Currently Reading Paper Towns
by, 3rd February 2011 at 06:17 AM (684 Views)
I'm currently reading Paper Towns by John Green.
I've started the book when I lay down and couldn't sleep, and eventually decided that it wasn't helping me fall asleep. I've previously read Looking For Alaska by the same author, and finished the book yesterday (I think).
John Green's Looking For Alaska won a Printz Award, and it was his debut novel. Paper Towns is his third novel and it won an Edgar Award and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize.
He's also a Youtube Vlogger, which is how I discovered him. He vlogs with his brother, and their videos are the type that makes you enjoy learning stuff. Their Youtube Channel.
Back to the book.The setting is a High School and it is told through first-person. The main character is Quentin Jacobsen or simply Q. He has a crush on their neighbours' daughter, Margo Roth Spiegelman. One night Margo climbs into Q's room and asks for his help in completing 11 steps, which I won't detail here as I believe they count as spoilers. No, I won't use spoiler tags for them either because rarely do people use these spoiler tags to actually hide spoilers and I want people to read the book.
So far the book has been good. The start is more exciting than how Looking For Alaska started, which is good. Though many people have said that Looking For Alaska is better than this book.
I have yet to decide.
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