Written by John Green
Part of the Shakespeare Today Series
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Award winning author John Green’s fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at its heart is the powerful relationship between Quentin and Margo, two kids who first met at 2 years old. Quentin, or Q as he is known, tells the story of how, after being driven in different directions by their reactions to a shocking experience when they are nine, the two operate in adjacent but separate spheres at school. Q never loses his obsession for Margo and so, when she goes missing, it is no surprise that he has to follow and find her.
Paper Towns by John Green
Who is the real Margo? Quentin 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 follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance ...and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.
'There is ... real pathos and humour in Q's attempts to follow Margo's trail' Financial Times
'Gripping, thought-provoking and witty ... It will entertain mid to older teens and extend their expectations of fiction. An outstanding novel' Sandra Bennett, School Librarian
'Green's novel is a fascinating study of adolescence' Inis Magazine
'A funny and quirky school-story and road trip that will appeal to older readers who, like Margo, yearn for something more' Bookfest
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