Friday, February 20, 2015

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Paper Towns by John Green (Dutton hardcover, 2008).

Quentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman have lived next door to each other since they were two.  

At the age of 10, they saw the body of a man who'd shot himself under a tree in their local park.  Quentin's reaction was to (after a nap) talk to his parents (both therapists) about it. Margo went to the man's house, talked to the police and the next door neighbor.

After that, they grew apart.  

We meet them again when they are seniors in high school.  Quentin is a nerd, and Margo is the most popular girl in school.  Margo isn't exactly typical, though. Her adventures are the stuff of legend, but stories such as Margo getting backstage at a rock concert by convincing security that she's the girlfriend of a band member are true.  

One night, Margo knocks on Quentin's window and convinces him to join her.  Quentin has the night of his life driving all over Orlando with her.  The next day, she's disappeared.

Certain that Margo intended him to find her, Quentin spend the final few weeks of his final year in high school obsessing over clues that she's left for him.

This book is typical John Green:  it draws the reader into the story in a such way that they feel a part of it.

The movie is set to release the first week of June with Nat Wolff playing Quentin and Cara Delevigne as Margo, and I'm looking forward to seeing it!

FTC Full Disclosure:  I borrowed the book from my local library.

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