Art & Culture

Book Review on ‘Paper Towns’

The book by John Green has been made into a movie coming out July 24.

The book Paper Towns by John Green has been made into a movie coming out July 24. It is an exciting story about life and learning to truly live it for yourself, not to be what other people want you to be.

San Benito High School freshman Marisa Sachau said, “I can’t wait to see the movie. The book was really good.”

Much like Green’s other books, Paper Towns is written in a way where readers can relate to the characters. His stories are based on real life and not with happy endings all the time. The truth is there really isn’t a happy ending every time, and his stories show that.  It is definitely a story for those who want to learn and connect better with stories.

Quentin Jacobsen, the main character, lives life in such a routine that his days all go the same way. He does the same things, and he doesn’t do anything real exciting with his life. But has always been in love with his neighbor, Margo his complete opposite. One day, she climbs in through his bedroom window and takes him on an adventure that will change his life. The next day, Margo goes missing. Quentin follows the clues. Will he find her? If he does, what will happen? Read the book to find out.

 Sachau gave the book five stars. “I thought it was very well written, and recommend it to anyone looking to read it,” she said.

Freshman Marisol Garcia said Green’s books in general have always been a good read and she expects Paper Towns to be the same.

I recommend Paper Towns to anyone who wants a break from all the clichés and wants’ something more relatable, because not all relationships are perfect.