Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
How long it took me to read: 10 Hours
Rating: 4.5 /5
Plot Summary: The thing about Margo Roth Spiegelman is that really all I could ever do was let her talk, and then when she stopped talking encourage her to go on, due to the facts that 1. I was incontestably in love with her, and 2. She was absolutely unprecedented in every way, and 3. She never really asked me any questions…
Quentin Jacobson has always loved Margo from afar. So when she climbs through his window on an all-night round trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next morning, Q turns up at school and Margo doesn’t. She’s left clues to her disapperance, like a trail of breadcrumbs for Q to follow.
And everything leads to one unavoidable question: Who is the Real Margo?
My Thoughts: I love how the author has built up the characters. Every character is detailed in a way that one can get the perfect picture in mind. The best part was the road trip. The details that goes into this book made the Road Trip alive. I found my brain racing to read through the final part of the book & I simply couldn’t keep the book down at this point. There are few books that give you adventure as you read it through. This one definitely is a winner in that segment.
But here is a bump in the road. I found the constant mention of the final fate of Margo depressing. I feel the book could have done great without the details in length with what might happen in the end. These constant assumptions spread across the book were a little too much for my personal taste of reading like too much dry herbs in a great meal.
My Favourite Quotes in the book:
“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will”
“My heart is really pounding,” I said.
“That’s how you know you’re having fun,” Margo said.”
Going to stay on my Bookshelf? Yes! If you can relate anyhow to this quote – “And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future-you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.” – This is definitely the book for you. There is never a dull moment throughout the book. It kept me hooked.
Also, I am going to be hated by the entire Book lover community out there for saying this, but when I saw the trailer, for the first time ever… I felt that the movie just might turn better than the book. Eagerly looking forward for the release!