Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

John Green does it again! That is not to say that I have loved everything he has written. I don’t have fond memories of Looking for Alaska. I may have to try it again someday to see if I just wasn’t in the mental space for it. But this one, Paper Towns, hit me just right. I can see why it became a movie. I can’t imagine how they are going to do it, but I knew I wanted to read it first. Now I can’t wait to see it.

Using the male text-to-speech narration on my Fire, this story unfolded itself in a non-unstoppable way. I cared for all the characters and the mysteries that the main character, Q, was out to solve. Most of those are just the questions we all ask, but especially as we get ready for college and the next part of our lives.

Knowing this was written with young adults in mind, I was very impressed with the classics that were alluded to. AND the research was clearly done on the paper towns was quite evident. But even with those thoughts in mind, the story drives the reader. In fact, I miss the characters and wish to know what happens after they get into their careers or college. Even so, it ends nicely.

I might read this again someday with the narration of Audible Whispersync to see how it reads out that way. Try this book. I think you’ll like it.
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