my personal review of paper towns
other books by john green
What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” ― John Green, Paper Towns
the critics reviews
This flick generally glorifies all the possible train-wreck stuff of high school floundering—from drunken house parties to sneaky sexcapades to secret road trips.
It may not subvert every cliche of the high-school romance genre, but director Jake Schreiers coming-of-age dramedy nonetheless pulses with moving and melancholy moments.
There may be nothing fresh left to find in teens coming of age, but director Jake Schreier (Robot and Frank) fakes it with genuine sincerity.
“Paper Towns” is a serenely bland adaptation of the John Green young-adult novel about a regular boy in love with the mystery girl next door.
Manohla Dargis·New York Times
Despite its glimmers of self-awareness, Paper Towns works neither as a teen romance nor as a subversion of the same.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky·A.V. Club
It's not the most poignant or ground-breaking coming of age tale, but Paper Towns' gentle nature and noble intentions make it a respectable one.
Sandy Schaefer·Screen Rant
If you’re searching for smart, soulful teen entertainment, you can start looking inside “Paper Towns.”
Joe Neumaier·New York Daily News
After three months of noisy, wearying, empty-headed blockbusters, it’s tempting to overpraise a smaller romantic dramedy that tries to do something different.
Lou Lumenick·New York Post