Paper Towns: Relate-able and Heartfelt

By Moriya


Grade: B-


Plot Summary:
Paper Towns is based on the novel of the same name, written by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevigne. It is a coming of age story about finding yourself and understanding some of life’s mysteries.  

The story follows Wolff’s character Quentin – Q for short – as he struggles to find meaning in his life as his senior year of highschool draws to a close.  Since a young age, Q has been entranced by Margo, the beautiful yet illusive girl across the street.  They were strange fast friends in childhood, but now it’s been nine years, and while Q has spent his life under the radar, others took notice of Margo.  As a senior, she is the talk of the town as well as the local high school, and she only becomes more mysterious as the year draws on.  

Out of nowhere, Margo taps on Q’s window one night.  For the first time in nine years, and they have one night of fun and revenge together.  The next day, before Q can catch Margo at school to talk about it, she’s disappeared.  But Q knows Margo, and he knows that she always leaves a trail of clues for people to find her.  When Q finds one by chance, he decides that with the help of his friends, he should go after the girl he loves.

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