Erin’s Pick of the Week: Paper Towns

This is one of my very favorite books.  A book so good, that it deserves two covers:

Have you ever known someone so adventurous, witty, beautiful, fascinating, magical that you couldn’t help being in love with them? For Quentin, that person is Margo Roth Spiegelman.  Margo Roth Speigelman, who has lived next door to him since they were little. Margo Roth Speigelman, who used to ride bikes with him. Margo Roth Speigelman, who once found a dead guy in the neighborhood park.  Margo Roth Spiegleman, who isn’t really a close friend now that high school’s almost over.  Margo Roth Spiegelman, who shows up at Q’s window one night dressed like a ninja and asks him to go on an adventure.  Margo Roth Speigelman, who, after said adventure, disappears.

This is the story of the end of Quentin’s senior year as he follows the clues she left behind trying to solve the mystery of Margo’s disappearance, and the mystery of Margo herself.  What is it like to imagine another person complexly? Can we really do it? Or are we stuck being transfixed by who we think people are?

John Green brings you adventure, mystery, identity, and an epic road trip at the end of high school, all told in language both literary and hilarious.  I cannot recommend this book enough!

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