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Paper Towns

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With the John Green fad going on, what better book to review, than Paper Towns?
This is my third John Green book, and to be honest, the plot was very similar to Looking For Alaska. A not-very-interesting boy, who falls in love with a wild girl, who’s all mysterious and full of this enthralling energy.
I certainly do love the way Green introduces his characters.  He even brings out their personalities very well. Just as his novels are, even Paper Towns is full of funny conversations, witty comebacks, lots of (slightly pretentious) metaphors.
Quentin Jacobsen has been love with his neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman since forever. As children, they always hung out together, but as High School happened, Margo broke all communication with Quentin, whose thoughts still revolved around Margo.
Margo was a mystery to everyone, even to her best friends.
“Maybe she loved mysteries so much, that she became one.” See? I absolutely love John Green’s quotes. (Yes, I can be VERY cheezy, but nevermind that)
Margo is full of wanderlust, she wants to tour the world, unravel new places, new mysteries. She was care-free. She never revealed her true self to anybody, until one night she turned up at Quentin’s window and took him on the most adventurous trip he had ever had. It was the first time she revealed a small bit of her true self to someone.
But the next day in school, Margo once again has become a mystery, a girl Quentin once knew.
The beginning of the book is beautiful, somewhere in the middle it gets a little dragged, and the ending? I think the ending, even though it was kind of an anti-climax, stayed true to all the characters, it was realistic.
All together, I didn’t LOVE the book, neither did I hate it. It was a nice book, John Green’s humor, and his quotes/slightly-pretentious-metaphors being the highlight. The book certainly does get you thinking about a lot of things.

“I’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.” –John Green, Paper Towns.

The Fault In Our Stars

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Author: John Green.
TFIOS is the moving and gripping story of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, both teenage cancer patients. They meet in a Cancer Support group through a mutual friend Isaac. Augustus is the most perfect boy, extremely understanding. As is quite obvious by now, they both end up falling hopelessly in love with each other.

The times they spend together, their witty conversations, the imperfect but perfect-in-their-own-way moments, although a little cheezy,  are bound to bring a smile to your face. 
John Green uses beautiful quotes and metaphors that just blow you away, it’s one thing I love about all his books. This book is an emotional rollercoaster, one moment you’re smiling, another you can feel a slight tear run down your cheek.

The storyline is nothing different, it is the usual with a slight twist. Two teenagers meet, spend time with each other, fall hopelessly in love, and spend a lot of time together.
The ending is something very much expected, but presented in such a moving and beautiful way, that it is bound to make you spend a few minutes just thinking, and if you’re the emotional kind- it’s bound to make you shed a tear!

Overall, it makes for a good one-time read. Even though extremely cheezy and slightly unrealistic, it is perfect for a lover of romance and tragedy.

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 
― John Green, The Fault In Our Stars.