My thoughts on “Paper Towns” by John Green

Paper TPaperTowns2009_6Aowns is another fabulous novel by John Green and I absolutely loved it. The story is about a high school senior named Quentin and the girl hes been head over heels for since they were kids, His neighbor Margo. Margo takes Quentin on an adventure unlike any he’s ever experienced, then send him on his own adventure. With the help of his best friends, Quentin unravels the mystery that has always been Margo. I honestly was not expecting to love this book as much I did, even though it’s clear that by now I think John Green is a genius. It was funny and thought provoking and I loved the mystery aspect of it. I would certainly recommend this book to all who have not yet read it. The best part is that Paper Towns is in the process of becoming a movie starring Nat Wolff (Issac from The Fault in our Stars movie), and Model/Actress Cara Delevingne. The movie is set to be released June 5 of this summer and I am more than excited!

For more info on Paper Towns visit John Green’s website and for more info on the movie click here.

Hope you enjoy both!

My thoughts on “Looking for Alaska”

looking for alaskaLooking for Alaska is another wonderful book by John Green. It’s broken into two halves: before and after. Before starts out with the main character Miles, later nicknamed Pudge, getting ready to go off to boarding school at Culver Creek. Pudge is a very smart boy who likes to read biographies and memorize famous last words, but in his old high school he wasnt very popular. Pudge goes to Culver Creek to “seek a Great Perhaps” and there he meets Chip (The Colonel), Takumi, Lara, and Alaska. Alaska is everything Pudge wants. She is mysterious and smart and beautiful, but also tragically damaged and sad. They become friends and the five of them play pranks and smoke and drink together. Then one day everything changes and that’s when After starts. Tragedy strikes and the group must find ways to cope and, as the title states, look for Alaska. Or rather, look for the reasons that motivated that nights actions.

All in all, Looking for Alaska is a wonderful book with such depth. I particularly liked the question posed throughout the novel: “How will I ever make it out of the labyrinth of suffering?” It’s a very deep and powerful question, and one that describes Alaska and her struggle perfectly. The beginning of the book went a little slower than I’d have liked but once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down. I would most definitely recommend this book to everyone. John Green is an amazing writer and this book did not disappoint at all. Visit John Green’s website for more information!