Paper Towns

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 320 pages
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Winner of the Edgar Award
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller

Millions of Copies Sold

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew.

#1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.


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User Review  - heycaye - LibraryThing

It's actually 3.5 stars for me. I seem to like only the parts where Margo Roth Spiegelman is present as well as the actual trip where they look for her. The rest seem to be dull, although the rest of ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbbieLauren2018 - LibraryThing

Paper Towns is about a boy named Quentin and a girl named Margot, who suddenly goes missing and leaves Quentin all these clues to follow. I don’t really know why I didn’t like this book, other than the fact that it was just boring. Read full review

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PART ONE The Strings
Chapter 1
The First Hour
Hour Eight
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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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