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Paper Towns starts with a dead man that two children find in the park and picks up speed from there. When his childhood best friend, Margo, goes AWOL, Quentin must put together some cryptic clues to find her. John Green has impressed me again with his natural wit and engaging story line.
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Two-time Printz Medalist John Green's New York Times bestseller, now in paperback

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 the girl he thought he knew.

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"Green melds elements from his Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines — the impossibly sophisticated but unattainable girl, and a life-altering road trip — for another teen-pleasing read. Weeks before graduating from their Orlando-area high school, Quentin Jacobsen's childhood best friend, Margo, reappears in his life, specifically at his window, commanding him to take her on an all-night, score-settling spree. Quentin has loved Margo from not so afar (she lives next door), years after she ditched him for a cooler crowd. Just as suddenly, she disappears again, and the plot's considerable tension derives from Quentin's mission to find out if she's run away or committed suicide. Margo's parents, inured to her extreme behavior, wash their hands, but Quentin thinks she's left him a clue in a highlighted volume of Leaves of Grass. Q's sidekick, Radar, editor of a Wikipedia-like Web site, provides the most intelligent thinking and fuels many hilarious exchanges with Q. The title, which refers to unbuilt subdivisions and "copyright trap" towns that appear on maps but don't exist, unintentionally underscores the novel's weakness: both milquetoast Q and self-absorbed Margo are types, not fully dimensional characters. Readers who can get past that will enjoy the edgy journey and off-road thinking. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"[Green is] clever and wonderfully witty...he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material. (Starred review)" Booklist

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"[D]eliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights....a powerfully great read." VOYA

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"Green knows what he does best and delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves." Kirkus Reviews

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With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of Looking for Alaska returns with a novel about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she has left behind just for him.

Synopsis:

Anna—who prefers to be called Anastasia—is a spooky and complicated high school girl with a penchant for riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories. She is unlike anyone the narrator has ever known, and they make an unlikely, though happy, pair. Then Anna disappears, leaving behind only a dress near a hole in the frozen river, and a string of unanswered questions. Desperate to find out what happened the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months. And soon the fragments of curious events, intimate conversations, secrets, letters—and the anonymous messages that continue to arrive—coalesce into haunting and surprising revelations that may implicate friends, relatives, and even Anna herself.

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Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss.

Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her fathers best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when shes closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best. 

 

 

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Kayley, November 9, 2014 (view all comments by Kayley)
I must say that it is not my favorite book written by John Green it's still way better than most YA I've read. The characters are quirky yet believable and the plot is enticing, pulling you along with little whispers of Whitman's Song of Myself and Leaves of Grass and forcing you to think about how you see the people around you and how you connect with them. Quentin, and possibly John Green, ask you whether or not you can really know a person or if you will only ever know your own built up "idea" of them or some version of them that is just a projection of yourself.
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susanne.ranseen, October 24, 2014 (view all comments by susanne.ranseen)
I started reading John's books after being a long time nerdfighter and watcher of his video blog vlogbrothers. The first book of his I read was an abundance of Katharines which was truthfully kinda meh but I gave his books another try because of nerdfighteria. I feel in love with this book. I really loved how it looped around leaves of grass by Walt Whitman. on the surface the book is just about a boy oppressed with a girl he can never have and can't stop thinking about after one night of teenage antics. It has some pretty stander a teenager could have said that lines and some make you crack a smile lines. So for a quick read you will get a quick laugh. But if you take some time to actually enjoy the book and sink into the main character it really opens up. You discover much more than the surface layer just as with leaves of grass. On quick inspection the poem is morbid but on rereading and savoring it is hopeful much like life. The book is a non tome way to read a book about imaging people complexly which as a teenage or even as an adult can be hard. This book will not be for everyone John has a certain odd humor but if you give it a try I suspect you have a good chance of being happy with the end.
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Jessica Wardlaw, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Jessica Wardlaw)
Like John Green's other novels, this one is bursting with cleverly unique humor, and also manages to leave me overwhelmed with profoundity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142414934
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Rosoff, Meg
Author:
Galloway, Gregory
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Runaways
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-14

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Paper Towns starts with a dead man that two children find in the park and picks up speed from there. When his childhood best friend, Margo, goes AWOL, Quentin must put together some cryptic clues to find her. John Green has impressed me again with his natural wit and engaging story line.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Green melds elements from his Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines — the impossibly sophisticated but unattainable girl, and a life-altering road trip — for another teen-pleasing read. Weeks before graduating from their Orlando-area high school, Quentin Jacobsen's childhood best friend, Margo, reappears in his life, specifically at his window, commanding him to take her on an all-night, score-settling spree. Quentin has loved Margo from not so afar (she lives next door), years after she ditched him for a cooler crowd. Just as suddenly, she disappears again, and the plot's considerable tension derives from Quentin's mission to find out if she's run away or committed suicide. Margo's parents, inured to her extreme behavior, wash their hands, but Quentin thinks she's left him a clue in a highlighted volume of Leaves of Grass. Q's sidekick, Radar, editor of a Wikipedia-like Web site, provides the most intelligent thinking and fuels many hilarious exchanges with Q. The title, which refers to unbuilt subdivisions and "copyright trap" towns that appear on maps but don't exist, unintentionally underscores the novel's weakness: both milquetoast Q and self-absorbed Margo are types, not fully dimensional characters. Readers who can get past that will enjoy the edgy journey and off-road thinking. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[Green is] clever and wonderfully witty...he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material. (Starred review)"
"Review" by , "[D]eliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights....a powerfully great read."
"Review" by , "Green knows what he does best and delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves."
"Synopsis" by , With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of Looking for Alaska returns with a novel about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she has left behind just for him.
"Synopsis" by ,
Anna—who prefers to be called Anastasia—is a spooky and complicated high school girl with a penchant for riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories. She is unlike anyone the narrator has ever known, and they make an unlikely, though happy, pair. Then Anna disappears, leaving behind only a dress near a hole in the frozen river, and a string of unanswered questions. Desperate to find out what happened the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months. And soon the fragments of curious events, intimate conversations, secrets, letters—and the anonymous messages that continue to arrive—coalesce into haunting and surprising revelations that may implicate friends, relatives, and even Anna herself.

"Synopsis" by ,
Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss.

Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her fathers best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when shes closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best. 

 

 

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