Monday, December 6, 2010

More about Paper Towns by John Green

Interesting Facts:
(1) Paper towns really exist as towns that only appear on paper.  These are towns that only exist on certain maps and they were placed there to discourage copyright infringement.  If a map containing a paper town appears on another map, then the cartographer (creator of maps) will know that someone has copied his original map. (2) The main setting of the book is set in Orlando, Florida.

About the Book:
The main characters of this book are high school seniors.  The book is about a boy nicknamed Q who is in love with his childhood friend Margo.  Margo is unpredictable, loves adventure, and is known to run away.  Before running away, Margo likes to leave clues regarding her disappearance such as leaving the letters MISS in her alphabet soup to signify that she has left to Mississippi.  One night, Margo surprises Q by sneaking up to his window to invite him on an adrenaline filled night of vengeful pranks. The pranks involve shaving cream, blue spray paint, catfish, Vaseline, mountain dew, tulips, tissues, water, and Sea World.  Can you even imagine what she plans to do with such things?  I will tell you this much...her ideas are amazing and hilarious.  After the fun-filled night, Q awakens to find that Margo has vanished and he soon begins to find clues that she has left behind specifically for him. Will she ever be found?  Who really is Margo?

Why you should read it?
Since this a mystery novel, it gets your thinking and curiosity going.  Your mind will constantly be trying to decipher the clues and put things together.  The book also helps understand that not all people are truly as they seem to be.  As Q mentions, people are often "misimagined."
* You will be dying to read ahead, but please refrain. :-)

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