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.

The movie adaptation of Paper Towns will be released in Summer 2015 starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne, and directed by Jake Schreier.

You can buy Paper Towns from your favorite retailer via the Penguin Portal!

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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Gabriela E May 20, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Dear everyone,

Like many of you, my world has been changed by the fantastic writing of John Green. I also somewhat have shaped into these characters via how i speak and how i think. I just got done ready Paper Towns and i honestly hated the ending. Not because it was horrible or poorly written. Just because it was so truthful and the truth hurts. I grew fondly with each character throughout the book and i finished it within four days. This being the end. The ending to me brought up the definition of teenage life and our travail endings and beginnings that shape who we are for the rest of our lives. I kept rereading this fantastic book in my head in the last minutes after reading the ending, contemplating burning this book or crying (however the book was phenomenal, this is not hate mail). I came up with the conclusion that It speaks truth into how teenagers view our lives. Q was in this adventuring seeking the Margo that he knew but that he wanted to come to know more deeply in a more real way, not a “paper” way. In life we look for things that are unexpected by deep down we know the result and what is coming for us. It so truthful to Life in general. We all have set biases whether true or not about a certain thing per say and we often times go on a journey knowing the outcome before hand. I feel as though i already knew the ending way before Q commenced his journey. I could’ve stopped reading the book right then and there. This comes to show that the journey is much more thrilling and worth the time and the actual outcome. The ending didn’t make the book amazing, the journey that was taken reading it and becoming one with Q and having a deep desire to get to know the real Margo was better than even arriving at the destination.

–Gabriela E


Julianna Rendon June 15, 2015 at 12:28 pm

looking at what you wrote, i realize what you said greatly reflects, everything i think. so high five :)


Jessica Beverley June 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

Yes! so truthful you literally explained everything going through my head! I honestly didn’t like the ending either, but for the same reasons as you, but all in all Paper Towns truly changed my life and my perspective on life and people and ideas and paper and everything really and definitely one of the greatest written books in history that I have read and that I will ever read.


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JP May 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

I loved Paper Towns. It ended the only way it could have ended. We don’t know whether Margo will really keep in touch with Q, but for Q’s character he did what was true to him.

However it would also have been in character for Q to make a different choice. For what John Green wanted to say the ending he gave can be the only ending, yet I feel that Q will regret his choice. He will always wonder what could have been.

When Margo says “You can come with me to New York, it’ll be fun. It’ll be like kissing.” Q could just have easily said “You once said the best part for you was the planning because it’s never as good as you think it’s going to be. Well the best part for me is that our strings crossed again. That’s why I’m here and that’s why I can’t just go back to Orlando. I didn’t come all the way out here just to lose you again. So wherever it is you want to go, whether it’s New York or anywhere else Margo, I’m in. As long as you’ll have me, I’m with you all the way.”

Q knew that loving an idea of a person rather than the real person was dangerous, but he didn’t just love the idea of Margo. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t know everything about Margo, you don’t have to know everything about someone to know them and you don’t have to know them to love them. The point is he was willing to spend each and every day getting to know the one he loves and that is why it would have been in character for him to follow Margo.

If I had been Q, or if my life had a similar situation, nothing could have kept me from going with her. Nothing could have made me go back to Orlando. There would have been no hold for me there. When you find love you hold on to it, and if they leave you follow because if love is life’s true meaning than to let go of love is to let go of life.


Jessica Beverley June 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

I never thought of it like that, good point but you make it sound like he was never going to see her again, they promised to keep in touch (whether they did or not) he did not lose her, but the truth is you can’t always throw everything out of your locker and run, sometimes you have commitments that holds you back from letting go of life, he has his parents not knowing where the hell he was, he has other friends back home and a college to go to and he has a whole life and memories and other things that built him to be him. It doesn’t mean he’ll never leave Orlando it just means that time was not the time, and I like to think that in the end Q came to love Margo far past the idea of her and the true Margo Roth Speigalman (I don’t know how to spell it) and that they did end up living in New York, but I think what John Green also built into the character of Q was even tho Margo pushed him to let go to stop worrying about the future, and Margo had this idea of him being a superhero in her story, and although he could never be like how she wanted him to, she liked him anyway for who he was and Q was one who didn’t throw everything away without a second thought. I think that part of the reason John Green ended it like that, so he could strengthen his point that people up close are never just an idea.
do you get what I’m saying?


Catherine W May 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

To everyone who reads this,
Not only is this a phenomenal book with an ending that was just too incredible to put into words I’m honestly stunned. This book isn’t predictable or outrageously frustrating. I’m truly hesitant to see the movie because I feel like it won’t portray the book correctly, in other words I don’t think it will have as much detail and they may edit out the parts that make you want to cry, laugh, and just smile. Definitely recommending this to everyone i can think of.


mriaclara May 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

adorei o livro ainda não terminei mais até agora esta maravilhoso, ja vi o trailer mil vezes estou louca para ver logo adoro os livros e agora filmes de John greeen.


Júlia helenna May 24, 2015 at 10:47 am

I Love Paper Towns !John Green you are fantastic writer !


Maclin May 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Papertowns is my absolute most favorite book ever in the whole entire world. Im not quite sure why or how but this book changed my life and I adore it. I just had to go and buy a second copy because I’ve read my first one so many times it is falling apart!


QThEReSurreCtion May 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I started reading this book yesterday and I just finally finished it. I want to say, screw you for not letting me sleep but thank you for the great book. I can really relate to everything in the book and especially how I think and the things I talk about with my friends. This is the second book I’ve read written by you (first one was The Fault in Our Stars) and damn I love it. I hope you keep writing books that are relatable from a teenager.


Heather May 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Hey Everyone,
Like most of you I had a great time reading Paper Towns. I read it my senior year of high school so it kinda felt like I was in the book. It felt like I was equal to everyone in the book and that the storyline was something I was following on Facebook. That book felt so real to me I ended up reading it three times! But I thank god everyday that my ap English teacher picked that book for us to read because it truly had been life changing! I also thank you Mr. Green for aollowing you book to be on learning Ally because as a blind person I can finally tell you that decision was worth it!! I thank you so much for all you have given me! As a young write soon to be I can only hope my work will change as many life’s as your has!


Audrey May 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Paper Towns is no doubt the best book ever written. I’m not going to spoil it for you, but I really recommend it. There are a lot of cuss words but the story is so epically amazing that I learned to forget them. The plot is so well planned and written. The detail is amazing and the story in all is very captivating. I could not stop reading it- even at school. It is especially good because the ending is realistic. Unlike other books, the ending shows what happens to a lot of people in real life. Overall, this is my favorite book of all time and it always will be.


Bryana May 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Okay, this book was phenomenal!!! But with the movie coming out, I am not so sure that it will live up to my expectations. The book gives you more thrill than the movie, but the movie gives you a different perspective of a character, place, or event. This , as many of you have said is not only a love story, it is about following your heart, and finding yourself. I admit, I do kind of hate Margo for leading Q on so much, but then when you read in context, you realize that she does love him, but has a hard time expressing her affection. She doesn’t want a broken heart all over again. In a way, it may have been a good thing for her boyfriend to cheat on her. If it weren’t for him, Margo and Q would never have spoken again, and Margo wouldn’t have learned to love and trust again. I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!!!!


David June 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Actually, Margo had already planned having Q in her post-graduation scheme, but decided to start things sooner. Everything still would have happened.


Rebeca Guerrero May 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I love this book, am not done but I sure do know its going to be an awesome book. I’ve been reading it barley a week and its very interesting. Its persuading to read. I sure want to see the movie after the book but its going good so far.


victoria rodriguez May 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

I loved this book!! I read it in like two days, it was different than the typical love story and always had you on edge about Margo. The characters were well developed and not the traditional ones, well most werent. I have read another book by John Green and he does not disappoint, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good love/mystery story. Once you pick it up you cant put it down.!!


Julia May 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,
My name is Julia :) Let me just start by saying thank you for writing ALL of your books! It means so much. About a year ago, I saw the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars, and decided to read the book because it looked so honest, pure, and truthful from what I saw in the trailer. So, of course, I HAD to read it. ;)
I read it in two nights. It was breathtaking, and exceeded my expectations. I cried that whole week. It was such a touching story. During my reading of the book, I laughed, I cried, you name it.
I would talk nonstop to everyone about it. Then, the day the movie came out, my best friend and I went to see it. We laughed, cried, and smiled, and frowned, by some of the scenes of the movie. THAT WAS THE BEST BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION EVER MADE.
I loved it and still do. That will forever be my favorite movie.

Then, I heard about Paper Towns, and I read it. I just finished it yesterday with the same emotions as TFiOS. It was phenomenal work! I am DEFINITELY going on July 24, opening day to see Q and Margo go on that amazing adventure that they went on! ;) (Cara and Nat! YES!) Let me also just say, astonishing job on the ending of Paper Towns. I loved it so much, because it was the TRUTH, and it relates to real people everywhere, today. Thank you for making the ending so realistic and true in both TFiOS and PT.
Let me also just say, BEN AND RADAR were the bomb in the book! Especially BEN! I laughed so hard at almost everything he said! :)

Let me close by saying, I have listed my email in the “email” spot, so maybe you can email me! I know you’re probably busy with a bunch of other stuff, and you probably won’t see this, but if you do, it would mean the world if you could let me know through email that you did. I would literally faint if you emailed me.

P.S. I’m going to read all of your other books and let you know what I think of them.
~Julia, Your #1 Fan :)


liveInPaperTowns June 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Paper Towns is a amazing book and i can’t wait for the movie. Is like The Fault Of Stars, you read the book and wait the movie like tomorrow don’t existing.


dylan June 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm

I plan to read some of your books but I have a friend that is ur biggest fan plz just plz contact me I’m Dylan Johnson and he is Ethan connell


dylan June 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Apurva June 5, 2015 at 3:29 am

Dearest Mr.Green,
. Paper Towns is what I always want to do, and after truly understanding the meaning and what it has to tell, it has become my ‘Imperial Affliction’ . Thankyou for writing this awesome book, and rocking the world!!! The world sucks without John Green Books!!!!!!


Neni June 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

I love this book!! When a friend gave it to me first I thought oh my gosh i can’t believe it’ s a book that i don’t know! I’m looking forward to seeing the film of paper towns, I’m sure cara delevigne will be a great margo roth spiegelman.


Abdullah Hassan June 6, 2015 at 4:05 am

Paper Towns had a DISGUSTING ending!


hali June 12, 2015 at 4:40 am

No it wasnt


Batoul June 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Just because they kissed doesn’t make it discusting


Hannah S June 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,

Hi my name is Hannah. I fell in love with your books ever since my friend recited Hazel’s eulogy written by Gus. I just finished reading Paper Towns and I would love for you answer a few question I have. Why did you chose to do call the book Paper Towns? Why did you chose to write in the perspective of Q and why not Margo?

In Best Regards,
Hannah, 14


BookAddict June 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Hey Hannah,

Obviously I am not the book writing legend, John Green however, I have a few hypothesis in which would answer your questions from another readers point of view. Having read the entirety of JG’s collection (and fallen in love with the books) I have come to understand JG’s style and way of thinking. JG writes books from the perspective of ‘outcasts’ or ‘geeks’ (or however you wish) hence making the story far more gripping, as these stereotypes are far less intimidating than your ‘super hot cheerleader’ type. Hence Quentin, Will Grayson, Hazel Grace Lancaster. Films such as ‘mean girls’ have done the same thing. We as social animals connect easier with those who are normal or average and we can associate ourselves with these people. Hence, JG understands this and used this to his writing advantage!

1) Paper towns (I believe) is called paper towns due to the dynamic metaphorical brilliance that John Green designed to show people that people (and therefore towns) are more than just the surface (even the ‘super hot’ types). People have developed a way of living that is absurd
always looking at what other people have and people creating a concealed face of themselves to get buy and to hide their actual selves. People, like paper are easily torn.

Anyway, that is just my ideology. Hope it helps if JG doesn’t get back to you of corse! fingers crossed.


Sue June 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm

This book makes me question my relationship with people. I wonder whether I love one person for who he/she really is or I’m only fond of the idea I have toward the person… I may only love someone for the side he tries to show to the world but not for who he really is. I may not know the real him at all. On the other hand, I wonder whether people love me for who I am or they just love the picture of me they have in their mind. This is only spurs-of-the-moment kind of emotion…Don’t get me wrong I love the book. I really do. Very well written.


Danielle June 11, 2015 at 3:04 am

I honestly hate that Paper Towns is the best book I have ever read, because now every book I read will be mediocre and otherwise suck. If you are reading this and you have yet to read Paper Towns, you are living your life completely wrong. Read it. Read it now.


Kelsey June 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

You know?? I really wish we could actually search places and things like Q, Radar, and all them do. I mean, yeah, it’s fascinating that this is actually a website, but it upsets me that you can’t actually use it like the do in Paper Towns.


breyell allen June 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

dear Mr. Green

I am a 12 years old girl and I think I am your youngest biggest fan, if that makes since. I have read all your books and my personal favorite is Papertowns. it is an amazing inspiring book and I don’t think anyone could ever build up the kind of creativity you have. I would just like to ask one question how do you write from so many characters perspective and you never run out of ideas??? basically what I am asking is how can you make your self fit into other characters shoes and creating an AMAZING!!!!!!

~Breyell Allen, much love

p.s. favorite quote : some infinites are bigger than others~ t.f.i.o.s


alexa June 15, 2015 at 7:58 am

i love paper towns cant wait for the movie


Chiara June 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Dear John Green, I’m Chiara, your big fan!!! I love your books so much (my favourite is Paper Towns). For me you’re a real genius! One day in my life I absolutely have to meet you! You’re a so special writer and I’ll be forever gratefoul to you for your books! (Sorry for my bad english but I’m Italian) With your books you made my life much beautiful. I love you, your jobs and your style. Thank you so much for all the things that you do! Thanks!


talita roberto June 16, 2015 at 6:27 pm

I love Paper towns is one of my favorite books I can not wait to see the movie. the book is so good writer is funny from beginning to end read almost all his books is hopefully finished reading another embreve , my dream is one day may know him . Now it’s my big question . Do you think that publishing a book this year ??? sorry for my English is awful I know I am Brazilian (I have to pay more attention in English classes.)


AnnaMarie June 16, 2015 at 10:05 pm

I love Paper Towns. I feel that it just fit into my life perfectly. I never really thought much about the ending until reading some of the other comments. I think it’s because I just really hate predictable happy endings. The ending is real and realistic. I don’t think I would love this book as much as I do if Q went with Margo, no matter what happened after that.


leeky June 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

I agree with you every film or book I read they always have that clique happy ending and were Paper Towns comes in is that in reality not of that happens we all have that crush but sometimes its not meant to be like how Margo and Q were not meant to be as they came from 2 different world but decide to give it a go anyway.


Leeky June 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

I’ve just finished reading your book ‘paper towns’, I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a book until this it made me cry and laugh at the same time also I really connect with Q because I know what it feels like to like someone for a long time and not know if they like you back but never just have that bit of courage to ask and that I am a person who like to blend in with the crowed not stand out from it.
anyway I really love your book and really hope that the film lives up to the book.


Summer June 20, 2015 at 12:27 am

You always inspired us of truth love… I really enjoy all your books. Hope there’s gonna be a lot more interesting love with mystery coming out!!! Thanks :)


Jessie June 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Please come to illinois I am doing a project on ur book and I would love if u could sign it


Margo June 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

“Get lost.”


Ale June 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm

I waited and read all the book just for one kiss at the end. I even got grounded for not doing my chores because I was reading the book! Wow . That’s great


Ale June 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

“The worlds largest collection of black santas”


emily f June 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Dear John Green, Paper Towns is an amazing book ! I absolutely love it, you are such a creative writer! please try to come to new jersey or philly it would mean so much if you signed my book and I met you !


Denisha Reddy June 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

You inspire me to think beautiful thoughts :)


Nemo June 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

By far the greatest book i have read ever! Paper Towns is (according to me) John Green’s best. It was absolutely mind-blowing! With the enigmatic margo and wallflower Q (not to forget his two best friends, Radar and Ben), there’s never a dull moment. Well written, with quotes from beautiful poems, Paper Towns is a magnificent book. No matter how many times I read it, I will always be amazed by it.


Macy June 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Hello! I just wanted to say how amazing Paper Towns really is!! Aftet I read it I was in love, and my best friend ended up reading it and loceong it as well!! I love ever part


Macy June 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

“The towns were paper, but the memories were not.”


Vanessa True June 26, 2015 at 12:04 am

Dear John Green,
I am sure you get probably hundreds of these comments a day, but I hope that my small fraction of the amount you receive truly leaves you with the great gratitude that fills me and many many more of your fellow readers. In a sense I worship how much your books and the pure genius you put out into the world, truly puts important things into perspective and what really counts in this world. I am almost 100% sure you will probably never see this comment but i just wanted to express to you how much all the amazing pieces you right change me. It all started with “The Fault in Our Stars” I legitmentally have goosebumps just typing how much that book changed me, how it changed all of us. Gus and Hazel have such a real perspective of what love is that it hurts me thinking about it, I honestly do not know how many times I have read TFIOS. Writing to you now almost feels like I am writing like Hazel, on her bed (which I am) praying that her idol Van Houten will reply. I am most likely gonna get a response like she did from Lidewij, but even that would amaze me. I love how in a way you ended TFIOS like how Imperial Infliction ended, with the frustrating torture of unknown endings. But as in like the book asking you what happens to Hazel Grace and her family after Gus’s funeral would imply a sequel. So I would just like to tell you my very own ending I imagine… I imagine Hazel to work through her grief of Gus hard and painful because pain demands to be felt. She would work through this pain with Isaac, eventually Gus would become a happy memory of love and friendship. And when Hazel would be ready to join Gus for her forever Gus would take her with him. Its just simply what I hope for what can be of a sequel. Now Paper Towns is another very very beautiful story. Cara Delevingne is exactly how I pictured Margo to be. You and your crew have a great way of putting your stories to life, without ruining the original books that everyone has originally fell in love with. The whole back ground theme and storyline and lesson of the book is just jaw dropping. I cannot wait for the movie! Just what I am trying to tell you John is I truly respect you as a writer, mentor, and person, and that even just possibly that I am writing this all to a ghost and that it will never be read by you I do not care because I just want to show how much your novels have impressed me as a silly 15 year old who is obsessed with books. You are my favorite author so I just want to Thank you so so much for being John Green… Sincerely Vanessa True (twitter @vanessatrue_ just in case you wanted to reply… Okay? Okay)


Megan Shuminski June 26, 2015 at 8:17 am

I have read almost all of John Greens books. I don’t usually read because I am a busy college student ready many other required things. The books I have read have made me feel so many different emotions. When you read some of his books like finding Alaska and the fault in our stars, one minute you will be laughing in a public place and have people staring at you and the next you will be sobbing in your room and have your roommate wonder if you need help. When I discovered the book paper towns I was in a different world. I loved the fault in our stars so much I got a signed copy. It was one of the most satisfying books to read because I knew that the more I read the closer he would come to her. When I finished it I just say that for an hour thinking about the book and wishing that there was more for me to read or see. I can’t wait for the movie to come out but I’m so afraid that they won’t be able to truly capture Greens book. It was so captivating and realistic. Margo in my imagination was pictured as the most beautiful girl you could imagine and I don’t think I’ll be able to put this actress in place of that. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Greens books. I thank him for inspiring me to read again!


Caleb G. June 26, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Read this book a day or two ago, reminds me a lot of Looking For Alaska.

However, it is an amazing mysterious price, and I applaud you and your literary talents. I read this in an afternoon, simply because I was too thrilled and interested to take a break. The upcoming movie is something I look forward too, because I think it will emphasize on the night before it all begins, and the many hilarious moments in this novel. (Hopefully it’s narrated so we can get the insightful thoughts of our protagonist)

~Your Reader, Caleb G.


Samantha June 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

I am almost done with your excellently written book “paper towns”. I just started yesterday and am almost to the end as it is a fantastically good read. almost inspiring. I now have the urge to take a trip or travel just do my own thing for a while. I would really wish to visit agloe as it is a real place with a real general store.


Korina L June 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Just finished paper towns!!!! It was a great book just a little to many curse word but who am I to judge. I love how Q around the end became such a risk take , because there was always a chance he was waisting his tin look for this girl who could be dead or a million miles away. I loved this book it was just a amazing book like really no other that I have read!!!!! It was just amazing and I hope the movie is as good as the book!!!


Igor (Ukraine) June 29, 2015 at 7:20 am

Your book I was not impressed.
This bulshit. You knowingly used paper. The content of the book is interesting and not at all simple.
Your book is identified with the new generation of stupid kids who just buy their iPhones and photographed in the toilet.
Such writers as you write books that children do not develop, and not forced to think.
From your stupid books, generation of teenagers who read these books are also stupid.
There are wonderful writers. Such as Jack London, Charles Dickens, or Ernest Hemingway, and children and teenagers have read them and develop. But because of your books that media advertised, they read you and your stupid talent and bad book diverts their attention from these books.


Clara June 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm

I spent the past 72 hours of my short life reading this book. I honestly don’t regret one only second of these, I don’t at all feel like it was useless to read this book, I don’t feel hurt by the ending either. Ok, maybe I am. A bit, just a bit. But I do feel just like Hazel Grace used to feel every freaking time she read An Imperial Affliction. I mean, I understand this is how it ends, but there’s no real ending here, is there? What happens to Q? Or Ben? Or Radar? Or Lacey? What about Jace? What happens to Margo Roth Spiegelman? What happens to her family, to the little Ruthie? Holy crap, I really, really, really, really want to know how Myrna Mountweazel’s adventure goes on.
This has never happened to me before. This book changed my life. Completely. Forever. It sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It probably is. But if there’s something in this world I’m sure about, this something is that some time in my life far from now, I’ll take my copy of Paper Towns in my hands and I’ll start wondering if there’s a very small chance to Q to change his mind. Or, if there isn’t any, I’ll think about Margo married to a tattoo maker and with two children going back to the one and only paper town to visit an alone and unsatisfied of his own life Quentin, and what could they say to each other, if words were even needed.
This is both a wonderful and a frightening feeling, but I surely would like to stop feeling it. Is that so much wrong?
There is probably nothing left to say, and I’m probably making myself look ridiculous in front of everybody, but I needed to say it.


Jeya June 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I just finished reading this book! You’re so brilliant! I love Quentin’s name! I can’t wait to see the movie. :) But, I wish there is a part 2 of this, it will be interesting to read about Margo and Q’s relationship. Like there could be more that I could imagine for them. I learned so much from Paper Towns. I feel like a paper girl too sometimes and reading the book helped me find myself. :) Love ya John


Isn't necessary July 1, 2015 at 1:17 am

Dear Mr. John Green,

I have not yet read Paper Towns, but I have indeed read The Fault in Our Stars. You certaintly have out done your self with TFIOS. I’m currently obsessed with Augustus,and the only fear he has, oblivion. His character portrays someone who is true to himself and to others and doesn’t hold back. Which I love. Mr. Ansel Elgort has played a very fine Augustus Walter. “Terminal Hazel Grace”, is one beautiful firework to Walters, Which I indeed like because she isn’t the classical beauty, she’s the one who knows the truth and isn’t going to sugar coat it. So with all of that being said, Well done Mr. Green with the astonishing book you have created and making people feel as such there is hope in the world of fiction and the truth, not everyone is perfect.


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