Saturday, May 9, 2015
Paper Towns by John Green
With it's philosophical ramblings and a teenage boy searching for a girl, this book reminded me a lot of "Looking For Alaska". Like Alaska, Margo is beautiful, strong, independent and outwardly perfect, but inwardly unhappy, sad and seeking something she is not quite able to define. Quentin, a senior in high school has lived next door to Margo since they were two years old and has crushed on her for years. After she drags him out late one night and engages his assistance in a variety of pranks, she disappears - runs away - something she has done before. When he learns that she has left clues each time she ran away before, Quentin begins looking for clues to where she has gone and then he and his best friends Ben and Radar along with Margo's best friend, Lacy begin to follow the clues to track down Margo. I imagine this will make a good movie since it includes teens, partying, an epic road trip and lots of humor.