.S-Don't go for it if you are not really into heavy literature and metaphors and poetry kind of stuff.
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I like the fact that this novel was written from Q's point of view because I really could identify with Q as a character. Yes, I did find myself judging him for his kind of obsessive nature when it came to Margo and the parallel's between his search for Margo and the novel Moby Dick that he is reading in class are really quite accurate but I respected the fact that a he had always been a good student and wanted to remain that way but he was torn between staying that 'ideal student' and following his heart/his friends. I thought the characters of Ben and Radar were seriously funny and I really enjoyed reading about them as much as I did Q! Margo, on the other hand, I wasn't so taken with. I felt she was a little attention seeking almost at the same time as she was trying not to be attention seeking but I thought her character worked really well as the yang to Q's ying!
I really liked the fact that this novel was set in Orlando becaus I could picture some of the areas they were talking about and visiting and there have been so many movies that are set in 'upstate New York' that I could picture there too so I really liked the setting of this book. And of course, being written by John Green, there is some beautiful description, no matter where the setting or what the situation the character are in. As far as young adult books go, this can be enjoyed on so many levels that I am sure, no matter what the audience, any reader will be able to get something from this young or more mature. It is definitely a coming of age novel, it is funny and there are some seriously good life observations contained with tin it's pages. I so enjoyed this reading experience and now I can't wait to see the film and see it do justice to this great novel.
While I did not find Q relatable on a personal level, I could see how he might be to many teenagers.
I found Q's obsession with Margo to be particularly interesting as it mirrors the way that people, teenagers in particular, put the people they like on pedestals. I would have liked the novel to put a bit more emphasis on the fact that this behaviour is unhealthy.
The themes, pacing and writing style made for an extremely enjoyable read. The road trip was my favourite part.
The start was promising. I enjoyed the sort of coming of age journey that Margo inflicted on the very square Quentin. Watching him develop and grow, which is enjoyable throughout the book, but I wasn't completely convinced as the true plot was introduced. At times I felt I had to endure as I really did want to find out how the story would conclude.
However, John Green has proved that yet again he is a very talented and unique writer. He's happy to explore alternatives in story endings, not always one to have a conventional and happy ending. His command of the English language and his story writing technique is a refreshing change and he often provides thought provoking ideas and quotes.
Although I started by comparing this book to a former book, I'd say that people should treat it completely different and appreciate, yet again, what a good piece of writing looks like.
The writing and the rest of the characters, however, completely make up for my hatred of Margo Roth Spiegelman. Full of the brilliant, easy-to-read prose that made me fall in love with The Fault In Our Stars, John Green has once again written a book that people everywhere can relate to and enjoy.
I've heard criticism before that John Greens books tend to be the same unbelievable teenage romances re written. While there might be a slight truth in this there is something a bit clever that keeps me reading (even at 22).
What is that "clever" ?....
I think the interesting facts, before this I had no idea what a paper town was and had never heard of Walt Whitman. I like the way it says something about society too the way we put up a facade and rarely let people see through the cracks to really know us.
I've also heard it said the endings disappointing. I felt the opposite the ending stopped it just being a teenage romance and gave it a twist. Life's complex and sometimes when you do find someone to see through the cracks you can't always stay together.