Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) John Green

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  • Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 305 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 213mm x 36mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0525478183
  • ISBN 13: 9780525478188
  • Sales rank: 14,254

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Soon to be a major motion picture! From the #1 bestselling author of "The Fault in Our Stars" Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery "New York Times "bestseller "USA Today "bestseller "Publishers Weekly "bestseller Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back in the middle of the night--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. But Q soon learns that there are clues--and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

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Author information

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of "Looking for Alaska," "An Abundance of Katherines," "Paper Towns," "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" (with David Levithan), and "The Fault in Our Stars." His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the "LA Times" Book Prize. John was selected by "TIME" magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr ( or visit him online at John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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By rawstatic 12 Sep 2010 5

This book was full of wonderful insights and well-developed secondary characters. John Green knows how to keep the plot rolling and can deliver smart humour like no-one else on the YA scene.

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Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery "New York Times" bestseller "USA Today" bestseller "Publishers Weekly" bestseller A "Booklist" Best Book of the Year An "SLJ" Best Book of the Year A "VOYA" Best Book of the Year "Green's prose is astounding--from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths." --"SLJ," starred review "[Green's] a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material." --"Booklist," starred review "Laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt poignancy."--"Kliatt," starred review "Green delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves. Genuine--and genuinely funny--dialogue, a satisfyingly tangled but not unbelievable mystery and delightful secondary characters." --"Kirkus" "Stellar, with deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights...a powerfully great read." --"VOYA" "Compelling." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"