Oh, dear. John Green poses such a problem to me.
You see, It's my nature to hate anything that's popular and like anything that's critically acclaimed (or at least pretend to). So, naturally, when something that's both popular AND critically acclaimed comes along, my brain kinda blows a bit. That's why John Green's books pose such a dilemma. I can't say that I'm John Green's biggest fan - I mean, there are so many people who really, really love him - but I have respect for him, all the same.
(I plan to write a post on John Green later).
I think Paper Towns has been one of my favorite John Green books so far. I don't think it's the most well - written, but I really enjoyed it. Paper Towns is the story of Quentin Jacobsen, a high school senior about to graduate, and his obsession with his neighbor and childhood friend, Margo Roth Spiegelman. When Margo enlists Quentin to help bring justice to her two-faced friends, he thinks that this might be the beginning of something new - but Margo disappears the next day. Armed with a set of carefully placed clues that seem to lead nowhere, Quentin and his cronies head off in search of Margo - or, the Margo they thought they knew. Though the book occasionally calls for a stretch of the imagination, it's a great read, and a real page-turner. It's fun, intriguing, and satisfying - a combination which always makes for a good book.