by Jessilyn (grade 11)
The CPL wants to say thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
About the book: One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Paper Towns is one of the strangest love stories I have read. It is not heart-wrenching and wonderful like The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, but it is confusing, at sometimes not really a love story. And yet, though Q (Quentin) and Margo spend not much time but one amazing night full of redemption together, Q is completely in love with her. Margo does not seem to be anything amazingly special, just a misunderstood teen with a complex that makes her want to be popular and want to be original at the same time. This is something Q loves about her, though she is erratic. He spends the entire novel searching for her after she disappears, simply because he is infatuated by the idea of her adventure. The ending of Paper Towns is the best of a love story I have ever read, as it is unexpected but completely right. Q finds Margo, hoping to convince her to come back to Orlando, yet she refuses, and although they kiss and fall in love, she leaves and he resolves to not follow her, understanding her need to run.