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Quentin has spent his life admiring Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. One night when she climbs through his window dressed as a ninja on a mission for revenge, he follows her without question. After their all-night mission ends, Q hopes they will be friends, or maybe more, when they go back to school. He quickly realizes that she's gone missing (which has happened before but she has always come back). Q begins to find some clues which may lead to her location - and they're for him. The farther he follows this seemingly disconnected path, the more he sees that she's not the girl he thought she was.
Q and his friends are fantastical characters and they are all easy to relate to. The story is very realistic, detailed, clever, and funny. John Green definitely delivers in every way with Paper Towns and he is easily one of my favorite contemporary authors.
Of everything I've read by John Green, I'd say Paper Towns is my favorite so far. If you like Ferris Bueller's Day Off (if led by a character like Cameron) and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, you'll probably like Paper Towns by John Green. If you've never read anything by this author, you might want to start right here.
I'm really looking forward to the movie adaptation starring Nat Wolff as Quentin.
I read this from November 30 - December 1, 2014 and my review is also on Goodreads.