Paper Towns

By John Green
Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525478188, 305pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“Quentin has loved Margo since they were both nine years old. Now it's the spring of their senior year, and after a night of pranks Margo disappears, leaving a solitary clue for Quentin. Both poignant and hysterical, this book is a delightful celebration of smart guys.”
— Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX


Description

Winner of the Edgar Award
The #1 "New York Times"Bestseller
"Publishers Weekly "and "USA Today "Bestseller
Millions of Copies Sold

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues and they re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew.
#1 Bestselling author of "The Fault in Our Stars" John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.




About the Author
John Green attended a boarding school in Alabama not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. His experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens and inspired him to bring his comic sensibility to a candid novel about the excitement of breaking the rules and the challenge of confronting loss. John now writes for several national magazines, both print and Web-based. He is also a commentator for National Public Radio's afternoon newsmagazine, "All Things Considered," and Chicago's "NPR" affiliate, WBEZ.



Praise For Paper Towns

A Booklist Best Book of the Year
An SLJ Best Book of the Year
A VOYA Best Book of the Year

“Green’s prose is astounding — from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths.” –SLJ, starred review

“[Green’s] a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material.” –Booklist, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt poignancy.” –Kliatt, starred review

“Green delivers once again with this satisfying, crowd-pleasing look at a complex, smart boy and the way he loves. Genuine—and genuinely funny—dialogue, a satisfyingly tangled but not unbelievable mystery and delightful secondary characters.”
Kirkus

"Stellar, with deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights…a powerfully great read." --VOYA 

"Compelling." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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