When my friend, the big-hearted, make-people-smile Heidi at http://www.yabibliophile.com/ decided to put together a John Green Week, I decided to join. I had already read Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which John Green co-wrote with David Levithan is one of the most unforgettable YA novels I’ve ever read. There were so many lol moments that I memorized page numbers-something I’ve never done before. I also read Looking for Alaska and found the characters to be intriguing, heartbreaking, and memorable.
I haven’t quite finished my John Green Week challenge novel, Paper Towns, so I’ll update this post when I do. But for now, I’m definitely intrigued to see how the main character could find himself in a situation may very well jeopardize everything he’s worked to accomplish in high school and keep him from attending Duke University.
If you need a laugh, take a look at Heidi’s selection of John Green’s vlogs. http://www.yabibliophile.com/2012/01/john-green-week-vlogs.html
Updated: January 18, 2011 My review of Paper Towns as posted on Goodreads:
I read Paper Towns in honor of John Green Week (Jan 3-10) put together by Heidi of YABibliophilehttp://www.yabibliophile.com/2011/11/joh…
The book is narrated by Quentin, a senior who has had a crush on his neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman, Margo has pretty much ignored Quentin for years until one night when she knocks on his window and convinces him to take his mother’s car and help her with eleven various activities, including sneaking into SeaWorld. Against his better judgment, Quentin goes along with Margo’s plan. The evening ends up being quite eventful and life-changing for Quentin and some of the people the visit.
The next day, Margo runs away from home and since she had done it before, everyone is certain she’ll be back. But as days go by, Quentin begins to lose hope for her return and is determined to find out what happened to her.
I love how the mystery of her disappearance unfolds as Quentin tries to figure out what happened to Margo. He hopes he’ll find her alive, but is prepared for the possibility she killed herself. Quentin’s journey is guided by some clues Margo left behind, which he is certain she left for him, including the poem “Song of Myself” by Whitman.
Paper Towns is a fabulous novel with some lol moments. Page 248-250 OMG!
Another John Green winner.