Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review: Paper Towns

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My friend, Rob gave me this book and told me to just read the first 100 pages because after that it went downhill fast. Well, I got done with 100 pages and really liked it, so I kept going. I thought it was good for about the first 1/2 to 2/3 of the book, but then it just dragged on. I got to the point where I didn't care about "Margo Roth Speigelman" and what happened to her or where she was, I just wanted to be done with the book. I guess I mainly didn't understand why Quentin would be so obsessed with this girl, and why, even if he did care about her, he'd give up so many important events in his life for her. They go on one adventure together and all of a sudden he's ready to turn his life upside-down? I guess I could have overlooked all of this had the ending been worth it, but I was pretty disappointed. Very anti-climatic. Anyway, I'd say the first half of this book is 4 stars, the last part, although it had some funny moments, was too drawn out so it gets about a 2.5 or 3. Overall this was a 3.5 star book.

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