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eBook Å Paper Towns ß Paperback ì John Green ì Who is the real Margo?uentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he Ys an enigma has now become a mystery But soon learns that there are clues and they're for him Urged down a disconnected path the closer he gets the less sees the girl he thought he kn “Mirroring” is a concept in psychology where a person can know himself better by soliciting feedbacks from other people who he interacts with either at home or at work Last weekend I attended a company sponsored teambuilding session and the facilitator used this I got some good feedbacks that confirmed what I already knew but also some revelations Those included in the so called “blindspots” uadrantIn this novel Paper Towns John Green indirectly used Margo Roth Spiegelman for uentine Jacobsen or simply to understand love and life and to know himself better as a person as a man Not by giving him direct feedbacks but by making him experience the things that he would not have dared doing Who would have dared driving your parents’ car in the middle of the night pushing it with your friend few meters away from the house so as not to awake them with the sound of the engine? Then going to the houses of the people who wronged your friend just to avenge? Then your friend disappeared with no intention of returning and not wanting to be found the following day? Leaving a note after a hug and a kiss “I Will Miss Hanging Out With You” That was after leaving catfishes in the underwear drawer of a friend ha ha Who would have thought of having this plot in the first place? What makes this novel engaging is the prose it is downright sincere and true to its voice youngish uirky innocent yet full of life lessons Green does not push down his philosophy on growing up down your throat He lets you enjoy his story and life realizations just naturally follow I am sure that Green’s idiosyncrasies must have been reflected somehow by his many male characters Radar and Ben but Margo permeates in each page of this novel ”Yes The fundamental mistake I had always made — and that she had in fairness always led me to make — was this Margo was not a miracle She was not an adventure She was not a fine and precious thing She was a girl I applaud Green for creating a character like Margo that can rally boys to transform themselves into men without disregard to the pains of growing up After all we all went through those pains – not having a prom date losing your first love unreuited love unknowingly pissing off some of our friends etc – and we all learned from them As we grow old we tend to ridicule young people experiencing the same pains and call them trivial and proudly say something like you ain’t seen nothing yet But for them those are parts of their lives That’s where we were That’s where they are now Like Margo’s paper towns we need to take care not to blow down the delicate houses and make them fall apart And yes even one of my blind spots has just been cleared by this novel I never thought that a middle age man like me would still enjoy a YA book Where were these books when I was growing up?
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E dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge he follows After their all nighter ends and a new day breaks arrives at school to discover that Margo alwa Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will she saysBut then again if you don't imagine nothing ever happens at all I already said this in a status update but I am so glad I reread Paper Towns I first read it years ago; back before I'd heard of vlogbrothers back when John Green was only known by a handful of readers way way back before The Fault in Our Stars And I loved it “It is so hard to leave—until you leave And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world” Then TFiOS happened and I began to uestion my feelings for John Green's writing I know millions loved his tragicomedy about teens with cancer yet I found it cheesy and contrived with unrealistic characters who wallowed in their own pretentious philosophy sorry fans but that's how I felt And I began to wonder if perhaps his books had always been like that and I'd somehow missed it If perhaps Paper Towns wouldn't be the way I remembered itYou see here's some truths about John Green He's an intelligent writer He loves philosophy and he embraces nerddom And under it all he's a romantic In TFiOS I believe he took these things too far It felt like a book that set out with a mission to be deep clever to deliver a multitude of messages to prove that teenagers are uirky and intelligent Augustus especially seemed built around intelligence and uirkiness to the point that he didn't feel real; he felt like a caricature of a philosophical teenBut coming back to Paper Towns made me realise that I hadn't changed JG's style had Unlike TFiOS these characters feel real I felt like I was observing real teens living real lives even though the plot does contain some fantastical elements But it's because uentin and his friends feel like teenagers Many of them are still smart it wouldn't be a JG book if they weren't but they're realistic silly horny and as ridiculous as we all ultimately areI laughed out loud so many times I highlighted so many uotes and then couldn't decide which ones to include in my review I enjoyed the depth of the novel that emerges gradually behind the silliness The lessons about teen love and growing up and wanting to escape In TFiOS I felt like JG created caricatures In this book he takes caricatures and stereotypes and peels back the layers of them to reveal the people underneath Which is ultimately the underlying theme of this book “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is than a person” Years have passed People have changed And this book is still as good as it always wasBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store
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Paper TownsWho is the real Margo?uentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his lif I enjoyed Paper Towns but did not love it as much as Johns other work The ending was not as fulfilling as I hoped355 stars Xx