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Paper Towns

by John Green

Paper towns

I read this book for the first time last summer. I was living in Italy for half a year when I came across a small book store. John Greens Paper Towns was the only book they had in English. In middle school I had read The Fault in Our Stars and I remember 13 year old me being gutted by Greens writing. So with all of these factors, I bought the book. I took with me on a train ride from the city I was living in, Turin, to Rome. The train ride was 4 hours long and I read the whole book front to back. The entire time I was gaining respect for Margo Roth Spiegelman and admiration for Quentin. 

This book kept me planted on the edge of my seat. I found my self in the character Margo. She did only what I've dreamt of. running away. just escaping my very own paper town. Green writes about this surreal moment between the two main characters. they are looking over their town. Margo refers to it as a Paper Towns and although I read this many moons ago, that moment stays with me. I highly highly recommend this book.

Anna, 16


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