Paper Towns

by Victoria


The story begins with Q, Quentin Jacobsen which is very ordinary High school senior in love with Margo Roth Spiegelman. On normal boring evening, Margo came through Quentin's window and asking to help her out with 11 parts of revenge with her ex-boyfriend who was cheating on her, to her enemies, and to break into the Seaworld. After that day Margo disappeared with clues left for Quentin. Quentin and his friends decided to search her because Quentin wanted Margo for his life at the moment.


Quentin Jacobsen

Margo Roth Spiegelman

Ben & Radar





Quentin Jacobsen

“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.” -page 33

Margo Roth Spiegelman

"She's the kind of person who either dies tragically at tweenty-seven, like Jimi Handrix and Janis Joplin, or else grows up to win, like, the first ever Nobel Prize for awesome."

-Paper Towns, page 91


The first part of the book takes place in Orlando; Jefferson Park and Seaworld.

In part two, as Quentin searches Margo, he searches her out of Orlando; place called pseudo- divisions.

Lastly in part three, Quentin and his friends goes in a road trip to search Margo; Orlando to North Carolina to New York.

The book doesn't state about the date, so I think that it is in June, because they went to prom and they graduated.


I think the theme of the book was to go for what you want for life. Margo, she was about to graduate, but since she hated to live in Orlando for rest of her life, she just went to New York, because that's what she wanted. Quentin, he was also in same situation, prom, finals, and graduation. He missed his graduation, but Margo was what he wanted in life.

author's point of view

The author's point of view of metaphor paper town describes that Orlando is fake. The buildings are only to look nice, so it is nice from far away and ugly up close. It is paper thin that there is no strength on it. It describes people in Orlando as well.