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Paper Towns por John Green
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Paper Towns (edição 2009)

por John Green

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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
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Título:Paper Towns
Autores:John Green
Informação:Speak (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
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Oh John Green. Your ability to write characters that tug at all my emotions is annoying. I get all caught up in your books and stop doing things I'm supposed to and instead I just sit with your books and your characters and immerse myself into their worlds. I think you might be one of my favorite young adult authors. I loved the way the characters in this one were all trying to figure out who they were and where they wanted to be as they finished high school and explored new relationships. Another book that will sit with me for a while. ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
This started out strong then petered out. ( )
  nagshead2112 | Apr 27, 2021 |
This started out strong then petered out. ( )
  nagshead2112 | Apr 27, 2021 |
I did not particularly care for Margo, but Quentin and his friends were enough. "Paper Towns" is a fast easy read with an interesting mystery and some moments of light-hearted hilarity dashed with uber metaphysical musings. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
I read this book awhile ago, and never actually wrote a review for it. I was considering rereading it before watching the movie, but after paging through it a bit, I realize I do remember it pretty well.

I love the theme of this novel. I'm not in love with the delivery as much, since this is a prime example of John Green's manic pixie dream girl phase. But the theme kept me going and mitigated any annoyance I had about the MPDG. And I really do mean that. The theme is all about how we imagine others to be, as opposed to who they actually are. The MPDG is a great way to examine that.


Margo is ultimately not actually a manic pixie dream girl. She's an escapee from that trope, from that expectation. She does the unexpected precisely because it's not what people expect from her, and she targets Quentin to be her companion in it because she imagines him to be capable of seeing her more complexly. She is both wrong and right about that. He does end up seeing her more complexly by the end of the novel, but it takes an epic road trip and many clues to lead him down that garden path. It is not his default mode to be able to see women complexly. I'm not interested in casting blame or shaming anyone for that flaw--it's a common enough experience for teens to figure out that people aren't what they seem, after all.

My main issue with this novel is that it's a mystery with Margo at the center of it, without her actually being present for most of the story. I think the theme could have been delivered just as well (if not better) if Green had included chapters from her point of view. Both characters struggled to see each other complexly, seeing each other only as people who could fill in the blank spot in a script they had running in their heads. Quentin wanted Margo to be his damsel in distress, and Margo wanted Quentin to be the nice guy who approached her without expectation. Neither one of them could be what the other one wanted, and both needed to learn to see themselves and each other in a more complex light.

There's also the issue of the address being hidden in the hinges of Quentin's bedroom door. How the hell did that address get there? This is a question I need answered. I mean, from what I remember in the book, she only came in the window, and likely didn't get anywhere near the door without Quentin seeing her. So I'm inclined to think she didn't put it there. But then how did it get there? Who put it there? Why?

It was a great book, however, despite all my whinging. I know a lot of people didn't like the ending because they didn't end up together happily ever after. In that sense, I feel like this is one of the most subversive of Green's books. He took the knight in shining armor and crushed his fantasy of saving the manic pixie dream girl princess. From what I've heard from people, this is infuriating, and I love it.


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  inkstained | Apr 6, 2021 |
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The narration of “Paper Towns” spends too much time in Quentin’s head, which, to be sure, is an entertaining place
 

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Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, thoses streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
Margo was not a miracle. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.
I like finding stuff out about her. I mean, that I didn't know before. I had no idea who she really was. I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things.
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Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will," she says. "Yeah, that's true," I say. But then after I think about it for a second, I add, "But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.
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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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