Books to Love: Paper Towns by John Green


It's bank holiday Monday and I've been up since 6am getting ready for work, anyone else feel my pain!? But if not then I hope you have a lovely day, whatever you're doing, wherever you are! Do any of you have plans to sit in the garden in the sunshine with a good book? Oh, you are. Great! Why not give Paper Towns a go? (Smoooooooth transition!)

Young Adult fiction seems to be all the rage at the moment and there are people everywhere screaming the benefits of reading this kind of novel no matter what age you are. If you're not convinced, read this BBC article by Adam Eley. 

Summary: One night Margo Roth Spiegelman climbs through Quentin 'Q' Jacobsen's bedroom window and they run off for a little adventure, the morning after which Margo goes missing. Quentin and his friends then try to find her and soon enough another adventure ensues! It's a bit of a mystery/coming-of-age tale about people and love and friendship. It's a lovely read for almost any age! 

Why I love it: As with a lot of other YA novels, this is such a feel good book. It makes you fall a little bit in love with Quentin and his friends and then want to devour everything John Green has ever written. It made me chuckle to myself, say 'awwww' way too many times and then want to send virtual hugs to Q. It also made me want to read Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (and I don't even like poetry!) 

Read if you loved: The Fault in our Stars, Eleanor & Park, pretty much anything by John Green or Rainbow Rowell (and let's face it, what's not to love?)

This is definitely one to watch before the film comes out in August! Have you read it already? Did you like it?