Overall Rating and Opinion of "Paper Towns"

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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How do you rate Paper Towns?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
2
3%
2 stars - fair, okay
12
17%
3 stars - good, recommend it
36
51%
4 stars - excellent, amazing
21
30%
 
Total votes: 71

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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of "Paper Towns"

Post by fari30 » 08 Aug 2016, 11:22

I would rate this book 2 out of 4 stars because, while this book had the potential to be a favourite of mine, it completely failed for me. By the end of the novel, I ceased to care about the characters and what happens to them, I was not immersed in the novel the way I hoped I would be and the book just fell flat for me. I liked the road trip in general but other than that, the book does not very many redeeming qualities for me.
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Post by Genaaa » 10 Sep 2016, 03:05

I rate the book a 4 out of 4 because I genuinely enjoyed. Like usual, John Green created another amazing work of art. Margo and Quentin are both extremely cool characters and I absolutely love the story line. The development of the character as time goes on and how they change is incredible. Would definitely recommend this book to others.
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Post by curious_daisy » 04 Oct 2016, 14:53

I was not a fan of neither book nor movie mostly because I found Margot to be a really annoying character

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 08 Nov 2016, 03:12

I think it was a real page-turner and a philosophical eye-opener. Margo really views the world and a life of adventure differently. She is bold and daring, good qualities which can be appreciated in a person. The idea of 'thick as thieves' friends is also portrayed beautifully. A real roller-coaster of emotions and events. Good read!

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Post by Yusrinayh » 15 Nov 2016, 06:21

It's good but kind abit dragging. I love Looking for Alaska more in my opinion ?

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Post by starmovie14 » 28 Nov 2016, 23:12

I enjoyed this book immensely. It had a new feel to the old "coming of age" synopsis; yet with a flair of psychotic thriller undertones. I really thought the mystery aspect was intriguing; it easily hooked me in and kept me guessing as to what could be next.

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Post by biabobia » 07 Jan 2017, 11:27

I thoroughly enjoyed paper towns, I thought it was so full of emotion and for some reason gave alot of nostalgia and left me feeling a little empty.

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Post by BrandyBeaudin » 07 Jan 2017, 16:52

Let me start with saying Greene is overall one of my favorite ya authors, I was in love with fault in the stars and equally as in love with paper towns! I envy the MC and his rendering of her!
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Post by Dh_ » 18 Mar 2017, 16:59

I haven't watched the movie, but the book was allright. I think the author's writing was what really made me want to read the book. I found that some parts just weren't very interesting, but only a select few. Nevertheless, it was a good read and just another of the author's amazing works.
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Post by Riki » 01 Jun 2017, 19:22

I've just never been the biggest fan of John Green as an author. I love him as a person and activist, but his work never spoke to me and the hype he got for The Fault in Our Stars just turned me off from him. Good on him for creating books that people love and praise, but I just never got into any of his books. I read the first chapters of An Abundance of Catherines, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns, but none of them kept me interested enough to read the rest of the books.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 06:06

This is a very good book. I laughed so much while reading this book. Green has done a great job. I rate it 3 out of 4 stars. This book is worth reading.
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Post by gaporter » 19 Jul 2017, 12:50

I give the book 4 stars because as much as the characters frustrated me, you can't beat John Green's writing style.

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Post by hsimone » 03 Oct 2017, 04:03

I honestly couldn't finish this book. Characters are a big part of my enjoyment in any book, and the characters were so frustrating and annoying. I also had a tough time enjoying Green's writing style with this book. All-in-all, I gave up on this one and decided to read something more enjoyable to me.
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Post by Snrains13 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:25

I actually enjoyed this book more than I have other books by John Green, I just find YA novels to be so repetitive so I like them to be unique and harder to predict. This was a bit more fun to read and I liked the ending more than I've liked the way some of his other books are ended.

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Post by The BookWorm Nagham » 17 Feb 2018, 07:02

I thought it was a great book, the plot was interesting and the ending wasn't predictable at all, it's not my favorite book by John Green but it certainty was enjoyable.

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