Paper towns – John Green
I need to admit I really want to see the movie but I haven’t gone around to do so. Anyway I got the book and wanted to give John Green another try and I finally found out what my problem is with this author. It came to me and I noticed it.
My problem with John Green
If you talk about happy endings with men they will tell you they much prefer a unpredictable ending. Someone dying or not being in love or something like that. It’s better because it’s unpredictable and it’s real life, happy endings don’t always happen in real life. Where as women watch films and read books for the happy endings. You want it to be alright, you want it to be happy to escape the real world and live in this pink cloud of happiness and faith and destiny even if it makes you vomit, it’s nice from time to time.
But John Green is a men and you get that in every end of his books from killing of characters till not letting them end up together. That’s my problem with John Green the endings. His books are amazing, the endings are not. The endings make me frustrated, sad and right up angry at some points. John Green is an fantastic writer but doesn’t satisfy my book needs. I need happy endings, I need hope and John Green just doesn’t give me that.
What does the backof the book say?
The thing about Margo Roth Spiegelman is that really all I could ever do was let her talk, and the wehn she stopped talking encourage her to go on, due to the facts that 1. I was incontestably in love with her, and 2. She was absolutly unprecedented in every way, and 3. she never really asked me any questions.
Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo from afar. So when she climbs through his window to summon him on a all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next morning, Q turns up at school and Margo doesn’t. She’s left clues to her disappearance, like a trail of breadcrumbs for Q to follow.
And everything leads to one unavoidable question:
Who is the real margo?
What did I think?
I loved this book more then I thought I would. I adored it because I could find a lot of myself in Quinten and Margo. I liked the journey that Q went on and how he not only found Margo but also himself and how he started to notice how much his friends actually cared for him.
I really wanted them to end up together. Turned out they didn’t. Typical John Green. That is what I mean, who does that? That is what happens in real life it shouldn’t happen in a book but again I understand. It just makes me quite sad about the whole thing. Nevertheless, I adored this book so much that it was okay.
Have you read Paper towns, or seen the movie?
Lots of love,