Paper Towns

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2008 - Juvenile 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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Well written with great character and plot development. - LibraryThing
The ending however was a let down. - LibraryThing
I'd give the writing five stars. - LibraryThing
The ending also left me unsatisfied. - LibraryThing
Green captures so many things with great insight. - LibraryThing
The banter between Ben, Radar, and Q was inspired. - LibraryThing

Great book

User Review  - Amanda8416 - Tesco

I read this book within 2 days of receiving it. Easy to read, hard to put down! Keeps you guessing the outcome before reaching the end. Highly recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. Read full review

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User Review  - Iira - LibraryThing

I do like John Green, although he basically uses the same protagonist in each of his works. It's always a witty, wordy guy with a witty, wordy friend or friends, they're smart and good at school, not ... Read full review

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PART ONE The Strings
The First Hour
Hour Seven
Hour Fourteen
Chapter 1

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About the author (2008)

John Green is an award-winning, #1 New York Times–bestselling author whose 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. 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 John’s 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr ( or visit him online at Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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