It also said the novel is "another teen pleasing read". Though we only really see Margo for the first third of the book, the clues really create her character and give us the feeling she's a complex person.
Finding out who Margo is through the things she left behind was a really great way to develop her character. Rebecca Swain of Orlando Sentinel stated, " Paper Towns has convinced me that jaded adult readers need to start raiding the Teen's section at the bookstore. Green, who grew up in Orlando and uses the city as a backdrop for the story, taps into the cadence of teenage life with sharp and funny writing, but transcends age with deeper insights.
Philpot, editorial assistant of The Horn Book Guide, said, "the end breaks your heart, and yet it feels right". Robert Corwin of Arizona State University wrote, "some readers may find the author's use of language and sexual content objectionable. On June 23, , Paper Towns was removed from the summer reading list for 13 year olds at Dr John Long Middle School in Pasco County, Florida after a parent complained to a board member that she disapproved of the book's sexual content.
The National Coalition Against Censorship responded to the removal by calling for the book to be reinstated to the reading list. In a letter to the district superintendent, the organization wrote, "No sound educational rationale for removing the book has been articulated, nor is it likely that one could be". Jake Schreier directed the film. Jaz Sinclair appeared in the film as Angela, Radar's girlfriend. The paperback edition of the novel was released on September 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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After reaching adolescence, Margo becomes one of the popular girls, with an adventurous reputation, at Jefferson Park High School. Margo accuses Lacey of not telling her about the affair. It is revealed later that Lacey was unaware of the affair until she was pranked. The event gives Quentin hope that he finally has a chance to develop a closer relationship with Margo. He begins to learn how to assert himself and to take chances. The next day Margo does not come to school, and after a few days, some consider her missing, others just conclude she left for an undisclosed location.
After seeing a recently attached Woody Guthrie poster on her bedroom wall, Quentin realizes that Margo deliberately left clues for him as to where she would be going. Benjamin and Marcus start searching for other clues in hopes of finding Margo so that Quentin can confess his feelings to her. Quentin bribes Margo's sister Ruthie Meg Crosbie so that they can look for the clues to Margo's whereabouts in her room.
Because of her loyalty to Margo and her revulsion towards Rebecca and Jason's promiscuity , Lacey leaves in disgust. Quentin finds Lacey in a bathroom and gets to know her, discovering that, beneath her superficial exterior, she is actually an intelligent and compassionate person, and they become friends.
After finding more clues, Quentin starts to put them together and is led with his friends to an old gift store at an abandoned strip mall. They find a map that Margo used, and discover that she has been hiding in Agloe , a paper town located in the State of New York. Quentin and his friends, including Marcus's girlfriend Angela Jaz Sinclair , begin a two-day road trip to find Margo, hoping to be home in time for their prom after they find her.
They bond on the way, as Benjamin and Lacey are going to the prom together; Marcus and Angela consummate their relationship. When they do not find Margo where they expect her to be, Quentin stays while the others return home with his car. He finds Margo on the street and admits his affection for her, but she does not feel the same way. She ran away from home to escape her neglectful parents, in an attempt to figure out who she is.
She left the clues to let Quentin know that she is safe, not to invite him to follow her. Margo remains in Agloe.
Quentin books a bus ticket home and they share a farewell kiss. Before he leaves, Margo tells him that she has been in contact with Ruthie since leaving Orlando. Returning to Orlando, Quentin enjoys the company of his friends at the prom.
After graduation, he continues spending time with them throughout the summer before they all leave for college. The rights to the film had been optioned since at least ;  Green wrote the first draft of the screenplay himself. Although the novel features a scene set in SeaWorld the location was changed after the release of the CNN documentary Blackfish which was highly critical of the theme park keeping orcas.
Although the novel is set primarily in Orlando, Florida, North Carolina's tax incentives for filmmakers made it the affordable choice for principal photography according to Green.
Through her vague clues, Quentin and his friends are led to an old, abandoned minimall in which they find Margo has passed time. Her camp-out in the minimall contains maps and other clues to suggest that Margo has been plotting out her route there.
Quentin takes short trips to all the pseudovisions he can find in Central Florida to see if she is camping out in one, but does not find her. Over the course of his search for Margo, Quentin, who hangs out with the band geeks, is able to restore order to the chaos that is the high school social hierarchy, and has earned some respect from the popular crowd.
At the party, Quentin observes the gathering as the only sober attendee, which gives him some perspective about the imminent end of high school. Quentin continues his search, going through the motions of school and final exams with his mind constantly occupied by thoughts about Margo.
This gives Quentin only twenty-four hours to get there. Part Three outlines this epic road trip from Central Florida to upstate New York, which Quentin documents hour-by-hour.
Paper Towns begins with a prologue that takes place nine years before the events of the novel. When Quentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman are nine years old, they find a dead man in a nearby park.
He eventually discovers that she is still alive, and will be in Agloe, NY on May Of course, Quentin discovers this on May 28, so he and his friends skip their high school graduation to race at breakneck speed to Agloe, a "paper town" that doesn't exist on any map. It was created by mapmakers as a plagiarism detection tool. Tricky.
John Green’s Paper Towns, published by Dutton Juvenile in , is a novel that plays off earlier themes in his works Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. . Paper Towns study guide contains a biography of John Green, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Synopsis (1) Summaries Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. Paper Towns Summary & Study Guide John Green (author) This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paper Towns.