Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew…
This book is the closest thing I have to a Bible.
The first time I read it, I liked it well enough. I thought it was a good story. The second time I read, it I fell in love with it. I understood it better, and the ambiguous ending felt right. Some parts of the book are highly metaphorical, and at times I just wished the story would get on with it - but at the same time, the philosophy in it is one of the things I love. Even though I will never be able to correctly imagine Margo or Q, they feel real. And they have a lot to say. John Green's characters are relatable and lovable for all their imperfections. Paper Towns made me giggle like an idiot, and it always cheers me up.
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