Paper Towns by John Green
Summary from goodreads.com: When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.
When I started Paper Towns, I had mixed feelings--honestly, it felt a little bit like a poor man's Looking for Alaska, another John Green Book. The thing is, a lot of Green's characters are pretty darn...similar. That is definitely the case in this book, but as I read on, I loved it nonetheless. Because even though most of his books have the practically the same characters, I love those characters, so I love all of the books anyways. I loved the questions the characters raised in this book (and all of Green's books) about why we are here and what friendship and love mean. Definitely a captivating read.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them both legions of faithful fans.
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