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Paper Towns

Paper Towns - John Green Never having read a book by John Green before, I was immediately impressed with the quality of the writing. All the characters are unique with distinct personalities, and the author really captures the essence of teenage angst. The story deals with a popular girl at a high school and how what she does affects others. There are more than a few lines I liked in this novel, one of them being “Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much she became one.” Which leads me to the point that if you enjoy a good mystery, this is a book you should pick up. It’s also downright funny at times. Very close to five stars. The only drawbacks are an inordinate amount of time is spent on the angle of the anti-hero Quentin and the ending is a bit flat. But this is quite a literary book, especially for a YA novel.