Did you like the ending? (Spoilers)

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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Did you like the ending? (Spoilers)

Post by 19barsav » 19 Jul 2015, 19:35

In most books, the girl gets the boy or vice versa.

This book ended in a lie. :shock:

The guy found the girl and then left. I felt honestly lied to. :liar: We went on the trip of a life time with Green's character just to have it all fall on our faces.

But the truth of it is is that I loved every second if it. Did you?

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Post by mortalinstruments » 19 Jul 2015, 19:54

Honestly, I was like wtf. He just found her and she was like: "OH Pudge! WEIRD SEEING YOU HERE." Then he is just confused because she is so chill about just wanting to up and leave her life.

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Post by 19barsav » 19 Jul 2015, 20:11

mortalinstruments wrote:Honestly, I was like wtf. He just found her and she was like: "OH Pudge! WEIRD SEEING YOU HERE." Then he is just confused because she is so chill about just wanting to up and leave her life.
Ikr! It was ANNOYING.

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Post by zjones99 » 19 Jul 2015, 21:47

I loved the ending! It is so different and I don't think anyone saw that coming, which is really what an ending is supposed to be! There are lots of people though that hated the book. My brother is an example, he through the book at the wall when he finished it. :lol:

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Post by hannahbm13 » 20 Jul 2015, 14:11

I loved the ending. It was original and it surprised me! It made everything so much more enjoyable to me. I, too, loved every minute of it :)

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Post by Tanaya » 03 Aug 2015, 14:53

It's certainly understandable to be as upset as the characters at Margo's reaction to them finding her. But at the same time, it's refreshing for an ending to be a twist. Perfectly happy endings get boring after a while. Bittersweet is a nice balance.

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Post by The Book Reviewer » 07 Aug 2015, 10:16

I wasn't that keen on the ending, yet was totally engrossed at the same time. I didn't like how they just 'got together', like the predictable ending of every book: the geeky boy gets the popular girl (or the other way around). I wasn't expecting John Green to have such a foreseeable ending to his book...

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Post by jess16books » 10 Aug 2015, 20:41

Honestly, the lead up to the end of the book was boring, I thought it was stupid that he only just found her and they were going separate ways anyway. :oops: :oops:

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Post by Mdoucet1086 » 11 Aug 2015, 21:11

I think the ending was surprisingly realistic. When in love, especially new or young love, sometimes you get blinded by your idea of the person and fail to see the person themselves. You get so wrapped up in what could be that you fail to see what is. I feel like Q does this a lot through out the novel in regards to Margo. It was nice to have a book end without romance, nice reminder that there is more to life. That being said, I do wish we could have gotten some kind of epilogue seeing Q and Margo as college students. I'd like to think they worked on their friendship. Did anyone see the movie?

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Post by bookowlie » 11 Aug 2015, 23:26

Good point. Although I would have liked a happy ending, I agree that the way it ended was very realistic. Margo was a complex, odd person and I just couldn't see her ending up with Q. I feel she used him and was very self-centered. For me, the best part of the story was the male trio of friends.
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Post by gali » 11 Aug 2015, 23:31

bookowlie wrote:Good point. Although I would have liked a happy ending, I agree that the way it ended was very realistic. Margo was a complex, odd person and I just couldn't see her ending up with Q. I feel she used him and was very self-centered. For me, the best part of the story was the male trio of friends.
I agree.

I found the story weak in general, but the end kind of fit the story.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by arayimassuoh » 12 Aug 2015, 18:35

I almost cried at the ending. But i guess john green likes playing with out emotions! Like, have you read tfios? But i kind of liked the twist at the end, definitely was not expecting that!

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Post by Looking4mattie » 17 Aug 2015, 22:06

I adore John Green. Paper Towns is an incredible adventure. The ending, in my opinion, was perfect. We so often build up these false perceptions of people in our minds, that we fail to see that the imperfections are where we relate and what make someone real. When we hold up a perfect ideal we are usually disappointed. It's not Margo's responsibility to be the girl that Q believes her to be. It also isn't Q's responsibility to do everything Margo expects of him. We learn right alongside him on this epic road trip, that we have to leave our comfort zones to grow as people. Margo pushed Q to grow and realize his potential even though she hasn't realized her own.

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Post by TangledinText » 02 Sep 2015, 08:22

I hated it but I appreciated the change the author threw his neck out for.

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Post by Morgan_Malone » 23 Sep 2015, 03:44

Honestly the ending was extremely anticlimactic for me. I mean they missed graduation to go on this crazy road trip to track down this girl. Then they get there and it's kind of like "oh you want to stay here even though we just drove like endless hours to come get you? Ok, whatever." Then they just leave, what even was the point?! :x

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