Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green


Reading is my way of going out of the reality of my world. I mean, through reading I am entering another world that’s created by the author, who seems to be perfect and in that kind of world I’ve been able to meet different characters who has their personal issues with themselves and their own world as well. Fictional worlds are better than non-fictional right now. Okay, here in Paper Towns created by John Green.

I allowed myself entering this world without any idea what really is inside of. Who am I gonna meet, and how to deal with them. My mind keep on asking is it the same as Looking for Alaska? if not, what’s the difference?

As I move on, I met Quentin Jacobson, an 18 year old young man who’s in love with a mysterious girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman. And this girl, as I observed her, she has this extensive taste in music, she wants to go to theme parks and wants breaking into abandoned buildings. Who’s one night surprisingly showed up to Quentin’s window and leads on a night of breakings, vandalisms, and revenge filled of wickedness.

Then after that, without any words – she just disappeared. Here comes the great Quentin who becomes obsessed finding her and holding on to these trail of clues that Margo’s leave behind – that might leads Quentin to her whereabouts.I was with Quentin and his friends, and this Margo Roth Spiegelman has no idea, that someone was looking at her. Okay fine.., Margo loves mystery, but it’s not an excuse that she made herself a mysterious one. (I was this what is your problem Margo, look at this boys – look at Quentin, he’s this kind of person who loves to study, getting good grades in preparation for his college, but because of his perseverance to find you, he chose to skip his high school graduation).

I remember Amy Dunnes (Gone Girl) with her, how she acted as if she’s perfect, and a cool one (only to find out that she’s a fake one, a drawing – and people around her love the idea of her, of being a paper girl – and she loved that too..). The only thing that I love about Margo is her being fearless, fearless of doing what she wants, finding the home that she will fit in and where she can be herself. And to Quentin because of his great love to this paper girl will do everything and willing to give up anything to find her.

This is a story of finding yourself, the path that you want to follow, looking deeply within ourselves to find why we think or act the way we do.

Paper Towns surpasses my expectation, It’s original,sad, romantic and hilarious. John Green is very talented writer, where he can get this kind of clever ideas, I just don’t know, He’s just this excellent. In the Paper Towns I am amaze I am in love, I don’t want to go out in this kind of world. Such a wonderful, wonderful world.

Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.

Have any of you read this book?

1 Comment

  1. librini says:

    Oh…? Well, I did not like it. Not know Why…

Leave a Reply to librini Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s