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Paper Towns by John Green April 10, 2012

Quentin remembers his first real adventure with his neighbor (and crush) Margo Roth Spiegelman.  They were nine, riding their bikes around the neighborhood park, when they found a dead man.  Quentin wanted to go home and tell his parents.  Margo went back, looking for clues and interrogating the neighbors.

Flash forward to the present.  Quentin and Margo, no longer real friends, are high school seniors with just a few weeks left of school.  Both are set to go to college.  One night, when Quentin is about to go to sleep, Margo shows up at his bedroom window dressed like a ninja.  After a wild night of revenge, Margo disappears.  And Quentin might be the only one who can find the clues she left behind and find her before it’s too late.

John Green is a great writer.  His characters are witty and intelligent with an adventurous streak.  And of course, Paper Towns includes a road trip.  I would recommend this book to upper high school students and adults.  It’s a great read.

5 out of 5 stars


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