Paper Towns is about a boy named Quentin Jacobsen, primarily known as “Q,” and the elusive enigma named Margo Roth Spiegelman. Though the two were once good friends in their childhood, they’ve become more distant as the years passed and Margo gained popularity.
However, one night, Margo taps at Q’s window dressed like a ninja with a whole night’s worth of plans. It is at this moment when Margo climbs into Q’s window that she climbs right back into his life.
After the night of impromptu adventures, Margo disappears just days before graduation and becomes a mystery to anyone who has known her. When Q hears about her disappearance, he ends up finding clues left specifically for him and follows them in order to find Margo.
It is this adventure that makes Paper Towns another favorite among teen readers and John Green Fans alike. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is interested in a book that is about a romance that is not really a romance at all.
-Danielle G., 11th grade