Yes, this is a book review about a John Green novel that isn’t The Fault in the Stars…. ;)
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life – dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues – and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer Q gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.
John Green is overrated. Yep, I said it. This is the third book of his that has left me disappointed – I’ve also read TFIOS (RUBBISH!) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (dull as dishwater). Seriously, his books are written purely to be quoted on Tumblr. That’s all they are. When did teenagers become so eloquent; spouting paragraph after paragraph of prose of hipster poetry. Blah, blah, blah… You should never judge a book by it’s cover.. you can never know a person truly.. Well no shhhhhh-ugar Benedict Cumberbatch!
I’m pretty angry at the amount of time this book has taken away from me, and I can’t get that time back. I would say a large portion of the book is Q chasing after Margo, the most annoying, pretentious, hipster, bitchy character Green could have ever thought up. Apparently, she’s quite pretty so that excuses her to play with people’s feelings and act like a giant PIECE OF MALE SEXUAL ANATOMY. If I could jump into a book and slap a character, I’d roundhouse her so hard she’d be calling me Chuck Norris.
AARGHHHH. Please stop buying into this John Green hype, the more you encourage him, the more he will stay around. I’m sure he is a lovely guy to hang out with but as an author? Nah.
DO NOT RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND.