Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paper Towns ... in your pants

I've just finished reading "Paper Towns", a YA novel by John Green (one of the vlogbrothers and co-creator of the Nerdfighters).

This books is awesome! It's so awesome that they originally made two covers for the same book when it was first published.

The novel is about this guy, Quentin Jacobsen, who is in love with his next door neighbor, the super unattainable Margo Roth Spiegelman.

But one night, she comes back into his life by climbing through his window, and then convinces him to go on a night filled journey of pranks and adventure. The next day, she disappears, and it's up to Quentin and his friends to go and find her.

On this search, Quentin begins to discover who the true Margo really is. He begins to see that his version of Margo isn't like the one in reality. Margo is a mystery, and it's up to Quentin to solve the mystery if he is going to find her (of course, this search includes a life changing road trip).

So, if you like novels that have depth to them, mixed in with hilarious brilliance, then this is the book for you. Seriously, this novel has everything, including being naked under your graduation robes, peeing in beer bottles, a car accident involving a cow, a rumor about chronic masturbation causing blood to appear in your urine (although it was just a kidney infection), the largest collection of black Santas in the world, etc...

Read this book. It's awesome!

Hoping that you'll like this book,

John Smith

P.S. -- !Nerdfighters!


  1. Love, love, LOVE Paper Towns. It is my favorite John Green book, I love the message of imagining people complexly. I actually used this for a bibliotherapy session with tween/teen boys this summer and THEY loved it! It did my book nerd heart proud! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. John, John *pulls on sleeve* I really want to read this and am so glad you think it's good. You've spurred my urge to buy it.

    John Green is awesome, right? He TOTES never forgets to be awesome ;) I love Will Grayson Will Grayson too, have you read that one? (by him and David Levithan)

  3. No, I haven't read Will Grayson, Will Grayson yet. But I'm currently reading An Abundance of Katherines