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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

rgz Street Team: Jacqueline Reviews Paper Towns by John Green


The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Jacqueline reviews Paper Towns, the featured title this month by John Green!

"Reading Paper Towns was like reading a mystery, love story, and a teenage drama all intertwined and I LOVED IT!

"Quentin Jacobsen is the average teenager boy, he likes hanging out with friends, talking about girls, and partying. Margo Roth Spiegelman is not the average teenage girl. She is the most popular girl at her school, she has the hottest boyfriend, and she is a mystery that no one can really figure out.

"When Margo shows up at Quentin’s window late one night he can think of no one he would rather be with. He has no idea what he has just gotten himself into. Leaving little 'surprises' at the house of a bully, in the car of a former best friend, for her ex-boyfriend (he cheated on her with her best friend) and visiting Sea World and the biggest sky-scraper in Florida all in one night with Margo seems like all of Quentin's life wishes fulfilled. The only problem is that the next morning and the days following after that Margo is nowhere to be found.

"Quentin, desperate for answers about her shocking disappearance, looks for any clues to why Margo left. When he starts to get a lead on where she is he decides that Margo meant for him to find the clues because she wanted him to find her. On his frantic journey to find the girl he may or may not love not only does Quentin find out things about Margo he never knew, he finds himself as well." --Jacqueline Glade

5 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks so much, Jacqueline! Great synopsis for everyone.

Lauren said...

Excellent synopsis! I reviewed the book a while ago on my blog. I absolutely adored Paper Towns. (And I felt a special bond considering I live where it takes place. I STILL drive past some of the locations - the asparagus, the development, Sea World - and think of the book.)

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