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Part road trip novel and part mystery, Paper Towns is about an ordinary boy and the enigmatic girl next door, who charmingly sprinkle clues for him using Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. John Green doesn’t gloss over anything in the young adult experience — teens familiar with his previous novels won’t be disappointed; teens who haven’t heard of him yet will be up all night reading, just like I was.
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When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night — dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge — he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q...until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Review:

"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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"That he brings it off is testimony to the fact that [Green] is not only clever and wonderfully witty but also deeply thoughtful and insightful. In addition, he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"The writing is...stellar, with deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights....[A] powerfully great read." VOYA

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"Green's prose is astounding — from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths. He nails it — exactly how a thing feels, looks, affects — page after page." School Library Journal (Starred Review)

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"A suspenseful mystery, a compelling central metaphor, and one of those road trips that every senior hopes he or she will have round out this exploration of the kind of relationship that can't help but teach us a little bit about ourselves." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"In his best book to date, John Green provides original, quirky dialogue and enough twists, turns, and mystery to keep the reader turning the page." Alan Review

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"Language and situations make this a realistic high school experience as Green explores the issues and ramifications of authenticity and image. These are characters readers will remember for a long time." KLIATT

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"Printz Medal Winner and Honoree 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 left behind just for him.

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In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.

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Putting the dead in deadline

To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper - and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

 

Millie's partner is gorgeous, smart—and keeping secrets

Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

 

Shes starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.

Drama—and bodies—pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-hes-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the worlds most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

 

Best-selling author Beth Fantaskeys funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies…but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.

Synopsis:

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

About the Author

John Green is the celebrated author of Printz Medalist Looking for Alaska and the Printz Honor Book An Abundance of Katherines. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and reviewed books for publications including the New York Times and Booklist. John was also one half (with his brother, Hank) of the enormously popular video project Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 10 million times.

Although John grew up amid the subdivisions and theme parks of Orlando, he now lives with his wife, Sarah, in Indiana.

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crystaldorrington, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by crystaldorrington)
Oh, John Green. After each book you write and each video you make, I think I understand your awesome genius. But then you do something like THIS, writing Paper Towns, and I'm amazed to learn that I way underestimated you. I've never related to a book more so than with this one. Paper Towns is by far your best book, and it's instantly going on my Shelf of Awesome at home (which, you should know, only has Harry Potter on it, so that's saying something).
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brookerochelle, August 2, 2009 (view all comments by brookerochelle)
This novel have just a bit of everything that creates a wonderful balance between humor and sensitivity. I could be laughing so hard my stomach hurt one page and crying at the bottom of the same page. I'd recommend this book to just about anybody.
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Sara Woolcock, July 19, 2009 (view all comments by Sara Woolcock)
There is nothing better than reading a great book written by a good friend, and that is the experience I have every time I read a book by John Green. Also famous for a youtube video blog done with his brother Hank (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), John Green has allowed the many followers of the vlogbrothers (affectionatley called nerdfighters) to get to know him and his brother as good friends with their hilarious takes on the news, Hank's music weekly songs, or blenderized Happy Meal punishments. Besides all his youtube work, John Green still has time to write a brilliant novel. With many of the themes of the Great Gatsby and a teenage boy protagonist, this book asks teenagers to do what many young adult authors fail to accomplish: it asks them to imagine the world more complexly, to look beyond the "Paper Towns" surface of the world. It was one of the most enjoyable reads that also had a deep plot that begged to be examed beyond the surface. I have read it again and again. Definatley worth the seventeen dollars to get the hardcover.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525478188
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Author:
Myracle, Lauren
Author:
Fantaskey, Beth
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
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:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Part road trip novel and part mystery, Paper Towns is about an ordinary boy and the enigmatic girl next door, who charmingly sprinkle clues for him using Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. John Green doesn’t gloss over anything in the young adult experience — teens familiar with his previous novels won’t be disappointed; teens who haven’t heard of him yet will be up all night reading, just like I was.

"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 , "That he brings it off is testimony to the fact that [Green] is not only clever and wonderfully witty but also deeply thoughtful and insightful. In addition, he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material."
"Review" by , "The writing is...stellar, with deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights....[A] powerfully great read."
"Review" by , "Green's prose is astounding — from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths. He nails it — exactly how a thing feels, looks, affects — page after page."
"Review" by , "A suspenseful mystery, a compelling central metaphor, and one of those road trips that every senior hopes he or she will have round out this exploration of the kind of relationship that can't help but teach us a little bit about ourselves."
"Review" by , "In his best book to date, John Green provides original, quirky dialogue and enough twists, turns, and mystery to keep the reader turning the page."
"Review" by , "Language and situations make this a realistic high school experience as Green explores the issues and ramifications of authenticity and image. These are characters readers will remember for a long time."
"Review" by , "Printz Medal Winner and Honoree 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 left behind just for him.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.
"Synopsis" by , Putting the dead in deadline

To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper - and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

 

Millie's partner is gorgeous, smart—and keeping secrets

Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

 

Shes starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.

Drama—and bodies—pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-hes-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the worlds most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

 

Best-selling author Beth Fantaskeys funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies…but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.

"Synopsis" by ,

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

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