Paper Towns By John Green

Guest Post by Brianna Barret

A great story, written in 3 parts, of adventure and intrigue with a non climatic ending.

The Strings
Margo drags Q on a revenge quest against her “best friend”, ex-boyfriend and Q’s bully. This becomes a night to remember for Q. Hilarious acts of revenge, break-ins and thought-provoking conversations about life and the future. The next morning, Margo isn’t at school nor for the next few days worrying Q that maybe their conversation wasn’t just a conversation.

The Grass
Q juggles the idea of Margo’s disappearance as an act of rebellion or a call for help to be saved. Clues develop through Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass; Ben, a horny-teenage, band geek, and Radar, a tech-savvy son of a black Santa Claus collecting mother, encourage Q to follow through with piecing together clues Margo intentionally, and unintentionally, left behind.

The Vessel
Finding Margo, dead or alive. The dynamics of Q, Ben and Radar’s road trip to the final clue kept me laughing.

Overall, I enjoyed this story, but I felt a lot of the clues and the results of clues, were deeper than the outcome.


When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.



john-greenAbout the Author

John Green is a New York Times bestselling author who has received numerous awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. John is also the cocreator (with his brother, Hank) of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe. John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.