Paper Towns

by John Green

About John Green

John Green, a New York Times best-selling author, has written several books including Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He has won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar award, and his books have been published in over a dozen languages.

Characters

Quentin Jacobsen is a quiet and reserved high school senior who has had a crush on his childhood friend, Margo, since they were kids.
Margo Roth Spiegelman is one of the popular kids in school before she disappears all of a sudden, and loves adventure and mystery.

Conflict

The conflict in the book is when Margo suddenly vanishes and Quentin starts getting clues that could help him find her.

Plot

Quentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman used to be childhood friends, but now Quentin can only admire her from afar as a high school senior. So when Margo climbs through his window in the middle of the night to get him to help her seek revenge on her enemies, he follows. The day after, Margo is nowhere to be found and becomes a mystery. But when Quentin starts getting clues to Margo's whereabouts, will he ever find the girl he knows and loves, or did he ever really know her at all?
The type of reader who might like the book is probably a young adult who is interested in mystery because the book is about high school students and one goes missing.
I liked the book a lot because it was well-written, funny, relatable in some ways, interesting, and mysterious all at the same time.

Citations

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