And now let's discuss the movie adaptation Listen to my incredible story for a bit. So, after hearing this, you will realize I didn't watch the movie because I liked the book, but because I always do. And it's also an excuse for me lately to watch movies, because if I don't watch a movie in the cinema, I never do at home.
I'm more of a books and tv shows kind of gal, what can you do? The movie made the story and the characters a little bit more interesting. It cut out the boring parts and added some very funny and nice scenes that lacked in the book. I liked that they didn't lose their graduation for the road trip to find Margo, because it was totally bollocks. I liked the changes they made with that aspect of the book.
I liked the casting, I think it was spot on. Except Margo and not because Cara isn't good enough for the part but because of her weight. Margo is supposed to be "curvy" and she got "bullied" by Lacey because of her figure. And I hated that they didn't keep this part in the movie because there wasn't any real reason after all for Margo to be hating Lacey. Margo was supposed to be "the most perfect and popular girl in the entire school" and she was curvy.
Just let that part in, damn it. Also, this movie's description must have been: Honestly, why make Q's love for Margo unrequited? When it was the opposite in the book? I didn't understand this change. It was unnecessary and it didn't add anything to the plot. But, to sum it up, the movie was a good enough adaptation for this book. But I didn't like it.
Because I didn't like the book. In conclusion, this book was a nightmare for me, from start to finish. I didn't earn anything from this book, not lessons, not a new ship, not new favorite characters, nothing.
I just wanted it to end. I know it's a popular book and I'm very sorry for this negative review, but not all books are for everyone. And till the next one View all 45 comments. Jessica The Bookish Teacher I couldn't agree more with your review!
Sep 09, Maria Jessica The Bookish Teacher wrote: 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 I was pretty disappointed in Paper Towns. 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 more than 2 stars.
View all 31 comments. Teens finding their way. Recommended to Lhara by: Oh dear lord, I found this book immensely irritating. 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 di Oh dear lord, I found this book immensely irritating. And it seemed like they were on the same journey as in FA, except obviously there's a divergence in the second half. Also, I just found elements of this book preposterous. 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 larger than life and a small-town girl etc etc.
John Green explains why she does, but I still have trouble accepting it. To me, she only did it because she was self-centred and looking for attention. I didn't feel anything for her character. Q was also really annoying, pining for a girl he barely knows, instead in love with her from the friendship they had as a child, rather than the girl she is today. I'm willing to bet all my money which is not much that John Green bases the male protagonist on himself, and that the female character is the type of character he fancied at school, and it sort of plays like he's the dorky, awkward girl in love with the popular, unattainable boy.
Q's need to abandon everything to find this girl who, btw, never showed any sign of affection before their pranks together , is entirely self-indulgent and illogical. And whilst at times he sounded like a teenage boy, other times he sounded a decade or two older. The fact that his friends also decide to follow him on a road-trip to find her doesn't make sense.
They do it on graduation day. Why would anyone ditch graduation which they seemed to look forward to to find a girl who a doesn't want to be found and b they don't even like? Everybody loves a roadtrip, sure. But these are limits. These implausibilities made this book really hard to finish. And I feel he really needs to branch out a bit more. His other book, The Fault in the Stars, apparently has the same characters in it too. A sign of a good writer is their ability to be original, and surely he yearns to write about different types of characters?
Also, John needs to have a more interesting plot, where things actually happen, rather than nothing much happening except for a lot of musings. I used to watch YT clips of John and really liked him, so his books are a bit of a let down in comparison. I really do hope he writes something more creative with fresh characters , because he has got talent - he just needs to push himself more. View all 25 comments. Unexpected in many ways but still quite a ride! How well do we know the other people?
How well do we know our neighbors? How well do we know our own close friends? How well do we know our first crush? But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all. And even if they turn out not to be what we wish, reality is always better than an illusion. That blanket still smelled like you. Still, we should be always brave enough to meet the real person and accept them for what they are.
Even if they appear in the middle of the night at your window asking to join them in a wacky adventure. What is life without some wacky adventure once and then? We are owners of our own lives, and we should be brave enough to understand what we need to do and not looking for easy exits. We can live the lives that others expected, because if so, we would be ending living other lives than our own.
Always a wise advice should be well received, a friendly tip, but at the end, we must forge our own lives, since only us would be guilty of a sad existence or recipents of a happy lifetime.
Our personal decisions can affect others. The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Life itself is a miracle and we must honored it doing something good with our lives. But keeping our eyes open since you never know when a wonderful miracle would enter in our lives. Update July 26th, I watched the film adaptation last Thursday, and I liked it a lot. In fact, I think that the movie has a better tempo to tell the events.
There are some missing stuff but nothing so relevant. The really important elements in the general story are there. Also, the cast of actress Cara Delevingne was the right one to give life to the very complicated character of "Margo Roth Spiegelman".
I think that the movie is adequate to tell the same message but giving a better light to the character of Margo Roth Spiegelman that if you don't get what the author wanted to tell in the story, it's quite easy to fall in the road of not liking her. View all 64 comments. Aug 30, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: This book as the others by this author has the John Green theme: Awkward funny charismatic good looking fit main character who somehow is a looser.
The hot popular girl who he is forever in love. A weird funny bestfriend who gets in trouble. Everything happening in the last 2 weeks of high school. Quotes that every teenage tumblr girl has in their blog description.
Some meaningful ending when you re-think all your teenage years and wish that this would have happened to yo This book as the others by this author has the John Green theme: Some meaningful ending when you re-think all your teenage years and wish that this would have happened to you. View all 7 comments. Aug 31, Lola rated it really liked it Shelves: I can see why there are people out there comparing this with Looking for Alaska. I am not going to linger on the comparisons between those two because 1 I never liked Looking for Alaska, 2 I never even finished Looking for Alaska and 3 I thought this book was original enough not to find it some twin brother or sister.
I am such an easy target. I am the easiest of targets when it comes to writing style. Margo Roth Spiegelman disappears with clues behind so smart people can track her. Quentin, a smart and bewitched-by-Margo person, makes it his life quest to find the dear disappearing love of his life and, with the help of his friends, Q embarks on an adventure like never before!
I make it all sound very dramatic, but the thing is that it IS extremely dramatic for Q and the story overall pretty intense. I adore this one message among many others that I extracted from the story: I very much anticipated the denouement… the moment of revelation… the ending, because this is the type of story that you know would surprise you with the truth. View all 38 comments. Jun 19, Inge marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: I quite liked the banter between Q and his friends, but I could not stand another word about that damn Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Oh, and then she disappears. Who was a self-centred twatwaffle. Give me a break. Life is too short to spend one more fuck on Margo Roth Spiegelman. Inge has zero fucks. At the end of the day, Inge still has zero fucks. How many fucks did Inge give that day? Ya estaba yo poniendo los ojos en blanco, porque oH GOD.
Jun 06, Christine Delilah Maramochabooks rated it liked it. Typical unpopular boy with an ordinary boring as bread life. Mysterious Margo then disappears, because, I don't know, her life's fake or something. Our kid with 2. Our kid with his equally dull friends go on a road trip to find Mystical Margo.
You know that basic song that goes: Just imagine that, but a guy taking it to another level. So I understand what John Green was trying to do: I love that message, it's great. What I didn't like were the dull characters, especially the main one.
He definitely was obsessed with Margo and the way it played out on the pages was annoying. I don't want to hear about how amazing someone is in every single chapter. I didn't even like Margo, she just seemed to think herself as above everyone. In my opinion leaving and letting people think you commit suicide is a pretty indecent thing to do. This was probably a good demonstration of how we sometimes think of life as a game. It isn't about being the most mysterious or having more adventures than someone else, it's about being authentic.
Be who you are and don't expect others to be the same. Another thing I'd like to mention is that there's certainly consequences to just disappearing or breaking in. I don't know if I'd even recommend this to a younger audience since I sincerely wouldn't want anyone taking pointers from Margo.
One thing I have to mention is that John Green knows how to write. His characters have never been for me, but the philosophical aspect is always interesting. Having a couple really highlights the story and makes you go: But having one in every chapter, is more like: A quick reminder for anyone and especially young readers, is that wanting to project yourself as something doesn't make you become that. If you desire to make yourself seem like a mystery, it doesn't mean you're a mystery.
You're a person and it's wrong for even you to see yourself as something less or more than that. It's amazing to have adventures, it just doesn't define you. I've learned that once you stop seeing things the way other people do, you'll learn how to open your eyes to your own perspective. I appreciate the message of the story, just not the plot in general. Cara appreciation, shout out to her for having great eyebrows P.
What's your favourite John Green novel? View all 77 comments. I could NOT put it down. It's funny and mysterious and just so real. View all 11 comments.
And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world Leaving feels too good, once you leave. Some people take their time into actually doing it. They spent much time planning and scheming on how they should gloriously plow into life.
There are some who tried "It's so hard to leave-until you leave. There are some who tried a few times before succeeding, by accepting that their heavy butts are beginning to be a burden to their family and to the economy.
My dear nephew, Jaff, calls it emancipation. They should be equipped, so as not to become scattered dandelions, gliding aimlessly waiting where the wind will blow them. Unfortunately for Margo, she has uninspired parents to motivate her. They are like the paper cut-outs Margo described, who boxed themselves inside this very peculiar thing called normal life. They regard Margo's actions as rebellion. But all this is unknown to her family and friends. All her life, she has coated herself with a shell of Margo Stuff - the cool ones.
It then became difficult for her to remove her coating and be herself. So the only option is to leave it all behind. But there is still one string attached to this papergirl — Quentin Jacobsen. She wants Q to know her; understand her; love her for who she is inside, no matter how crooked and unreasonable that Margo may be.
Little did he know that this journey will not only lead him to Margo, but discover the Margo hiding within too. Thus, making him aware of his own capabilities and weaknesses. Knowing that he will succeed in finding his place in the world someday soon. This book gets you to think about the idea of a person and the actual being of a person. Because, of course, it is rather unfair to be thought of as just a mere idea.
My favorite part is the Vessel. I had fun with this; I do hope you will too. View all 18 comments. Dec 30, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: This sort of read is off the beaten track for me, non-fantasy YA-ish literature. That said, it's amazingly well-written, and I enjoyed it immensely. John Green is an amazing author, and he writes with a delicacy I admire and envy. This book, was sweet and light and heartbreaking and true. It's the sort of book I'll never be able to write Highly recommended for anyone.
View all 5 comments. This book truly had me on an emotional roller coaster, and I enjoyed almost every minute of it. The book was broken into 3 parts, and I honestly felt completely different about each of them. The first part of this book was brilliant. It was a lovely introduction to the characters, and their life as high school seniors.
It has had a flashback which was a fun scene. The whole part with Q and Margo out at night was amazing. It was suspenseful and quite fun to read about those antics. We really This book truly had me on an emotional roller coaster, and I enjoyed almost every minute of it. We really got a sense of how far Q would go to impress this girl, although I never really understood why he liked her so much in the first place.
Not that there was anything wrong with Margo, but they went years without talking and still he's obsessed. The second part of this book just dragged a bit for me.
After the first little shocker of the "smelling death" incident it really seemed to slow down a lot. Firstly, I think too much emphasis was put on prom and preparation for something that was really a non-event for the main characters in the end.
Can they become close friends once again? Q is hopeful, but when Margo disappears he begins an obsession that will ultimately lead him to a paper town hunting for a paper girl he unknowingly made with his own hands. You may have read the book, but not have liked it.
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Green, who grew up in Orlando and uses the city as a backdrop for the story, taps into the cadence of teenage life with sharp and funny writing, but transcends age with deeper insights. Philpot, editorial assistant of The Horn Book Guide, said, "the end breaks your heart, and yet it feels right".
Robert Corwin of Arizona State University wrote, "some readers may find the author's use of language and sexual content objectionable. On June 23, , Paper Towns was removed from the summer reading list for 13 year olds at Dr John Long Middle School in Pasco County, Florida after a parent complained to a board member that she disapproved of the book's sexual content.
The National Coalition Against Censorship responded to the removal by calling for the book to be reinstated to the reading list. In a letter to the district superintendent, the organization wrote, "No sound educational rationale for removing the book has been articulated, nor is it likely that one could be".
Jake Schreier directed the film. Jaz Sinclair appeared in the film as Angela, Radar's girlfriend. The paperback edition of the novel was released on September 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the copyright traps added to maps, see phantom settlement.
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