Paper Towns

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Paper Towns debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. It is taught in many high school and college curricular, often in conjunction with Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, which is an important text within the novel.

If you’ve read the book and don’t mind spoilers, you can find much, much more over at the Paper Towns Questions Page.

If you would like to read this book in another language, go to the translations page.

Reviews (Spoiler Alert!)

“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.”
-Johanna Lewis, School Library Journal, starred review

“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 for the Center of Children’s Books, starred review

“A powerfully great read.”

“There are echoes of Green’s award-winning Looking for Alaska (2005): a lovely, eccentric girl; a mystery that begs to be solved by clever, quirky teens; and telling quotations (from Leaves of Grass, this time) beautifully integrated into the plot. Yet, if anything, the thematic stakes are higher here, as Green ponders the interconnectedness of imagination and perception, of mirrors and windows, of illusion and reality. That he brings it off is testimony to the fact that he 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.
–Michael Cart, Booklist, starred review

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tina June 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Dear John Green,
I just want to say that i have very mutch respect of you. Your’e books are fantastic. And the book the fault in our stars i just can say wow. I cry when i watch the film in the cinema.It was fantastic and so good.I know you see the text here but i just want 1 answere please. You have a very big talent.
Very good book/book’s


Pray July 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

I’m sure you meant to say the following;
Dear John Green,
I just want to say that I have a lot of respect for you. Your books are fantastic, and the book fault in our stars was so good that I’m speechless. I cried when I watched the film in the cinema. It was fantastic and I really enjoyed it. I know you see the text here but I just want 1 answer please. (Insert question here). You have such a great talent for writing stories with so much heart and emotion.
Very good stories!


Suzy July 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Your help was not asked for nor polite.


Steph July 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm

It was actually quite rude.


Evie July 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

I agree


Faeza-Z July 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

wait, wait, wait………….

how was that rude?

Maggie July 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I don’t think that was rude at all. It was help.

QTHERESSURECTION July 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

It’s not right to do that. We’re only humans, ‘course, we commit errors. Or maybe she’s not just so fluent with English, but she’s trying hard to say how she really loved the book, and how she appreciate it. You don’t have to make the message perfect. Because all of us, if we read tina’s comment, we will understand her point, no need to correct her. Ugh. Pray, you are so B to the I to the T to the C H Y. (Sorry)


Mpo July 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I agree with qtheressurection I mean maybe Tina isn’t fluent in English but was trying to share how much she loved John’s books. And everyone can understand what Tina was saying anyways. And I think it was sweet.
Also this isn’t a website to correct people’s grammar and be rude to each other it’s a place where we can all share the love of John Green’s book together.


Zea van der Elsken June 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Dear John (please forgive me for my lack of humour, yeah it was joke-ish),
I just want to thank you, because, yes, I’m quite cliché, for that your books changed my life. In a good way though. I love your books, and your way of writing. Maybe this message will light up your day :)
Gtrz, Zea

P.s. I’m from Amsterdam, me and my city felt so honoured that we were a part of TFIOS :)


lequisha July 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

John green I hate this book worst ending I hate margo and she shouldn’t end up with Quentin uugg I’m so frustrated after reading this book it sucks sorry even the fault in our stars is better and that’s really making a statement :< not good enough sir it has. A horrible middle too long and useless


Daantje July 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Then just don’t reply. Let’s not ruin other people’s fun.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, you included, but seeing as this is Green’s site, let’s just keep negativity to ourselves. Start a blog and rant all you want about how bad everything in life is, but the people who visit this site and comment here are fans of John Green, or his writing or his books -Whatever!- so let’s keep their happy spirit up and keep all of our negativism to ourselves. Or not, but just don’t dump it here where the mood is good and people actually admire John Green. (or his books or stories or whatever. don’t hate.)
P.s. There is no need to correct my grammar as I am a native Dutchie and not an English speaking person, have not studied English and have self taught myself this language, so I am ought to make some mistakes. Let’s just leave me to my worth and not ruin my mood by pointing out the faults in what I do. Illuminate each others strengths, not their weaknesses.


Jessica July 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Great, thanks Lequisha. I have just started Paper Towns and was looking on the website to see which other books John had that I may be interested in. I was reading some comments and now have had Paper Town’s ruined before I even got to finish it.


Florencia June 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Dear John Green: I wrote to say to you that I create to be one of the people who its book really strike me. Spend the nights after reading thinking it, as it had never happened to me before. Thanks for being so good writer, I admire you. I’d you respond answer me. With affection


Mary Alice June 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Dear John,
Reading is more than my life. Such a complex life as it seems. And you showed it significantly. And so, I cry, I laugh, I shout, I love. With you.
I’m from Brazil, and here you are definitely a wave that is crowding all, ie you become a “fad”. I’m not in this wave, but I’m your way. Well, you became my only when crossed with your name on a brand-pages, and then, it was love at first sight. Haha. In fact, I read The Fault In Ours Stars (Please, do not be an ignorant drunk! Haha) when it was not so popular, and as I read in one day, three days later, you were definitely very well known in Brazil. Obviously I love it, because who would not want to have your idol known worldwide? Yes, but there are some disagreements about that.
How do you manage?
I just finished reading “Paper Towns” and it is WONDERFUL! I’m still shivering and almost crying.
Well, I’m in love with your books, and I respect you so much.
When I grow up I want to be “similar” to you! ;)
P.S.: Oh, and do not you come in Book Biennial in Brazil? :( :(
With (a lot of) affection,
Mary Alice (Maria Alice) =D


California June 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

mr. Green,

I’m having a book hangover. I can’t move on to another book of yours because I have this strong need for closure. And so Im reading all things related to Looking For Alaska to feed this hunger of mine to know more..about the book. Perhaps I’m going to stay in here (although, i’m probably in the wrong thread, but what the heck..) for little more time–probably just until I have accepted the fact that some questions I have for this book are better left unanswered, or ambiguously answered. Until i get this satisfaction that Pudge and the Colonel felt in the end.

I don’t know.. I’m so..attached to Alaska, that I can’t let go of it yet.


Brianna French June 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I know that at the moment everyone is obsessed with TFIOS (and with good reason because it is absolutely beautiful); however, I am still reeling from reading Paper Towns! I think it’s a sad problem for novelists today that if they write one really great book that just happens to somehow get caught in the flashing light of the media among other really great books that they have written, their other, equally awesome works, kind of get left in the dust. I loved Paper Towns. I have this theory that we don’t love a book for the characters because it is neccesarily a “nice story” but more so because it is OUR story (If that makes any sense whatsoever). I completely agree with your theory that we only see mirror versions of people, which has caused me to view everyone I know in a different light (Which i’m sure was your goal in the first place). It’s caused me realize that if I see someone as rude, or simply unlikeable, it is because I am expecting them to be likable and nice. But maybe they aren’t friendly people y’know? And maybe I’m just expecting them to be something that they are not, thus putting me in the wrong. You are a fantastic writer and I hope that you come to write many many more books in the near future. Thanks for being awesome. (BTW tell Hank and Alice and HEnry and The Yeti that this girl you don’t know who wrote you a review says Hi.) DFTBA


Neel June 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm



Pray July 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Suzy July 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Again, your comment was impolite and unnecessary. The people who are posting here are raging about the author and his work and do not need your negativity.


Steph July 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm

true that suzy


Isabel G June 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Dear John Green,
I love your books, every one I’ve ever read is full on fantastic. You are my favorite writer of all time I can say. From your heart touching book,”THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” to the breath-taking “PAPER TOWNS” your books are a legend and will always stay in my heart and mind.


SACKCLOTHANDASHES June 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Where did you come up with the hilarious and amazing Omnictionary usernames? I especially love Lacey’s username but why did you use QTHERESSURECTION, ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION and OMNICTIONARIAN96?
Love your books BTW


Ariadna Gonzalez June 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I would first like to say all of your books have made me both super emotional and happy at the same time. You are a great author and you really know how to get messages from your book to your readers! Anyways i’m Ariadna and I have been hearing a lot of rumors that Paper Towns is becoming a movie, is that true? I hope it is because I loved The Fault in Our Stars movie and would love to see another one of your master pieces to become reality!


Anna Machado June 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Good night! I’m Anna, I love your work! I wonder what happens to Q and Margo after they kiss at the end of the book? She returns to Orlando with him?He goes to New York with he? What happens? Thank you and congratulations for your work!


Ariana Rios July 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Well, it does say “…and it’s in the moment that she kisses me that I know without question that we’re headed in different directions.”

So, we only have the hope that they talk on the phone when she got the phone and they e-mail each other. Also, it’s left to our imagination that they meet up from time to time.

It’s the kind of ending that should make you extremely happy because it’s your decision if Margo gets a phone and call or if Q gets to e-mail her and if she replies as well as their future meet ups.


Samara Abrantes Batista June 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Querido John Green já li dos de seus livros e neste exato momento estou dando uma de Hazel Grace lhe considerando um Peter Van Houten mas não em relação em a culpa é das estrelas mas em relação a cidades de papel, eserava que Margo tivesse voltado para Orlando e sei la vivendo feliz para sempre, espero que talvez nem note este comentário entre tantos outros e ainda mas por estar em português o que faria que ignorasse mais ainda então decidi eu mesma criar um fim novo pra cidades de papel sei que isso parece contra a lei mas não vou comercializar o que se torna legal :) sei que não lerá isso e que muito menos responderá há uma fã brasileira que leu somente 2 livros seus e já me considero uma de suas maiores fãs, o que não é tão verdade já que sei que tem fãs mais fiéis que que eu ,um exemplar seu é a mesma coisa de uma pepita de ouro ,é difícil de achar e cobram um preço injusto ,mas caro que o normal e quem tem raramente empresta pra usufruir de uma pequena dose de ilusão na qual senhor Green foi capaz de atrair a leitura que muitos jovens não sabia mas o que era pois estavam condenados a ficar nas redes sociais o dia inteiro, você o quê é você tirar jovens de sua rotina pra ir encontrar seu livro? Acho que não, mas imagino que você fique sabendo que internet nem me importa tanto e estou deixando de gastar dinheiro pra pôr recarga em meu celular para comprar O Teorema Katherine, internet nem me importa mais ,você despertou em mim a vontade de ler ,saber novamente, sentir o prazer da leitura sobre o filme chorei menos que quando li o livro, (porque você tinha que botar o sofrimento de Gus em várias páginas, tive que trocar a fronha de meu travesseiro, pois gosto de ler deitada em minha cama ,e espero sinceramente que tenha um filme de cidades de papel, não consigo imaginar o físico de Margo ) e sobre a culpa é das estrelas,(estou me referindo ao filme) mesmo depois de 21 dias de lançado todas as seções são cheias, com todos os ingressos vendidos em todos os cinemas de minha cidade, e como a esperançosa Hazel Grace tinha a esperança que um dia Peter Van Houten a responderia e quando Lacey experimenta a barra de cereal sabor brownie e diz que aquilo tem gosto de esperança, pois então sinto o mesmo, tenho ESPERANÇA que um dia meu autor favorito veja o que eu escrevi e me de mesmo que uma palavra mas uma resposta, mesmo ele escrevendo que não dà atenção nem mesmo aos emails de sua mãe.


Natasha Beharrell June 26, 2014 at 4:57 am

Dear John,

I’m 16 years old and I never thought that I could think. But after finishing Paper Towns this morning, I had a flash of philosophical revelation. So, I thought , what better way to express my gratitude to you for writing this book then by writing a little review of my own! So here it is, the ramblings of a teenager.

What is it about? This is actually one of those books which is so much more than the plotline, it’s not about how the story’s told, it’s about why the story’s told.

You realise that there are two people. And one person can change , be it socially, or is their way of thinking or their emotional standing or train of thought. But the other person does not realise that the way they have changed is the the first persons choice. The First person may have changed unrecognisably, for example they may have stopped guarding their little façade in their little world, but now there are cracks showing in that mirror of yourself, in the vessel of your life, and now the second person can see the first person become closer to their true self, but do not realise this and think that they are acting out of character in the physical sense , whereas the first person is literally acting out of the character that society has forced her to play. And the second person may be scared by that thought and think of the first persons change as a negative or scary one, but in fact the first person is not changing , only evolving, and as they evolve the second person decides to do the same , but the second person does not evolve, they can only change as they have not yet left the safety of their vessel. All the second person can do is accept the evolution of others, and never truly evolve themselves until they realise that they can .

Q. So by evolve you mean stop playing a part or a personality that isn’t you and start actually being yourself?

A. Well yes you break through the mould that society has given you, for example the girl in the book Margo, she’s a popular teenage American girl blah blah blah, but she turns out to have a secret love of music and poetry, adventures and truly finding out how she can evolve. But everyone else apart from a select few can only see the Popular Margo Roth Spielman, because They can’t see through her cracks because they have no cracks to see through.
Because they’re happy in themselves , in their little protective social shell, and they either do not wish or do not know how to move to a higher level of personal understanding

Q. So you can only see people’s cracks through cracks of your own?

A. You cannot truly appreciate another’s evolution if you have not evolved yourself

Q. So it’s about people settling in their Persona that they’ve created and not striving towards being more than that and not seeing how other people truly are behind their facade as they cannot see through their own?

A. Yes , however it’s not exclusively about being more than who they currently are, they can also discover how little they need to be in order to be more than others.

But it’s such a shame, the reviews in the front of the book all say “real humor and intrigue”, “a true teenage love story” all that crap BUT ITS NOT. Its one of those life changing, view twisting pieces of literature that are incredibly rare in this shallow world of words.

I’ve just had a revelation.

See , I like to think that most people don’t know I have a philosophical side, and I’ve only just revealed it to the world. I’ve created a crack. I am evolving. My character is becoming truer to my previously unforeseen image of myself.

It’s weird, after you’ve read a philosophical and thought provoking book , and then you go out into the real world, everything and everyone seem so complacent, so simple, not boring just kind of lacking in complexity. It seems almost mundane, the way we go about our daily lives, planning ahead and expecting the future as itself, not as a positive or negative thing, because everything is survivable, except the last thing. It’s kid of a relief, but also a disappointment that the philosophy can’t really continue outside of your mind.

It’s weird, when I was little I always thought I’d grow up to be like how Q first sees Margo, you know , popular, pretty , the traditional high school cliché, and when I realised I wasn’t, I was sad, but I carried on not really caring. But now I feel like I am Margo a little bit, considering that can never be a person, just strive to be like them. But I’m philosophical, I have strong views which I share with only a few people, I’m not just the class clown and maths dunce, I’m an insightful person who’s only just letting her cracks show.

And in that way, the book is empowering.

I feel the same way about paper towns as Hazel Grace Lancaster does about An Imperial Affliction.



Connor July 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Oh god, this is me exactly! This honestly made my day, thank you!


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Brittany June 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

Dear John Green,
I am absolutely in loveee with all your books. I’ve read every single one of your books and they are so detailed and explainatory and I love them!
Paper Towns was one of my top favorites. I enjoyed reading every single word in the book. It realates to teenages because some people got picked on, some people had a secret crush, the parties that took place, and the friendship between them all.
I however did not really like how the book ended. What happened to Margo and Quentin? Did they end up writing to each other every day? Are they a couple? Does Margo return? All these questions, I wish I had answers :(
I’m a hugeeee fan of your books! Please write back.
With love,


Hanna June 29, 2014 at 6:52 am

I have yet to read your book “Paper Towns”, but I just want to say that from the quotes within the book, I am absolutely in breath taking awe. I can not wait to buy my own copy. My favorite quote was “…at some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you’ll look back down and see that you have floated away too.” It’s so beautiful and meaningful to me, I’m getting it tattooed in October. Bravo, on such a beautiful mind and artistic way of wording. I could only wish to be as great of a writer as you are.


Nathalia July 1, 2014 at 1:40 am

I finishe reading Paper Towns today at 11: and something in some place at Sout America. Yeah.. . I wont tell my ubication because…you never know haha. No just kidding. Anyway, I don’t want to say I didn’t lime the end, because I liked it, but I want to say I loves it. The problem is I didn’t get it. It’s not your fault, it’s not the fault in our stars either haha…not funny…okay. Not understanding your end should make you feel pround because it means that I’ll read the book all over again and turst me, when Nathalia reads a book all over again without skipping pages, than it is a great…not great, like super wow extremly great, book. I wrote you something on twitter, the problem is you have to follow me. I don’t care about you following me, i just want you to read my stuff. I want to say i love you but I don’t know you but still, I’ll say I love you. Please answer, or read and don’t answer. Or do whatever you want. (Hopefully wathever means reading and answering). Say hi to your bro. Good midnight.

P.S: sorry if I have any mistake, too tired to read again.


Connor July 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

This is the least favourite of your books, but I got caught in your writing just the same. I believe your writing style is amazing and really catches the readers attention. Did you always want to be an author, or was their another career option that you wanted to choose?
Thank you for reading Sir.


Spencer July 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Dear John Green,
You probably will never read this, but all of your books, TFIOS, WGWG, and Looking for Alaska have changed the way I look at the world. These books have literally changed my life. I really just want to thank you for all you have done, and I believe many other individuals feel the same way. Thank you, and I ma really looking forward to seeing the movie!! I hope it makes me cry as much as the book did.


Ariana Rios July 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I get what you mean, Green is the kind of author that somehow gets how you feel in someway.


Ariana Rios July 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Dear John,

Here an appreciation note. I have no idea if you’ll read this, but in case you do, I want to say thank you. Your work on Paper Towns was one of the most raw and real books I’ve read and I’ve read lots of books which is much to say. I find myself, sometimes, believing that Margo Roth Spiegelman was in fact real. I had a most vivid experience while I read this book, it is beautiful and had me at the edge of my bed, without sleep or leaving my house. My breath caught in my throat, it was impossible for me to put down this fantastic work of art. It’s books like this that make me crave the intellectuality of these works. You inspire me deeply to follow my dream of having my own publishing house. So, please keep inspiring and changing lives.

Yours truly, a great fan <3


I'MREBEKAH July 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Mr. Green..
First of all, you’re awesome.
I’ve been a big fan for quite a while now and I loooove your books, and it’s amazing how much I relate to the characters.
John, I, with all honesty wrote about 300 words on this text, but I thought that you might not read it when you see it as long, so I shortened it.
I just finished reading The Paper Towns book, so I know there’s a Paper Towns movie coming out, and being the extremely ambitious person I am, I have put another unrealistic goal on my mind.
So Dearest Mr. Green,
I would like to be in that movie more than anything in the whole entire world right now, so can I please audition online?
The thing is I’m currently in Armenia, but, I can always audition via a video call (God bless the internet), so can I have a chance? If I get accepted for the role, I’d come ASAP.

Your huge fan,


Veronika July 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Dear John,
You are my hero. I’ve read and reread this book over and over trying to find the meaning if the book. I’m guessing it is, when you love someone you are willing to sacrifice a lot for them? I don’t know, but when I first got paper towns, I only got it just to have something to read, then I really got into it and I’ve read it more then 15 times! I’m going to read looking for Alaska and an abundance of Katherine’s, I’m hoping they’ll inspire me as much as the fault in our stars and paper towns have. Thank, you are my inspiration.


Ananya awasthi July 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

The book is amazing
the story is fab
but I want to know what happens next
does margo go back to Orleans ?
what happens to q ?
do they unite or it ends all in Agloe ?
very eager for your reply

Thank u


Bri Fata July 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Dear John, your writing is priceless I appreciate your work as well as so many others but at some point in time I would like to publish my own book do you have any names? also I would like to know does Q ever find anyone else besides Margo? I would appreciate if you responded,
Thank You,


Sara W. July 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Dear Mr. Green,

I just wanted to say how much I admire your writing. I read “The Fault In Our Stars” a year ago and I loved it! As I browsed the Kindle store on my tablet I came across “Papertowns.” Wanting to get a little taste of what I soon would be reading, I read a sample of it first. After zipping through that in no time, I purchased the book immediately. I’ve fell in love with Q’s character… Everything about him. The way he loved Margo. Just everything. Ben cracked me up all the time and Radar was so smart! The ending left me hanging though… I wanted so badly for Margo to realize her love for Q and for them to enjoy summer together as a couple. I wanted them to date so badly. When they finally kissed for the first time, I got shivers down my spine! I was waiting for that since the beginning of the book. The other thing that bugs me is that she went on to New York and didn’t go back with him. Why couldn’t Q try more to convince her to stay? If she loved him, why wouldn’t she go back with him?? I wanted so badly for them to be together at the end. The end literally tore me to pieces and killed me inside. I felt so bad for Q that she didn’t come. He loved her so much and as much as he wanted to follow her, he didn’t. Why wouldn’t he go on the adventure with her and then return to Florida before college? I thought he would’ve done that.. Also, I was so surprised that she actually cried saying goodbye to him because she seemed like a tough girl to me. I just wish you could explain to me why she wouldn’t stay if she knew she loved him. He told her things would be okay and that she could come back… But she wanted to keep going.

Anyway, thank you so much for you writing and for taking the time to read fan comments. I love your work and I hope you continue to write more books like these. I love the metaphors you used in “Papertowns” and I am definitely going to be rereading this book. I hope you read my post and respond to my questions. I just am shocked and confused with the ending. The way I pictured the ending in my head was not what it turned out to be. I just need some explanations. Hope you’re well! God Bless you Mr. Green :)

Best Regards,
Sara W.


Patricia July 7, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Dear John Green,
first of all, I’ve just spent like three hours reading paper towns without being able to stop. I really think it’s an incredible book, and the way it has been written is fantastic. It has let me wanting to read more things written in the same way, but the problem is that I can’t. Well, the problem is that I am Spanish and just two of your books are translated to my language. It would be fantastic if you could make it to translate the rest of your books, because here, at least in my city, there’s a lot of people wanting to read more of your books.
Sincerelly, I think that most of the quotes written in this book are inspiring and that Paper Towns is one of the best books i’ve read. After finishiing reading it i was wanting to know more about Margo’s life after leaving from Agloe. I also have curiosity for Quentin. Does he keep talking to Margo? Do they finally visit each other?
Will you publish a new book soon? If it’s like this will it be translated to spanish?
Please, answer to me soon,
Patricia, from Madrid.


I'MREBEKAH July 8, 2014 at 8:23 am

Has anyone who ever commented on any of John Green’s books received any reply to his/her comment in any way?
Please reply if you know.. Thank you!


Judith July 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Hello John,
I managed to read Paper Towns in one day; with all my will, I tried to stop reading, trying to convince myself to continue it another day, but I was unsuccessful.
Though it sounds crazy, John, I would just like to express my great appreciation for the existence of this book, and how incredible of an author you are. I know it’s a bit of a long-shot, but I am curious as to whether you will ever write a sequel to Paper Towns. A part of me is incredibly shocked (in a good way) and pleased that the book didn’t end in a cliché of the-boy-ends-up-with-the-girl-in-the-end, kind of manner. And it’s a breath of fresh air, to be honest. However, another part of me is seeking for closure concerning the Margo-and-Quentin-relationship. There’s a side of me that wants to know if Margo does actually end up calling her sister weekly; how her life pursuit turns out; does Margo regret not going back with Quentin; does Quentin actually end up in Duke; what happens to the other characters; and lastly, do they ever actually see each other again?!

Anyways, John, DFTBA!


QTHERESSURECTION July 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

favorite book❤️


ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION July 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

love your name (but i love mine more :))


Jess July 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Hey there, John!
First of all, I like your book Paper Towns a lot. I like your writing style, your jokes, the metaphors, and the characters are …believeable! And thanks to you now i realized that I’ve been seeing other people not as ordinary people just like I am. That people are can make mistakes. I’ve always been looking at ideas of other people, even an idea of me. Who am I? I began to know myself reading Paper Towns.

I also have a question that’s been bothering me for a while now. I see that Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself and MobyDick is pretty much the center of this book. I have just finished reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson, and I see that both books you used are also in this book. I was just wondering if you had read Suzanne’s Diary. Is this a coincidencde or do you do this on purpose?

Anyways, thankyou so much for being such an inspirational person and writer. Your books really do good for people all around the world. May God bless you abudantly!:)



Renee July 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I love your books! Read four in 1 week.


Reply July 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I certainly
enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you bookmarked too
check out new things youu post…


Hannah July 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Hi Mr.John Green,

Today, actually, I had just finished paper towns and found myself in awe of the characters Margo and Quentin. The ending result in the last hour of the book was truly amazing, and being able to see more into the character of Margo was something I had been looking forward to the whole time I was reading the book. I was so compelling throughout the whole story, some would say I was right on the edge of my seat the whole time. I love the depth of thought that goes into some of the paragraphs and sentences in this story, and how teens (like myself) can relate to Margo feeling of just wanting to run away and escape everything because you find yourself in a tough situation and don’t know what else to do. Thank you so much for writing such an incredible story.


Anika Anan July 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Dear John Green,
Hello sir..
I am from Bangladesh (probably u don’t even know that a country named Bangladesh does even exsits. Well, it’s in Asia, that’s like the basic thing)
Okay so
I was not a book lover or reader at all until I read this amazing book called “The Fault in Our Stars” because my friends and the lovely Bethany mota was raving about it..
TFiOS kindda changed my life in a way…1.I started reading books 2. It made me fall in love with books 3. I got to know a lot about myself by reading books .And now I love reading soo much.
TFiOS made me read Looking for Alaska and Paper towns
And of course like almost everyone else here I did read everything related to these books on the internet.

I had a question about Paper towns Mr. Green( I hope you will answer them unlike the drunk douchepants! Haha)

**Does Margo go back home with Q? Or she lives there and they both just write to each other, I mean just mail’s and phone calls?

I really want to know the answer… I hope you’ll read this..I belive you will. It would feel so great if I get the answer.
And oh pardon me for this looonngg note. Just a fan girl expressing her feelings! :D


Just Annabel July 14, 2014 at 2:33 am

Hey Mr. Green, good sir,
I was just scanning the internet hoping to find information telling me that another one of your books would soon be a movie. I found some rumours about Paper Towns, thank.. evolution, if they’re true. Anyway, those websites lead me to this and I just wanted to let you know what an amazing inspiration you are.

I know, I know, you probably hear it 24/7, but seriously, I thought I read good books, then I picked up The Fault In Our Stars one day because hey! All the cool people were reading it, and I was so phased by yours awesomeness and how… GOOD it was. My parents heard “this is the book ever”, probably about 223456984832875 times- aka not enough.

You are so truly talented and clever. You’re the only person who a) knows what it’s like to be a teenager in the modern day and b) isn’t a teenager. Haha, see what i did there… yeah, I’m not very cool. But your books, I can really connect to them and understand them. I relate to characters and I think it’s just wonderful how you really get people and even create such real ones in your books. I will cry, laugh, smile and express weird emotions when reading them, and although people think I’m just weird (which I also am; i’m also a nerdfighter, if you know what I’m saying), your books have such a strong influence over my life and many, many others. It’s incredible.

When thinking and reflecting on parts of your books, I always end up with the same question: How does one come up with all these ideas? I try to be a good storyteller too, so I really need to hear about how you create all these miracles and stuff, or maybe you’re a genius, so I’ll never figure out how you do it. I do have another question, that would be: Were you a child prodigy? You certainly seem to have a very good aspect of life of one, and you’re very smart, and good-looking, and funny, and you have good hair, and.. *cough* Yes, you’re really, really smart.

So Mr. Green, I really hope that us Aussie’s can flatter you enough for you to buy a plane ticket to the nearest flight and head right over here, because I really need to meet you, quite badly. So bad it hurts, and is diagnosed: I-really-need-John-Green-to-come-to-Australia-because-i’m-not-allowed-to-fly-to-America-and-yes-I-already-asked.

Ok, seriously though, I’m making even lamer jokes than I usual do, so it’s getting worse. Please come over and do pay a visit at your leisure, we can even listen to some swedish hip hop together. (Bear with me here, I’m trying to find some situation wherein I can quote Paper towns)

So dear sir, please do go to sleep with a smile because you are loved deeply and widely by many people whom I am one of. It might not seem much to you but you mean the world to me. You are my idol and my favourite person, author and you tuber. The idea that there is a possibility you could read this just blows my mind and makes me so happy. If you are reading this, thank you thank you thank you. That’s great! I understand completely that you most likely will not be able to respond, and that is alright. I know you have so many fans who are constantly contacting you and it’s hard to find the time.

I’m trying very hard to make this email creative though, I want to stand out, I want to make you smile. I hope you do many, many times today and any other.

Much love and metaphors and Katherines and cats (because why not? Who doesn’t absolutely adore cats?)
Me xxx :))

P.S. I know all this is probably the most cliché sounding thing ever, but I honestly mean every word!
P.S.S. Before you ask, yes, I am younger than 15 and have asked my Mum if I could have a packet of cigarettes for obvious reasons.
P.S.S.S. I know this paragraph probably has many, many mistakes in it and for that, I do apologise.
P.S.S.S.S. Hey again, just wanted to see how cool 4 s’s in a P.S would look. Pretty cool, right?

Bye good sir! Stay cool and i love you!


Brithanny July 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I still feel like JACK O’CONNELL should play Chip in the LFA movie.

You’re a great author, and person Mr.Greanbean, & LFA was so amazing.

That’s all I have to say for now, bye. xxx


Brithanny July 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm



Ffion July 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

Hiya John! I’m not a cheesy person, but I can honestly say that your books have changed my life! So far I’ve only read TFIOS, Paper Towns and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, but all three have changed my point of view on the world, in a better way. Also that you’re one of my favourite authors and the TFIOS film was amazing!


Giovanna July 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Dear John Green,
my friend Fernanda and I would like to tell you how much your book changes the way we see things. We are fourteen years old and we live in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Well, after we read “Paper Towns”, we started to discuss and realized how much all those thoughts made sense. We have already readen other books written by yourself – the first was “The Fault in Our Stars” – but we were just teenagers reading beautiful stories. We didn’t see anything more than words, but now we see the world in a different way. Maybe a better way, more clever. Maybe because you teach us how to use our conscience to think about everything around us with different eyes. And here we want to thank you about this amazing experience you made for us.
Thanks also for your attention,
(We love you!)
Giovanna and Fernanda.


Aniket July 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

I came across this book in the store and started to read and just after the first chapter i was hooked. I had to buy and finish it. I loved it. I loved the people, i loved the conversations and I loved their perspectives specially Q. But even when i knew that it would not end well i could not help but get my hopes up and i held on to that hope till i read the last line and hoped some more when i turned the page looking for some closure. But i guess we don’t always get what we want. But i still love the book.
I live in bangladesh. So it would be really amazing if you could give me a response. Looking forward to your other books. Bye.


Kaitlynne July 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Dear john,
I had to read your amazing book for my summer reading, I didn’t mind that at all it was amazing. I have recently gotten very attached to books and paper towns beats all the books I have read I have finished it this morning at 2:20am and started it yesterday at 3:00pm, I was so indulged in the book that I missed dinner, but it was all worth it. This kind of book made me stop and think and realize I can’t be anyone else as much as I wish I could and they can’t be. We are all different and that’s what makes life interesting. As I was reading I really though that Margo was dead and that she wanted Q to find her. As I got to the end and they find Margo I was holding my breathe and when I finally realize she is alive I was relieved. You are an amazing author and you pulled me into “Paper Towns” within the first page, I wanted to know more and more and all the allusions just made it better. I love your books I have only read two so far but I think all read them all they keep getting better. And I hope I will get a respond but I won’t be shocked if I don’t you have a lot of fans and also I am 15. Bye


Xoe Bien July 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Hello John,
I am certain you get about a thousand comments and messages daily and you probably just don’t have enough time to read all of them or any of them on some days. In fact, I bet a lovely assistant is reading my words right now and wondering if it matters enough to show you. If I may speak for myself, it does matter. Paper Towns, like all the books I’ve read by you, is moving and sweet and has fucking awesome characters, and is sad, and overall mind blowing kinda stuff, right? Well one character in particular resonates profoundly with me and that is Margo Roth Spiegelman. It may not be that I have had the same life or circumstance as she, but rather I feel that I might share a certain spirit that she has. I’ve always always always wanted to act. I never really thought it was possible. The one thing I do believe is that people play the roles of characters who they are inspired by, who they wish to embody. I want the chance to be Margo for even just one day. This may seem a ridiculous request, perhaps even laughable to be apart of a film that may or may not already have the characters set, but I do not care. I wish to believe in the improbable and the laughable because maybe they are more possible than we think if we simply take that leap of faith and try. Thank you for your time, Miss/Mr. Assistant. I hope John Green sees this.

With all Due Respect,


Kaitlynne July 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I have just talked to my friends about the book “paper towns” and “the fault in our stars” we all have read them and talked about them over and over again and my friends and I have all come to the conclusion that you are the best author we have ever read I can’t stop thinking about the books and I really want to know is if Margo and Q ever see each other again, I understand that even as the author that you may not know that answer but if you I was hoping you would share that with me. Also about “the fault in our stars” I couldn’t put the book down it was so inspiring to me I don’t like wasting a moment of my life anymore I feel like everyone only gets one chance to live and but has only a few chances to change a lives and I believe that you have changed many lives with your books especially “the fault in our stars”. My friends and I were talking and I brought up the idea of having a sequel to “the fault in our stars” from Gus’s point of view. We all thought it would be very interesting but as I am writing know i realize that a sequel is never as good as the original. I hope you respond to both my messages. Bye.


Eylül Çetin July 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Hi i am from turkey so Sorry for my grammar mistakes
First of all you are a very talented man everyone says that to you cause your words your sentences are really sincere I love reading your books and while I was reading paper towns I lived with characters I was in their mind their thoughts everything and this thing makes your books best I know you are a killing machine but death is inevitable so everyone is going to die one day so I forgive you


Eylül Çetin July 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Hi it is me again
Hi i am from turkey so Sorry for my grammar mistakes
First of all you are a very talented man everyone says that to you cause your words your sentences are really sincere I love reading your books and while I was reading paper towns I lived with characters I was in their mind their thoughts everything and this thing makes your books best I know you are a killing machine but death is inevitable so everyone is going to die one day so I forgive you


Eylül Çetin July 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Victoria Genua July 18, 2014 at 2:45 am

Dear Mr.Green,
First, I would Like to address your Knack for writing amazing novels, you Craft these books into Masterpieces. SECOND, I would like To thank you for Giving me an Amazing book to read at 3am when I can’t Fall asleep. I finished my last book and Had nothing to do except sneak out my window and Drive to the airport to Get starbucks. As I was sneaking Back into my room I realized how I am as much of MARGO Roth Spiegelman as I am myself. Without being rude, I know you have as much say as I do, but without further more, you should Consider a mysterious, unknown girl like myself to Play her role.
Victoria G


Defne(from Turkey) July 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

Dear John Green;
I’ve read Paper towns, Looking for Alaska, Let it Snow and The fault in Our star.
And I have a Question about Paper Towns.
The book was amazing Until the end. But end was unclear.
I mean What happened to Margo and Q.?
Did Margo go New york?
Did She ever Come back?
Did Q go New york with Her?
Did he Fall in love with Someone else?
basically What happened after the End?
From your Turkish fan.


perrystaco July 19, 2014 at 1:25 am

Dear John Green,
I admire your magnificent work on you books. Your books, had both made me happy and brokenhearted. You’re such a smart, creative, genuine, asshole, I mean author.
However, I am not so satisfied about the ending of Paper Towns. It left me confounded and sad. So I wrote my own epilogue. I made Margo and Q meet again after two months of “finding Margo”. Margo decides to go to college and includes Q on her adventures after they finish college.1
By the way, TFIOS blew me away.
I hope you’re reading this now, sir, and uh, I hope you can give me answers about the ending Paper Towns. That book can’t shut me up.


Anonymousread15 July 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

I kind of took a leap in reading one of your books, from my usual preferred genres. However, I now thoroughly believe that it was very worthwhile. At first I read ‘Let it Snow’ & it truly was a great read, but I have just, however, finished reading ‘Paper Towns’ & just fell in love with your work. Not only was I genuinely satisfied but also challenged, by the end of the novel. It gets you thinking about things in life & how you view yourself in comparison to others and vice versa. ‘Paper Towns’ is now one of my favourite books.
Thank you, John Green.



Dyl July 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Seems like you won’t see and read my tweets. So I just gonna comment at here about what’s on my mind right now.


My gosh! I sound just like hazel grace! But I do! You made me sounds like her!! Seriously!! And I’m so desperate to know about what happens in the future between Q and Margo!!


Dyl July 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Seems like you won’t see and read my tweets. And I also don’t have any your contact or email (your real email not others that relative to you) so I just gonna comment at here and hope you see it and would love to reply it to my personal email. And so I’m going to tell what’s on my mind right now.


My gosh! I sound just like hazel grace! But I do! You made me sounds like her!! Seriously!! And I’m so desperate to know about what happens in the future between Q and Margo!!

Your fans from Indonesia (if you ever heard bout this country)

P.S I’ve own your 4 novels (TFIOS, WGWG, AAOK, PT)


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