The New York Times bestselling author, John Green, wrote Paper Towns, a teen angst mystery.
In his novel, Green offers the reader an understanding on the way a senior in high school feels, and insight into the way people perceive each other.
This compelling mystery includes quirky teens, unforgettable adventures, and many references to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
In the novel, Quintin Jacobsen has loved the mysterious and adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar since they were kids.
One unsuspecting night, Margo crawls through Quintin’s window and involves him in her master plan for revenge.
After many surprising events, Quintin sees this night as a chance to finally connect with Margo.
He looks forward to seeing her the next day at school, until he hears about her sudden and mysterious disappearance.
Quintin and his friends, Ben and Radar, set out on a mission to find Margo. The boys slowly piece together the clues that Margo has left behind, and, day by day, they get closer to finding her.
Green hooks his readers with the teen’s crazy exploits and their relatable personalities.
The mystery in this novel is clever and will leave the reader guessing as Quintin and his friends get closer to finding Margo.
Paper Towns is mainly geared toward young adult readers, but adults will easily find themselves appreciating Green’s creative writing.
This novel won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery.