Book Review: Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Rating: 
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 305
Published by: Speak
First Published: October 1st
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Perchase

Goodreads Synopsis:

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 the girl he thought he knew…

Plot Overview:

After Margo disappeares, Quentin worries about her well being and decides to find her through the bread crumb trail she left behind with the help of his friends. On this quest to find Margo, Quentin discovers the different shades and versions of her; how she acts around certain people and how she acts when no one was around.

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Book Review: Looking for Alaska

Title: Looking for Alaska

Author: John Green

Rating:  five_stars2

Genre: Contemporary, (Young-Adult)

Pages: 221

Published by: Speak

First Published: March 3rd 2005

Format: Paperback

Source: Personal Purchase

Goodreads Synopsis:

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

Plot Overview:

Nerdy, not-very-social 16 year-old Miles Halter decides to go to a boarding school in pursue something more. In pursue of the Great Perhaps.

“So this guy,” I said, standing in the doorway of the living room. “François Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”

At the Culver Creek, the boarding school, Mile’s is introduced to a whole new life: friends, love, loyalty, booze, and cigarettes.  He learns and does so many foreign things to him all while searching for this Great Perhaps. His life will never be the same.

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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines

Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Rating:
Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 236
Published By: Speak
First Published: September 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Purchase


Goodreads Synopsis:

19 Katherines and counting…
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun – but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

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