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Ù Read Ò Paper Towns by John Green Ô Oh dear lord, I found this book immensely irritating.
I ve only just finished reading Looking For Alaska which was an okay book and thus it was immediately apparent that this book was EXACTLY LIKE LOOKING FOR ALASKA It had the same geeky male character The same kooky aka annoying female character The same male best friend And whilst this was okay in LFA, reading the same characters again was annoying And it seemed like they were on the same journey as in FA, except obviously there s a divergence in the second half Call this book the Alternate Universe version of LFA, if you will Also, I just found elements of this book preposterous view spoiler Margo running away, so far away Considering she has no troubles at home, there doesn t seem to be a strong enough reason for an eighteen year old to suddenly decide to run away except that oh, she s oh so kooky and la beatlemania is nothing compared to what i feel for john green right now this book was the perfect palate cleanser between all the dark apocalyptic stuff i have been shoving in my face i have been reading so much dystopian YA that i forgot there were other options i bought this ages ago, because i read looking for alaska, and everyone was giving this one high marks, but i kept passing it up in favor of kids whose school is trying to eat them and kids vs bears and kids in a world without cheese which is the scariest dystopia i can imagine right now, but i forgot just how scary real life can be and john green reminded me and obviously, this isn t a horror novel, but i was reading this with so much apprehen Who Is The Real Margo Quentin Jacobsen Has Spent A Lifetime Loving The Magnificently Adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman From Afar So When She Cracks Open A Window And Climbs Into His Life Dressed Like A Ninja And Summoning Him For An Ingenious Campaign Of Revenge He Follows After Their All Nighter Ends, And A New Day Breaks, Q Arrives At School To Discover That Margo, Always An Enigma, Has Now Become A Mystery But Q Soon Learns That There Are Clues And They Re For Him Urged Down A Disconnected Path, The Closer He Gets, The Less Q Sees The Girl He Thought He Knew Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will, she says But then again, if you don t imagine, nothing ever happens at allI already said this in a status update but I am so glad I reread Paper Towns I first read it years ago back before I d heard of vlogbrothers, back when John Green was only known by a handful of readers, way way back before The Fault in Our Stars And I loved itIt is so hard to leave until you leave And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the worldThen TFiOS happened and I began to question my feelings for John Green s writing I know millions loved his tragicomedy about teens with cancer, yet I found it cheesy and contrived, with unrealistic characters who wallowed in their own pretentious philosophy sorry fans, but that s how I felt And I began to wonder if perhaps his books had always been like that and I d somehow missed it If perhaps 2 5 Stars What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is than a person Oh boi This motherfucking book Let me talk to you about this book I HATED THE GUTS OUT OF IT I have never given this kind of low rating to a book, I guess it s time And I would have given it less stars but I gifted it half a start because of something I will talk about below Here s what I wrote when I started this book two days ago I have heard the worst fucking things about this book This isn t the book I was going to read today but A Court of Wings and Ruin hasn t arrived yet, and I have NO other book to read except Greek books ugh so I m starting this If I don t start it now I m afraid I will leave it get dust on my bookshelf forever so yah Wish that I don t hate it as much as I m waiting to hate it.
So you can see I went into this book a tiny bit prejudiced But I wasn t wrong to be and I do The following is quite a lot of dribble that I felt the need to get off my chestHmmmwhat to say I m kind of perplexed by this book I know I never want to read the name Margo Roth Spielgelman ever again, that s for sure The characters apart from the previously named were fantastic and very believable The dialogue between the friends was great and funny as I have come to expect from John Green The first quarter of the book was highly enjoyable and then it deteriorated for me I think this book suffers from it s own storyline spoilers It veers from an amusing and interesting start to the baffling obsession of Quentin in his quest to find the will not be named again girl after they had one night of vengeful fun I found myself wondering if this was seriously what this b Mirroring is a concept in psychology where a person can know himself better by soliciting feedbacks from other people who he interacts with either at home or at work Last weekend, I attended a company sponsored teambuilding session and the facilitator used this I got some good feedbacks that confirmed what I already knew but also some revelations Those included in the so called blindspots quadrant.
In this novel Paper Towns, John Green indirectly used Margo Roth Spiegelman for Quentine Jacobsen or simply Q to understand love and life and to know himself better as a person, as a man Not by giving him direct feedbacks but by making him experience the things that he would not have dared doing Who would have dared driving your parents car in the middle of the night, pushing it with your friend few meters away from the ho
I was pretty disappointed in Paper Towns I am a big fan of John Green but found this book plodding and boring I hated the Margo character and thought that Q was a big whiner His obsession with Margo, who he didn t really even know, was really annoying I realize that this was one of the messages of the book, that we all assign traits and personalities to people we hardly know, but it was still hard to take, page after page I still love John Green and his blog, still consider myself a nerd fighter and would give just about anything to see him in public, but can t give Paper Towns than 2 stars.
Why so many good ratings for this book It could basically be called Looking for Margo, or Paper Alaska, because it s the same formula, again and again How many books can he write about an unbelievable teenager secretely loving another unbelievable teenager Everything was so absurd, Quentin s parents, the road trip, Ben, the black Santas All the metaphors are perharps what made me lose it completely The book that Quentin reads, Song of Myself, all the thoughts he had about it are so painfully forced down the reader s throat I ve read somewhere that John Green was in love with his own brain, and I cannot agree The rant of the detective about balloons was so badly executed I thought it was a joke It s not poetic, it s ridiculous And Quentin is so self absorbed, bashing Ben when really he should take a good look at himself And Margo God I had such a hard time
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