The Brilliant John Green's [Paper Towns]

John Green first released award winning novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and now Paper Towns. Paper Towns is a story every young adult can relate to. The meaning of paper towns is so true. Almost all of us live in a paper town and from a distance on top of a hill or a skyscraper, you see how perfect your city looks. The Postal Service even puts these words into their lyrics, "everything looks perfect from far away, come down now they'll say." And then you observe your city in detail, magnified close up and things have changed. There's the cracks and flaws, the paper people living in paper towns. You see it everyday and it's there. Then you realized that somewhere someplace, there are pretty people out there living pretty lives in a fairytale. But then sometimes we are the paper people living in paper towns. Paper towns has a literal meaning as well. John Green informs us that paper towns exist, fictitious towns on maps, a dead end trap mapmakers use for copyright. Quentin Jacoben, the hero is a bit like each of us, imagining our loves how we think they are. I absolutely adore Quentin and his unstoppable quest of finding Margo Roth Spiegelman. Who is Margo Roth Spiegelman? She's a twisting mystery, curious cunning character and the heart of the story. As the story unravels, we begin seeing her two sides, our own two sides and personalities. Hence, the two different covers for Paper Towns. Paper Towns will make you laugh all the way through, think philosophically, intellectually and most of all emotionally tearful. This story reminds every young adult about why we seek liberating ourselves, holding onto our friends and finding the ones we love. Paper Towns is unforgettable, a brilliant piece of literature not to be missed out on. 

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