Book Review- Paper Towns by John Green

Book- Paper Towns
Author- John Green
Genre- Romance
Ratings- 3/5

“The town was paper, but the memories were not.”

Hi guys! So I’m back with a new book to talk about and share my feeling with you all. This time it’s John green’s paper towns. John green being his usual self has created yet another fictional romance that would definately not let your heart stay intact.

“I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.”

The story mainly revolves around- Margo Roth Spiegelman, Quentin Jacobson and their friends. I had a very mixed feelings while reading this book, let me begin with saying that there were few hard hitting lines which made me feel like highlighting them(I would never do that to my books though), the begining of the plot hooked me right in as it starts with two kids discovering a dead body, yes, 2 kids being the lead characters, little Margo for her love for mysteries took two steps closer to the dead body while little Quentin took a step back. If he could leave her behind, he would have gone farthest away. Period.

“Maybe all the strings inside him broke.”

By the time they reached their senior year, these once close friends have drifted apart, barely knowing each other now. A thought that came to me while reading this book is that how would it be like to be a gypsy soul, to never really belong to a place, to be someone no one would ever actually know the real you, people would know a part of you which you would be leaving behind as you go for the next adventure, never to look back again. This is exactly how Margo Roth Spiegelman was, a gypsy soul. And Quentin? Well, he was still incontestably in love with her and he knew no way out.

“I didn’t need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back.”

So when Margo dissapears one day, she leaves clues for Quentin. And why him now? Well, because somehow maybe it was always him for her or maybe not. (Let me leave it for you guys to discover when you read.) Prior to the night of her dissapearance, she spends one hell of a night with Quentin, both bought the rains down on their enemies. So after that the story continues with looking for Margo, Prom Night, looking for Margo, 23hrs road trip looking for Margo.

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

I liked the begining, I loved the end, somewhere inbetween I lost the connect in few chapters as I felt it was a little bit stretched. But coming to the end, it left me with a feeling of wanting more. Is it worth kissing someone for the first time if it’s going to be the last time too, is it worth loving someone knowing that one person can never be yours?

“As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.”

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