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Paper Towns

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

158 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

This book changed my life.

The first book I read by John Green was an Abundance of Katherines. I was hooked. This brilliant man who I knew through Nerdfighting and Brotherhood 2.0 videos had a completely different, and yet the same, side. He could write far better than almost any modern author I'...
The first book I read by John Green was an Abundance of Katherines. I was hooked. This brilliant man who I knew through Nerdfighting and Brotherhood 2.0 videos had a completely different, and yet the same, side. He could write far better than almost any modern author I'd read- and that was only his second book. I read An Abundance of Katherines three times after I got it, and promptly bought a copy for myself. Then, I heard about Paper Towns. I had to read it. If it were even half as good as his other books, then it would be a miracle. But it wasn't. It was exponentially more amazing.

I read the whole book in one day. I checked it out from the library in the morning at school and read it under my desk in class all day long. In seventh period, I read the last sentence, having heard nothing of class all day, closed the book, amazed, and excused myself to go deliver the book to one of my friends, who had begged me to lend her the book when I finished it, in her math class. I couldn't wait to pass it on.

Everything about Paper Towns screams MASTERPIECE like nothing I've ever read. In the first fifteen minutes after the final punctuation, Paper Towns beat out each and every one of my favorite books, some of which I've called my favorite since elementary school, and became my favorite book.

The characters are real, alive, vibrant. You can feel the story and live it along with them. John Green makes you cry one moment and laugh your ass off the next, all in one fluid motion. This book... is amazing. I feel like I've known Q my whole life. Hell, I'm even ordering a Black Santa online.

If you haven't yet, buy this book. Read it. You'll never, ever regret it.

Everything about Paper Towns is just beautiful. I can't say it enough. My way of thinking was changed. My way of writing was changed. My way of talking was changed. My way of life was changed. This book, though it is printed on paper, is NOT a paper book, to be passed by. By no means 2-dimensional, this book is like the V for Vendetta of literature- everyone should experiance it. Paper Towns changed my life, and my perspective of modern literature.

Buy this book.

posted by 1094801 on March 12, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

i reread the first 60 pages over and over and just could not get

i reread the first 60 pages over and over and just could not get into this book. i put it away for 2 months then tried to read it again with no luck.

posted by Des_Fred on January 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Oh boy

    Love John Green. However really really disliked Margo on so many levels and it's hard to like a book when you despise the central character.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    This is definitely not John Green's best work. Though I apprecia

    This is definitely not John Green's best work. Though I appreciate the creativity presented through the characters, I feel the plot was subaverage and tended to drag on at some points. Overall, the story seems to lack the emotional depth of some of Green's other novels and instead falls flat as a typical high school "zero to hero" story (albeit, one with a particularly fascinating lead female character). Not bad, but certainly not spectacular.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    WARNING. If you are over the age of 18, you will not enjoy this

    WARNING. If you are over the age of 18, you will not enjoy this book. Juvenile, to say the least. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Young adult book

    This is a young adult book. The language is so bad ( prifanity) I would not let my grands read it. There is some humor. The ending is rushed and pretty bad.

    AD

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2014

    POTATOES ARE COOL

    Heh. They are. Anyway, I really want to read this book. I enjoyed TFIO and An Abundance of Katherines, but since I'm only 12, my mother just shook her head when I asked. <p>
    I really love John Green, he's one my favorite authors. My life quotes are from his books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

    ┬┐What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than

    “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” In the novel Paper Towns, the author, John Green, writes an epic story of finding who people truly are and how they may not be as two- dimensional as we think of them. I however, did not enjoy this book. In most case I read for pure entertainment and this book did not give me what I was looking for in a novel or what I had anticipated for this novel. Although I love John Green this was not one of his stronger writings. I highly recommend not to read this book. I consider it to be a waste of time and paper.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    It was ok...

    I liked the book, but wasn't in love with it so much that I couldn't put it down. It dragged in some places. I don't recommend this book if you are looking for a fast read...page turner.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    not good

    Gets very dull and boring in the middle part, nothing pertaining to the story happens for a good 100 pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Wishkit

    Sits there.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Ok until the end

    At first I could not put this book down... BUT THE END WAS AWFUL a big disappointment.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    UGH!

    What was John Green thinking at the end??? I loved Looking for Alaska, enjoyed an abundance of catherines and hated this one!!! The ending was terrible and I was diappointed.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2008

    Sort-of Intersting

    I was really excited to read this book, I had to wait for weeks to finally get from the library, but I was disappointed. For three-hundred pages it was only sort-of intersting, and I really disliked the charactor Margo. <BR/><BR/>I would recommend: anything written by Meg Cabot, Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling, Girl, 15 series by Sue Limb, Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway and the Bad Kitty series by Michele Jaffe.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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