Paper Towns


Setting- when and where the story takes place

The story takes place in Orlando, Florida.

"We would sometimes play together, biking past the cul-de-sacced streets to Jefferson Park." - Quentin pg. 4

Jefferson Park is in Orlando, Florida


Conflict- the struggle between two opposing (opposite) forces.

Man vs. Society- a character has a problem with society.

The conflict is that Quentin "Q" wants to find Margo he feels he is the only person who truly wants to find Margo. He believes her parents don't even care where she is. Q thinks that society doesn't care and doesn't want him to find her.

Point of view

Point of view- the vantage point from which the author tells the story.

The point of view in this story is first person. Quentin Jacobsen tells the story.

"With a bag in each hand, I paused for a moment." - Quentin


Character- A person or animal in the story

The major character is Quentin Jacobsen. He is the protagonist and the narrator.

"I stand in this parking lot, realizing that I've never been this far from home, and here is the girl I love and cannot follow."